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Senior Cup Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Filton Concert Brass Tom Davoren Fragile Oasis, Dr Peter Meechan
2016 Rainford Gareth Brindle Music for Battle Creek, Philip Sparke
2015 Jaguar Land Rover Dave Lea Festival Music, Eric Ball
2014 Wingates Paul Andrews English Heritage, George Lloyd
2013 Woodfalls Dr Nicholas Childs Capriccio Italien Op 45, Tchaikovsky arr. Derek M Broadbent
2012 Northop Silver Thomas Wyss Elgar Variations, Dr Martin Ellerby
2011 Marsden Silver Glyn Williams Prisms, Dr Peter Graham
2010 Woodfalls Gareth Pritchard The Year of the Dragon, Philip Sparke
2009 Marsden Silver Prize (Ossett Brewery) Glyn Williams Pageantry, Herbert Howells
2008 East Yorkshire Motor Services Frans Violet Elgar Variations, Martin Ellerby
2007 Wingates A. Berryman Dances and Alleluias, Philip Sparke
2006 Newstead Welfare Duncan Beckley Harmony Music, Philip Sparke
2005 Burry Port Town Michael Thorne Montage, Peter Graham
2004 Ransome Russell Gray Journey into Freedom, Eric Ball
2003 Rothwell Temperance D. Roberts Pagannini Variations, Philip Wilby
2002 East Yorkshire Motors Services G. Pritchard Le Carnival Romain, Berlioz arr Frank Wright
2001 Peter Hawke Garages Lindley Neil Jowett Prometheus Unbound, Sir Granville Bantock
1982 Newcastle Brown Ale A. Hope Entertainments, Gilbert Vinter
1980 Yorkshire Bus Company E. H. Griffiths Rococo Variations, Allan Street
1979 Hepworth P. Wadsworth Sinfonietta, Joseph Horovitz
1978 Queensbury Music Centre A. Owenson Little Suite For Brass No. 2, Malcolm Arnold
1977 Dobcross Silver P Weston Promenade
1976 Skelmersdale Prize W. Lyon Main Street, Variations, Eric Ball
1976 Lancs. Constabulary Band F. Hough Suite Gothique, Boellmann, Arr. Eric Ball
1975 Thornsett B. Taylor Scheherazade, Arr. Drake Rimmer
1974 Northop Silver G. Jones Simon Called Peter, Arr. Gilbert Vinter
1972 Hepworth Silver G. Kaye A Victorian Rhapsody, Gordon Jacob
1971 City of Coventry 'B' J. Hall Theme From New World Symphony, Dvorak, arr. Drake Rimmer
1970 Barrow Colliery F. Jaques Themes from the 5th Symphony, Beethoven arr. Denis Wright
1969 Hoyland Town M. Thompson Corialanus, Cyril Jenkins
1968 Dove Holes Public H. Hill A Devon Fantasy, Eric Ball
1967 Grimethorpe Colliery Institute Junior W. Lippeatt 1st Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals, Eric Ball
1966 Whitworth Vale & Healey B. Gay Music for Royal Fireworks, Handel, Arr. Denis Wright
1965 Linthwaite Silver G. Morley Ballet Music, William Tell, Rossini
1963 Mirrlees Works N. Ashcroft Spring Song, Leighton Lucas
1962 Hepworth Silver Prize G. Kaye Glastonbury, Denis Wright
1961 Leeds Model P. Kitson From The New World, Dvorak
1960 Gainsborough Britannia H. Nuttall Sunset Rhapsody, Eric Ball
1959 Haigh Prize H. Bentham Egmont, Beethoven
1958 Arley Welfare J. Brotherhood Venus & Adonis, Drake Rimmer
1957 Langwith Miners' Welfare G. Thorpe The Conquerors, Eric Ball
1956 Temple Moor Avenue A. Bell Second Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals, Eric Ball
1955 Agnes St. Temperance E. Ruddock Thames Valley Suite, Henry Geehl
1954 Wharncliffe Silkstone E. Hoole
1953 Prince-Smith & Stells Silver J. Moor King Lear, Drake Rimmer
1952 Clipstone Colliery Welfare J. Boddice Othello, Drake Rimmer
1951 Coleshill Ex-Servicemen's Club M. Clayton Indian Summer, Eric Ball
1950 Askern Colliery J. Boddice Ballads of The Twentieth Century, arr. Frank Wright
1949 Skelmersdale Temperance J. Greenwood Mirella, Gounod
1948 Hammond's Sauce Works H. Hawley Gems of Wagner (No. 2)
1947 Royston New Monckton W. Foster Divertimento, Eric Ball
1946 Burnage & District E. Clayton
1945 Avro Works S. Rowe Loving Cup Memories, Arr. George Ison
1944 Salford - La Traviara, Verdi
1943 Killamarsh - Gems of Chopin Works arr. P. B. Catelinet
1942 Horwich Old A. Hazlehurst Gems of Melody (No. 1), Liszt
1941 Derby Borough Police H. Evetts Gems of Tchaikovsky, Arr. Maurice Johnstone
1939 Skelmersdale Temperance F. Astley Loving Cup Memories, Arr. George Ison
1938 Brancepeth Colliery J. Wright Memories of Wagner
1937 Coventry Colliery G. W. Cave Operatic Bouquet No. 1
1936 Sutton Manor Colliery J. Gaskell Echoes of the Opera, W. Rimmer
1933 Asker W. Tams Gems of Italian Opera
1932 Ollerton Colliery E. Slack The Talisman, Balfe


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

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


Enfield Citadel Band -

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


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 25 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Newstead Brass -

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


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

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


Blidworth Welfare Band

November 21 • The Blidworth Welfare band, Midlands Championship section, require a 2nd cornet player to join our friendly but ambitious and hardworking band. A good programme of concerts, recordings and contests will provide an enjoyable challenge.


Blidworth Welfare Band

November 21 • The Blidworth Welfare band, Midlands Championship section, require a principal cornet player to join our friendly but ambitious and hardworking band. . A good programme of concerts, recordings and contests will provide an enjoyable challenge.


The Corsham Band

November 21 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator