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Spring Festival

Grand Shield Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Whitburn Professor Nicholas Childs Reflections on Swan Lake, Stephen Roberts
2016 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Erik Janssen Of Distant Memories, Edward Gregson
2015 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts Arabian Nights - Fantasy on Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade for Brass Band
2014 Flowers Paul Holland On Alderley Edge, Professor Peter Graham
2013 Milnrow Mareika Gray Red Priest - Concerto after Vivaldi, Professor Philip Wilby
2012 Hepworth Russell Gray On the shoulders of Giants, Professor Peter Graham
2011 Reg Vardy Dr Nicholas Childs Titan's Progress, Hermann Pallhuber
2010 Tredegar Ian Porthouse Rococo Variations, Edward Gregson
2009 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts Contest Music, Wilfred Heaton
2008 Leyland Jason Katsikaris Vienna Nights, Professor Philip Wilby
2007 PolySteel P. Harper The Night to Sing, Bramwell Tovey
2006 Aveley & Newham Nigel Taken Whitsun Wakes, Michael Ball
2005 Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) Mark Bentham Masquerade, Philip Wilby
2004 Sellers International Philip McCann Les Preludes, Liszt/Gay
2003 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery W. Rushworth Tallis Variations, Philip Sparke
2002 Cwmaman Institute John Hudson Four Dances from Checkmate, Sir Arthur Bliss
2001 Kirkintilloch Allan Ramsey Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher
2000 Todmorden Old D. Hadfield Variations on the Shining River, Edward Rubbra
1999 Carlton Main Frickley J. Hinckley A Comedy Overture, John Ireland
1998 Flowers B. Hurdley Partita, Philip Sparke
1997 Wallace Arnold Rothwell D. Blackledge Festival Music, Eric Ball
1996 Wingates N. Childs Variations on a Ninth, Gilbert Vinter
1995 Yorkshire Building Society D. King Pageantry, Herbert Howells
1994 Cory G. O'Conner Spectrum, Gilbert Vinter
1993 William Davis Construction K. Wilkinson The Year of the Dragon, Philip Sparke
1992 Dodworth G. O'Conner The Essence of Time, Peter Graham
1991 Whitburn P. Parkes Le Carnaval Romain, Hector Berlioz
1990 Stalybridge Jones & Brother M. Brownbill Trittico, James Curnow
1989 Hammonds Sauce Works G. Whitham Ballet for Band, Joseph Horovitz
1988 CWS (Glasgow) H. Snell Un Vie De Matelot (A Sailor's Life), Robert Farnon
1987 Blackburn & Darwen A. Evans The Accursed Huntsman, Cesar Frank arranged E. Siebert
1986 Lewington Yamaha Brass D. Carr The Wand of Youth, Elgar, arr. Bram Gay
1985 Woodfalls W. Garner Journey into Freedom, Eric Ball
1984 Andrews Heat for Hire D. Carr Le Roi d'Ys (Lalo), arr. Frank Wright
1983 Jones & Crossland S. Roberts Symphony of Marches, G. Vinter
1982 Brodsworth Colliery Welfare D. Carr Festival Music, Eric Ball
1981 Leyland Vehicles R. Evans Tournament for Brass,E. Ball
1980 Andrews Heat for Hire G. O' Connor Symphonic Rhapsody "The Crusaders", Thomas Keighley
1979 Rochdale D. Loukes Sinfonietta, Gordon Langford
1978 Ratby B. Anderson Second Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals, Eric Ball
1977 East Lancs. Paper Group D. M. Loukes Hand of the Mountain and Flood
1976 Tredegar Town R. J. Childs The Frogs of Aristophanes, Granville Bantock
1975 Coventry School of Music L. Pepper Tournament for Brass, Eric Ball
1974 Woodfalls C. Bosanko Prince Igor Overture, Borodin/Glazounov, arr. R. Barsotti
1973 Patchogue Plymouth C. Peacock Junior La Forza Del Destino (Force of Destiny), Verdi, arr. Frank Wright
1972 Stanshawe W. B. Hargreaves Academic Festival Overture, Brahms arr. Denis Wright
1971 Newhall E. Woodhouse Lorenzo, Thomas Keighley
1970 Desford Colliery Welfare L. B. Springett Norwegian Carnival, Svendsen arr. Siebert
1969 Thoresby Colliery Welfare W. Lippeatt Peddars' Way, Kenneth A. Wright
1968 Greenway Moor T. Gray Les Preludes, Liszt
1967 Cowpen & Crofton J. R. Carr Scheherazade, Rimsky Korsakoff, arr. Drake Rimmer
1966 Craghead Colliery E. Cunningham Main Street Variations, Eric Ball
1965 Mossley E. Hoole Shipbuilders, Peter Yorke
1963 Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery E. Hoole Sinfonietta, Erik Leidzen
1962 Slaithwaite R. Newsome Grand Shield Carnival, Helen Perkin
1961 Jaguar Cars H. Heyes Symphonic Suite, Leighton Lucas
1960 Haigh Prize H. Bentham The Tempest, Maurice Johnston
1959 Blackhall Colliery N. Buckley Cordell Suite, Helen Perkin
1958 Wharncilffe Silkstone E. Hoole Reurgam, Eric Ball
1957 Finedon Old A. Remmington Tintagel, Denis Wright
1956 Fisher & Ludlow Works C. Yorath Suite in B Flat, Gordon Jacob
1955 Markham Main Colliery E. Griffiths Rhapsody in Brass, Dean Goffin
1954 Oldham Band L. Lamb The Three Musketeers, George W. Hespe
1953 Royston New Monckton Colliery W. Foster Owain Glyndwr, R. Maldwyn Price
1952 Leyland Motors H. Moss Pride of Race, K. A. Wright
1951 Lindley P. Wadsworth Hinchingbrooke, Alfred Ashpole
1950 Ollerton Colliery W. Appleton Academic Festival Overture, Brahms, arr. D. Wright
1949 Moderna Works (Mytholmroyd) - The Royal Water Music, Handel Harty
1949 Moderna Works (Mytholmroyd) T. Casson The Royal Water Music, Handel Harty
1948 Prescot Cable Works J. Capper Overture for an Epic Occasion, Denis Wright
1947 Chapel-en-le Frith Town F. Moss Normandy, Henry Geehl
1946 Platt Bros. Moston Colliery E. Clayton A Northern Rhapsody, Keighley
1945 Hickleton Main Public G. Thompson Labour and Love Percy E. Fletcher
1944 Easington National Fire Service - Coriolanus, Cyril Jenkins
1943 Horwich Old - The Royal Water Music, Handel Harty
1942 Derby Borough Police H. Evetts Ballet Music from William Tell, arr, Denis Wright
1941 Platt's Moston Colliery S. Rowe Ballads of the Twentieth Century, Arr. Frank Wright
1940 Sankey's Castle Works - Carmen, Bizet
1939 Phoenix G. W. Hespe Labour and Love, Percy E. Fletcher
1938 Consett Iron Co's Crookhall Colliery J. J. Stobbs The Royal Water Music, Handel - Harty
1937 Bolton Borough J. W. Hughes A Northern Rhapsody, Keighley
1936 Marsden Musical Institute R. Cooper The Fairies, Wagner
1935 Denby Dale - Victory, C. Jenkins
1934 Whitworth V - Maesgarmon, Haydn Morris
1933 Barrow Iron & Steel Works A. Barker Coriolanus, C. Jenkins
1932 Barrow Shipyard W. Halliwell Der Freischutz, Weber
1931 Lowerhouse Mills - Rigoletto
1930 Blackhall Colliery - Songs of England, Hubert Bath
1929 Callender''s Cable Works "A" - Les Huguenots, Meyer Beer
1928 Dove Holes Public - Mirella, Gounod
1927 Farnworth Old - Operatic, Beauties
1926 Brotherton Old - Carmen, Bizet
1925 Altrincham Borough - Il Matrimonio Segreto, Cimarosa
1924 Edge Hill L.M.S. - Joseph Und Seine Bruder, Mehul
1923 Denton Original - Don Giovanni, Mozart
1922 Redcar Works - A Souvenir of Sir Henry Bishop


Concert - Brass in Concert Gala Concert

Friday 17 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Billingham Forum Theatre

Saturday 18 November • Billingham Forum Theatre. Queensway. Stockton-on-Tees. TS23 2LJ


Barnsley Metropolitan Band - Michael Dodd, soloist , Hepworth, Stannington....

Saturday 18 November • Elsecar Heritage Centre (Ironworks), Barnsley S74 8HJ


Cory Band - Brass in Concert Gala Concert

Saturday 18 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


East London Brass

November 17 • Champ band under their INSPIRATIONAL MD Jayne Murrill are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE player to join our team. Lots of exciting projects (concerts and contests) lined up in the next 2 years.


Hatfield Band

November 17 • HATFIELD BAND is seeking first class and dedicated percussion musicians.. . HATFILED BAND are a Championship section band based on the periphery of Doncaster, South Yorkshire and are directed by the influential and charismatic, Mr Stan Lippeatt.


Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger