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Pontins Championships

Championship Section Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2010 Marsden Silver Prize Glyn Williams Les Preludes - Liszt - Transcribed by Bram Gay
2009 Tongwynlais Temperance Philip Harper Montage - Peter Graham
2008 Sovereign Brass Major P. Parkes Cloudcatcher Fells - John McCabe
2007 Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery Graham O’Connor Partita - Philip Sparke
2006 Pennine Brass Ian Porthouse Blitz, Derek Bourgeois
2005 Staffordshire Steve Bastable Three Figures – Herbert Howells
2004 Staffordshire Steve Bastable Dances and Arias, Edward Gregson
2003 Skelmanthorpe K. Wadsworth Festival Music, Eric Ball
2002 Tredegar G. Cutt Ballet for Band, Joseph Horowitz
2001 JAG Mount Charles B. Hurdley Diadem of Gold
2000 Rothwell Temperance D. Roberts Paganini Variations, Philip Wilby
1999 Mount Charles B. Hurdley Cloudcatcher Fells, John McCabe
1998 Tredegar P. Bailey Contest Music, Wilfred Heaton
1997 Tredegar N. Childs Pageantry, Hebert Howells
1996 WP Sovereign D. Maplestone Diversions for Brass Band, Derek Bourgeois
1995 UES Stockbridge N. Childs Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
1994 UES Stockbridge G. O' Connor Les Franc Juges, Berlioz
1993 Flowers Gloucester R. Evans Diversions on a Bass Theme, G. Lloyd
1992 BTM M. White Life Divine, Cyril Jenkins
1991 Bedwas Trethomas & Machen M. White Le Roi d'Dys, Lalo
1990 Tredegar N. Weeks Festival Music, Eric Ball
1989 Kennedy's Swinton D. Stowell Sovereign Heritage, Jack Beaver
1988 Kennedy's Swinton D. King Year of the Dragon, Philip Sparke
1987 Rockingham G. O'Conner On the Cornish Coast, Henry Geehl
1986 Point of Ayr D. Stephens An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher
1985 Jones and Crossland S. Roberts Life Divine, Cyril Jenkins
1984 Jones and Crossland S. Roberts Diadem of Gold, G. Bailey
1983 Jones and Crossland S. Roberts Carnaval Romain, Berlioz
1982 Point of Ayr D. Stephens The Festive City, Eric Ball
1981 St. Austell A. Chappell James Cook - Circumnavigator, Gilbert Vinter
1980 William Davis Construction J. Berryman Carnival Overture, Dvorak
1979 Cory D. Stephens Festival Music, Eric Ball
1978 Cory D. Stephens Les Franc Juges, Berlioz
1977 Swanbrook Transport D. Stephens Symphony of Marches, Gilbert Vinter
1976 Lockwood P. Kitson Les Preludes, Lizst
1975 Shirland Miners D. Carlin Own Choice
1974 Skelmersdale W. Lyon Own Choice


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

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


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

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


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


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


James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor