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Regional Championships: Wales

Section 4 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 RAF St Athan Voluntary Alan Bourne St Andrews Variations, Alan Fernie
2016 Phoenix Luke Jenkins The Journal of Phlieas Fogg, Peter Graham
2015 Usk Jeff Jones An English Pastorale, Dean Jones
2014 Northop Brass David Davies Three Spanish Impressions, Alan Fernie
2013 Ebbw Valley Andrew Jones A Devon Fantasy, Eric Ball
2012 Severn Tunnel Josh Ruck English Folk Song Suite, Ralph Vaughan Williams
2011 Mellingriffith 2 Dewi Griffiths Prelude, Song and Dance, John Golland
2010 Crwbin M. Thorne Saint-Saens Variations, Philip Sparke
2009 Pontypool Brass P. O’Leary The Talisman, Frank Hughes
2008 Crosskeys Silver K. Bowden Four Cities Symphony, Rodney Newton
2007 Crosskeys Silver L. Bowden The Seasons, Philip Wilby
2006 Llwydcoed Alan Davies Anglian Dances, Alan Fernie
2005 Royal Oakley J. Jones Divertimento, Brian Kelly
2004 Radyr and Morganstown G. Hann Partita, Edward Gregson
2003 Harlech H. Evans Lydian Pictures, S. Dobson
2002 Conwy Town K. Jones Suite in Bb, G. Jacob
2001 Llanelli & District R. Owen Sinfonietta Pastorale, H. Gheel
2000 Beaumaris 'B' F. Evans The Haslemere Suite, P. Graham
1999 Seindorf Arian Harlech H. Evans Indian Summer, E. Ball
1998 Llanrug & District F. Boylin Solemn Melody & Scenes From A Comedy
1997 Glynneath Silver A. Harris Pennine Moors, D. Barry
1996 Royal Oakeley J. G. Jones Mexican Fiesta, R. Hammer
1995 Royal Oakeley J. G. Jones Little Suite For Brass, M. Arnold
1990 Cwm Town Silver D. Lewis Summer Fantasy, Kees Schoonenbeek
1987 Ebbw Vale Town Band W. J. Cross Overture to Youth, Eric Hughes
1986 Ystrad Mynach & District A. Rowe Four Impressions for Brass, William Relton
1985 Abertillery & District Youth J. Evans A Malvern Suite, Philip Sparke
1984 Newtown (Powys) Silver S. Edwards Divertimento, Eric Ball
1983 Aberystwyth Silver A. Huws First Suite in b, Gustav Holst
1982 U.S.K. Town M. Pegram Excelsior, Ronald Hanmer
1981 Celynen Collieries Institute C. Radford Fantasy For Brass Bands, Bramwell Wiggins
1980 South Glamorgan Youth D. Jones Overture to Youth, Eric Hughes
1979 Celynen Collieries Institute A. G. Morgan The Winters Tale, Reginal Heath or Overture, Blenheim, Arthur Butterworth
1978 Coedely Colliery E. Coombs Mexican Fiesta, Ronald Hamner
1977 Ammanford Town Silver I. Davies Hungarian Fantasy, Albert Jakeway
1976 Ammanford Town Silver I. Davies Voices of Youth, Edward Gregson
1975 Ynyshir & Tymawr Colliery M. Guy The Seasons, John Carr
1974 Glyn-Neath & District Silver D. James Four Little Maids, John Carr
1973 Ystradgynlais Public W. White St. Michael's Mount, Eric Ball
1972 Ystradgynlais Public W. White The Rising Generation, Edrich Siebert
1971 Severn Tunnel Silver R. R. Cummins The Ancient Temple, Eric Ball
1969 Ogmore Valley Silver R. Williams Petite Suite De Ballet, Eric Ball
1968 Abertysswg Youth Silver W. T. Davies Threshold, Frank Wright
1967 Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Junior I. Davies Garland of Classics
1966 Abertysswg Youth Silver W. T. Davies
1965 6th Batt. Welch Regt T.A. T. Jones English Suite, Dr. William Lovelock
1964 Rogerstone & District Silver S. P. Roberts A Rural Suite, Charles Woodhouse, Eric Ball
1963 Blaina Youth G. Jones Four Little Maids, John R. Carr
1962 Ogmore Valley Silver R. Williams Contest Day, Eric Ball
1961 Celynen Collieries Institute T. D. Probyn Suite In B Flat, Purcell, Henry Geehl
1960 Blaenavon Colliery Workmen's S. Morgan The Princess & The Poet, Eric Ball
1959 Treorchy Secondary School Youth I. Morgan The Merry Monarch, Donald Bridger
1958 Ystalyfera Town D. Jones The Joy of Youth, J. A. Greenwood
1957 Rhymney Youth Town R. J. Nash The Black Prince, J. A. Greenwood


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.


The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.