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Spring Festival

Senior Trophy Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Dalmellington Richard Evans Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
2016 Filton Concert Brass Tom Davoren James Cook Circumnavigator, Gilbert Vinter
2015 Rainford Gareth Brindle Tallis Variations, Philip Sparke
2014 Friary Guildford Chris King Les Francs Juges (Hector Berlioz, arr. Frank Wright)
2013 Newtongrange Lee Skipsey Journey into Freedom, Eric Ball
2012 Wakefield Metropolitan Michael Howley Chivalry, Dr Martin Ellerby
2011 Aldbourne David Johnson Benvenuto Cellini, Hector Berlioz arr Dr Christian Jenkins
2010 Beaumaris Gwyn Evans Le Roi D'Ys, Edouard Lalo
2009 United Norwest Co-op Milnrow John Ward Spectrum, Gilbert Vinter
2008 Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery Graham O'Connor Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher
2007 Stockbridge D. Nesbitt Ballet for Band, Joseph Horovitz
2006 Kingdom Brass Craig Anderson The Essence of Time, Peter Graham
2005 Alliance Brass John Clark Connotations, Edward Gregson
2004 Staffordshire John Hinckley Concerto for Band, John Golland
2003 Pennine Brass I. Porthouse Tournament for Brass, Eric Ball
2002 Pemberton Old Wigan A. Lawton Un Vie de Matelot, Dr Robert Farnon
1980 Askern Colliery K. R. Johnson Music for the Royal Fireworks, Handel, arr. Denis Wright
1979 Strandtown H. Brittain Diversion on an Original Theme: Sirius, Frank Wright
1978 Ecclesfield Silver A. Exley Mexican Fiesta, Ronald Hanmer
1977 Bold Miners Welfare T. Wall Suite in E Flat, Gustav Holst
1976 Clifton & Lightcliffe J. Hickman Three Inventions, P. Scheffer
1975 Esh Colliery W. Partington First Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals, Eric Ball
1974 Thornsett B. Taylor Othello, Drake Rimmer
1973 Whitworth Vale & Healey H. Parry Swedish Rhapsody, Gordon Jacobs
1972 Glossop Band B. Hinde Rufford Abbey, Drake Rimmer
1971 Coventry School of Music Youth L. Pepper Mexican Fiesta, Ron Hanmer
1970 Marsden Silver B. Garside Suite in E Flat, Gustav Holst
1969 Hepworth J. Turner City By The Sea, Wwesley Johnstone
1968 West Riding City Fire Service S. Garside A Snowdon Fantasy, T. J. Powell
1967 North Ashton Prize L. Naylor English Folk Songes Suite, Vaughan Williams, arr. Frank Wright
1966 Dove Holes Public H. Hill Overture Egmont, Beethoven, Arr. Eric Ball
1965 Grimethorpe Colliery Institute W. Lippeatt Overture Rule Britannia, W. Rimmer
1963 Berry Hill Silver H. Hartley Four Preludes, Eric Ball
1962 Peak Dale Prize R. Hallam Peter Schmoll, Weber/Drake Rimmer
1961 Marsden M.I. S. Garside Salzburg Suite, Denis Wright
1960 Greenway Moor Prize T. Gray Gallion's Reach, Peter Yorke
1959 Gainsborough Brittania Works H. Nuttall The Yorkshire Riding Suite, S. B. Wood
1958 Hepworth Silver Prize G. Kaye Die Feen, Wagner
1957 N.C.B. No. 5 Area Amb. G. Webster L' Arlesienne, Bizet
1956 Thorne Colliery Silver J. Atherton The Snowdon Fantasy, T. J. Powell
1955 Houghton Main Colliery W. Moore Crown CavalCade, P. Beechfield Carver
1954 Laganvale Silver R. Adair
1953 Nelson Silver Prize C. Smith A Holiday Suite, Eric Ball
1952 Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery E. Hoole Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals, Eric Ball
1951 Price-Smith & Stells Silver R. Lightfoot The Viking, J. A. Greenwood
1950 Coleshill Ex-Servicemen's Club M. Clayton Divertimento, Eric Ball
1949 New Marske T. Collinson Mignonne, Beethoven
1948 Yorkshire Transport C. Smith Three Songs Without Words, Eric Ball, 1. May Moring 2. Winter Vigil 3. Spring Humoreske
1947 Askam Town S. Cain Tales of Hoffmann, Arr. Frank Wright
1946 Church Cresley Colliery G. Hespe
1945 Blackpool Associated Work S. Jenkinson A Souvenir of Shakespeare, W. Rimmer
1944 Scotter Silver - A Village Pastoral, J. Ord-Hume
1943 Crossley Bros - In Days of Old, E. Iadwe
1942 N.F.S. No. 27 Area "L" Division D. Shepherd Poetic Fancies, Michel Laurent
1941 Eckington H. Barker May Day, J. A. Greenwood
1939 Askern H. Mortimer Echoes of Spring, J. A. Greenwood
1938 Butterley Co's Ambulance J. Webster Beautiful Britain, Michel Laurent
1937 Royston Subscription G. W. Buckle A Souvenir of Shakespeare, W. Rimmer
1936 Eckington United H. Barker Echoes of The Opera, W. Rimmer
1933 Ellenbrook & Boothstown J. Wright Gems of Italian Opera, W. Rimmer
1932 Partington Public D. Shepherd A Summer Day, J. A. Greenwood


Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

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


Black Dyke Band - Worsley Parish Church

Thursday 22 February • St Marks, Worsley Brow Worsley, Manchester M28 2YA


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

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


Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre SN14 8PG


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW


Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.


The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

February 20 • Ever fancied moving to New Zealand? Waitakere Auckland Brass is looking for players to join their ranks. Our friendly band meets twice a week at our Auckland band room. We have an exciting year ahead so get in touch and find out more.


Darren R. Hawken

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