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North American Brass Band Championships

Challenge Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2013 Five Lakes Silver Band
Harmony Music
Neil Barlow our Dances from the ballet Checkmate, Bliss arr Ball & Own Choice
2008 Spires Brass Band John Slezak Variations on Laudate Dominum, Edward Gregson and Own Choice
2007 Massanutten Brass Band Kevin Stees Crusade, R van der Velde
2006 Georgia Brass Band Joe Johnson Aspects of Praise, William Himes
2005 Spires Brass Band John Slezak Music for a Festival, Philip Sparke
2004 New England Brass Band Douglas Yeo Northern Landscapes, Peter Graham
2003 Spires Brass Band John Slezak Spirit of Adventure, Kevin Norbury
2002 Sunshine Brass Band Jim Cheyne Concertante for Band, James Curnow
2001 Spires Brass Band John Slezak Rhapsody in Brass, Dean Goffin
2000 Sunshine Brass Band Jim Cheyne Music for a Festival, Sparke
1999 St. Louis Brass Band Malcolm McDuffee Moorside Suite, Holst
1998 Prairie Brass Band Dallas Niermeyer Hinemoa, Wood
1997 Cincinnati Brass Band Anita Cocker Hunt American Variations, Alan Fernie
1996 Woods Manufacturing Company Brass Band David Druce Chorale and Toccata, Stephen Bulla


Foden's Band - Sandbach Transport Festival

Sunday 22 April • Sandbach Town Centre CW11 1AE


Contest: National Youth Championships

Sunday 22 April • Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Rd, Coventry CV4 7AL


The Hepworth Band - Wakefield Grammar School Foundation Chorus

Sunday 22 April • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS). Northgate. Wakefield WF1 3QX


Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE


Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Lostock Hall Brass Band

April 22 • Lostock Hall Memorial Band, are looking to add the final pieces for our challenge for silverware at the National Finals & beyond.. . We are looking to for the following players:. . Solo Baritone. Trombone (Position negotiable). Cornet (Position negotiable)


Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass

April 22 • Prospect Brass (Skelmanthorpe) under MD Phil Garlick are currently looking for a front row cornet player to join the team. We are a hard working 1st section band based between Huddersfield & Wakefield and rehearse mon/Fri 7-9pm in our very own bandroom.


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

April 22 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer