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North American Brass Band Championships

Championship Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2013 Princeton Brass Band
Rococo Variations
Dr Stephen Allen Elgar Variations, Martin Ellerby & Own Choice
2008 Fountain City Brass Band Joseph Parisi St. Magnus, Kenneth Downie and Own Choice
2007 Fountain City Brass Band
Paginini Variations
Joseph Parisi Dances and Alleluias, Philip Sparke and Own Choice
2006 Brass Band of Columbus Tim Jameson Of Men and Mountains, Gregson
2005 Brass Band of Central Florida Michael Garasi Harrison’s Dream, Peter Graham
2004 Chicago Brass Band Colin Holman Chivalry, Martin Ellerby
2003 Stavanger Brass Band David King Montage, Peter Graham
2002 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Cambridge Variations, Philip Sparke
2001 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman Masters of Space and Time, Bruce Broughton
2000 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman Whitsun Wakes, Michael Ball
1999 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Isaiah 40, Roberth Redhead
1998 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman Contest Music, Wilfred Heaton
1997 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman New Jerusalem, Wilby
1996 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman Trittico, James Curnow
1995 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Essence of Time, Graham
1994 Hawthorne City Band Ken MacDonald Variations for Brass Band, Vaughn Williams
1993 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste no set piece
1992 Ohio Collegiate Brass Woods/Droste Ballet for Band, Horowitz, Connotations, Gregson or Variations on a Ninth, Vinter
1991 Brass Band of Columbus Droste Aspects of Praise, Himes
1990 Brass Band of Columbus Droste Introduction, Elegy and Caprice, Calvert
1989 WRAL British Brass Band Jack Stamp Plantagenets, Gregson
1988 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Symphony of Marches, Vinter
1987 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Connotations, Gregson
1986 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Ballet for Band, Horovitz
1985 Gramercy Brass of New York John Lambert Jr. Vizcaya, Vinter
1984 Gramercy Brass of New York John Lambert Jr. Entertainments, Gilbert Vinter
1983 Smoky Mountain BBB Richard Trevarthen Sinfonietta, Langford


Kettering Citadel S A Band - Leicester South Songster Brigade

Saturday 17 February • The Lighthouse Theatre. Kettering Conference Centre. Thurston Drive. Kettering. NN15 6PB NN15 6PB


Contest: Unibrass

Saturday 17 February • Barbican Centre, Paragon St, York YO10 4AH


Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4


The Corsham Band

February 15 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team


The Cobham Band

February 14 • The Cobham Band is looking for baritone, euphonium and bass trombone players. This friendly band meets each Monday 8-10pm in Cobham. We have a full programme of bandstands, concerts and do some SCABA contests too. We welcome novices & returning players.


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator