The Champions - Who won what in 2009


There were a lot of brass band contests in 2009. 4BR provides the definitive list of the bands that took away the victors laurels all over the world.

CoryWorld Champion: Cory
European Champion: Cory
European B Section: 3BA Brass (Bavarian Brass Band Academy)

4BR/World of Brass Rankings: Cory

4BR 2009 Money List Winners:

Black DykeNational Champions:

Great Britain: Black Dyke
Australia: Gunnedah Shire
Austria: Brass Band Oberosterreich
Belgium: Brass Band Buzingen
Denmark: Concord Brass Band
England: Black Dyke
Finland: Brass Band Toolo
France: Brass Band Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Germany: 3BA Brass (Bavarian Brass Band Academy)
Holland: De Waldsang
Ireland: Drogheda Brass
Italy: Brass Band Wipptal
New Zealand: Woolston Brass
Northern Ireland: Laganvale (Metal Technology)
Norway: Eikanger Bjorsvik
Scotland: Co-operative Funeralcare
Sweden: Windcorp
Switzerland: Valaisia Brass Band
United States of America: Fountain City
Wales: Cory

FodensBritish Open Champions: Cory 

Brass in Concert: Foden’s

All England Masters International:  Foden’s 

Grand Shield: Rothwell Temperance
Senior Cup: Marsden Silver Prize
Senior Trophy: United Norwest Co-op Milnrow

Butlins Mineworkers Championship:
Championship Section:
First Section: Blackburn & Darwen
Second Section: East London Brass
Third Section: Shirebrook MW Unison
Fourth Section: Eccles Borough

Pontins Championship:
Championship Section: Tongwynlais Temperance
First Section: Blackburn & Darwen
Second Section: Oldham (Lees)
Third Section: Uppermill
Fourth Section: Hazel Grove

Whit Friday Champions:
Tameside: Fodens
Saddleworth: Black Dyke

Regional Champions: 

London & Southern Counties:

Championship Section: Redbridge
First Section: Norfolk Brass
Second Section: East London Brass
Third Section: St Sebastian Wokingham
Fourth Section: Battle Town

Championship Section:
Desford Colliery
First Section: Phoenix West Midlands
Second Section: Shirland
Third Section: Cubbington Silver
Fourth Section: Whitwell

North East:
Championship Section:
First Section: GT Group Peterlee
Second Section: Flookburgh
Third Section: South Milford Brass
Fourth Section: Kirkby Moorside

North West:
Championship Section:
First Section: Wardle Anderson Brass
Second Section: Oldham (Lees)
Third Section: Dobcross Silver
Fourth Section: Eccles Borough

Championship Section:
Scottish Co-op
First Section: Kirkintilloch Kelvin
Second Section: Arbroath Instrumental
Third Section: Coalburn Silver
Fourth Section: Peebles Burgh

Championship Section:
First Section: Point of Ayr
Second Section: City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)
Third Section: Royal Buckley Town
Fourth Section: Pontypool Brass

West of England:
Championship Section:
Camborne Town
First Section: Poole Borough
Second Section: Camborne A
Third Section: Brunel Brass
Fourth Section: St Breward

Championship Section:
Rothwell Temperance
First Section: Wakefield Metropolitan
Second Section: Holme Silver
Third Section: Garforth
Fourth Section: Maltby Miners Welfare

TongLower Section National Champions:

First Section
: Tongwynlais Temperance
Second Section: City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)
Third Section: Brunel Brass
Fourth Section: St Breward Silver 

National Youth Championships of Great Britain:
Smithy Bridge Primary School
Junior: Gwynedd Mon Junior
Advanced: Sellers International Youth
Intermediate: Gloucestershire Youth
Premier: Camborne Youth

AustraliaThe Rest of the World: 


National Championship:
B Section:
Hobart City
C Division: Darebin City Brass
D Division: Boroondara Harmony Brass
Junior A: Gunnedah Shire
Junior B: Warringah Youth
FABB Australasian Open: Kew Band
Entertainment Champions: Gunnedah Shire Band

Bendigo Eisteddfod:
Boroondara Brass
C: Greater Bendigo Brass
D: Boroondara Harmony Brass
Junior Grade: Hyde Street Youth

East Coast of Australia Festival:
B Grade:
Toronto Brass
C&D Grade: Newcastle PCYC

Festival of Bands:
Division 1:
Muswellbrook Shire Concert
Division 2: CNL Brass 

NSW Championships:
B: Hall Village
C: City Holroyd
D: Brisbane Waters

Nambour: South Brisbane Federal

Penrith: Warringah Concert Brass

Queensland State Championships:
A Grade: Brisbane Excelsior
B Grade: Toowoomba Municipal No 1
C Grade: Surfers Paradise Brass
D Grade: Nambour & Maroochy District
Junior: Brisbane Brass Juniors

South Australia Championships:
K&N Spring Gully
B: Salisbury City
C: Enfield Brass
D: K&N Spring Gully Brass
Junior: Warriparinga Brass

Victoria Championships:
A: Kew Band
B: Geelong West Brass
C: Advent Brass
D: Sale City
Junior B: Whitehorse Brass
Junior C: Hyde Street Youth

Western Australian Festival:
WA Brass


National Championship:
First Division:
Brass Band Heist
Second Division: Brass Band Panta Rhei Gent
Third Division: Brass Band Gent


National Championship:
Excellence Division:
1st Division: Latinus Brass Band
2nd Division: Brass Band Sagona
3rd Division: Brass Band en Seine

French Open:
Brass Band Rijnmond
First: Brass Band Borgiacq
Second: BMP Goodshaw
Third: Blackley

March: EYMS


National Championship:
Hoechststufe Section:
Cologne Concert Brass
Oberstufe Section: Brass Band Schwaben

Entertainment Contest: Brass Band A7

National Championship:
First Division:
De Spijkerpakkenband
Second Division: Excelsior
Third Division: Gloria Dei Gerkesklooster
Fourth Division:  Hallaluja

Euro Brass:
Brass Band Buizingen
B: Pro Rege Heerenveen
C: Koperensemble De Waldsang

World Championship:
First Division: Brass Band Heist
Second Division: Brass Band Bacchus
Third Division: Brass Band Hombeek


National Championship:
Third Division Brass:
Navan Silver
Fourth Division Brass: St Patrick’s Brass

South of Ireland Championship:
City of Waterford
Junior: St Barrack Street Waterford

New Zealand: 

National Championship:
B Section:
Brass Wanganui
C Section: Levin and Districts Brass
D Section: Rangiora Brass
Youth: Pelorus Trust Wellington Youth

Scenic Hotels Band of the Year: Port of Napier

irelandNorthern Ireland: 

National Championship:
Grade 2:
Drogheda Brass
Grade 3: Newtonards Silver
Grade 4: St Mary’s Silver
Grade 5: Greystone Silver

Northern Ireland BB League:
1st Old Boys
Second Division: St Joseph’s Brass
Third Division: Newtonards Silver
Fourth Division: St Mary’s Silver


National Championship:
First Division:
Tertnes Brass
Second Division: Kleppe Musikklag
Third Division: Tromso Brass
Fourth Division: Bjorsvik Brass

Eikanger Bjorsvik
First Division: Askoy Brass
Second Division: Musikkorpset Gjallarhorn
Third Division: Stavanger Kommunekorps

Grenland Festival: Manger Musikklag


Scottish Open: Fountain City
Scottish Shield: Campbeltown Brass
Scottish Cup: Coalburn Silver

Scottish Band of the Year:
Championship Section:
Co-operative Funeralcare
First Section: Kirkintilloch Kelvin
Second Section: Arbroath Instrumental
Third Section: Coalburn Silver
Fourth Section: Brass Sounds Inverclyde

Scottish Youth Championships:
Hawick Saxhorn
Development: Perthshire Youth
Senior: Cumnock Academy
Premier: Carnoustie & District

Scottish Borders:
Youth: St Ronan’s Future Brass

Fife Brass Band Festival:
Clackmannan District
First Section: Newtongrange
Second Section: Arbroath Instrumental
Third Section: Coalburn Silver
Fourth Section: Brass Sounds Inverclyde

Fife Charities: Dalmellington

Northern Counties: Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass

West Lothian Entertainment: Kirkintilloch


National Championship:
First Division:
LDK-Ks Brass
Second Division: Uffes Blas Brass
Third Division: Torsby Brass
Mini: Asenhoga Minibrass


National Championship:
First Division:
Brass Band Rickenbach
Second Division: Brass Band Harmonie Rickenbach
Third Division: Oberwalliser Brass Band Junior
Fourth Division: Entlebucher Jugend Brass Band

Swiss Open: Brass Band Bugermusik Luzern

United States of America: 

National Championship:
Honors Section:
Central Ohio Brass
Challenge Section: Natural State Brass
Explorer Section: Brass Band of the Tri State
Open Section: Brass Band of Huntsville
Youth Section: Triangle Youth
Youth Open Section: Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble

United States Open Championship: Fountain City


Welsh League:
: Burry Port
First Section: Rogerstone
Second Section: City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)/Lewis Merthyr
Third Section: Llywdcoed
Fourth Section: Goodwick

South Wales Miners Eisteddfod Welsh Open: BTM

Welsh National Eisteddfod:
Second Section: Deiniolen
Third Section: Oakley
Fourth Section: Crwbin

SEWBBA Ebbw Vale:
Championship: BTM
First Section: Lympstone South West Telecoms
Second Section: Lewis Merthyr
Third Section: Pillowell Silver
Fourth Section: Goodwick Brass

West Wales BBA Burry Port:
Championship: Cwmaman Institute
First Section: Rogerstone
Second Section: Ynyshir
Third Section: Llwydcoed
Fourth Section: Goodwick Brass

SEWBBA Blaenavon:
Championship: Pontardulais
First Section: Rogerstone
Second Section: Lewis Merthyr
Third Section: Llywdcoed
Fourth Section: Goodwick
Junior: Blaenavon

Greater Gwent Youth Contest:
Abergavenny Borough Youth
2. Bassaleg School
3. Pontardulais Youth

North Wales Open:
Second Section: Deiniolen
Third Section: Portheathwy Menai Bridge
Fourth Section: Parr (St Helens)
Fifth Section: Northop Training Band
Youth A: Beaumaris Youth

Other contests in Great Britain:
Action Research Youth Championships:
Youth Brass 2000

Ratby Co-operative
First/Second Section: Vernon Building Society Poynton
Third/Fourth: Emley Band
Unregistered: Worbrough Brass Beginners

PembertonBrass at the Guild Hall:
Champ/First Section:
Pemberton Old Wigan JJB
Second Section: Haslingden & Helmshore
Third Section: Eccleston Brass
Fourth Section: Blackley
Brighouse March & Hymn:
Marsden Silver

Bugle Contest:
Second Section: Heyl Town
Third Section: St Breward
Fourth Section: Lostwithiel Silver
Youth: Camborne Youth

Second Section: Hoover Bolton
Third Section: Uppermill
Fourth Section: Hazel Grove

Devilish Publishing: Central Ohio

Durham BBA:
B: Wansbeck Ashington
C: Wetherby Silver
D: Stanhope Silver

Dronfield: Stannington

Easingwold March: Fishburn

East Anglian BBA:
Championship: Ipswich & Norwich Co-op
A: King’s Lynn
B: Hadstock

Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne)

Second Section: Lostock Hall
Third Section: Eccleston Brass
Fourth Section: Darwen Brass
Youth: Fred Longworth High School

Gloucester BBA Contest:
A: Lydbrook
B: City of Bristol
C: Corus (Port Talbot)
D: Usk Youth

Hardraw Scar:
Class A:
Class B: Elland Silver Youth

Hebden Bridge Heritage: Oldham (Lees)

Holme Valley:
Section A: Skelmanthorpe
Section B: Uppermill

Kippax Entertainment: EYMS

Kiveton Brass Festival: Hucknall & Linby Brass

Leicester BBA:
Ratby Co-operative
First Section: Barton Town
Second Section: Oddfellows Brass
Third Section: Weston Brass
Fourth Section: Rolls Royce Derby
Unregistered: Ratby Juniors

Manx Music Festival:
Test Piece: Manx Youth & Concert Brass
Entertainment: Manx Youth & Concert Brass

rainfordMarsden March: Rainford

Morley March: Marsden Silver
NEMBA Derby:
Second Section:
Silk Brass
Third Section: Crofton Silver
Fourth Section: Rolls Royce Derby

Otley Entertainment:
York Railway Institute

Picnic in the Park:
GT Group Peterlee
C/D: Stanhope Town

SCABA Crawley:
Friary Guildford
B: Denmead Brass

SCABA Spring Festival:
Championship Section: Friary Guildford
First Section: Tilbury
Second Section: Uckfield Concert Brass
Third: Cobham
Youth: Shanklin Town

SCABA Folkestone:
Friary Guildford
First Section: Thundersley Brass
Second Section: Colchester
Third Section: Sussex Brass (Hastings)
Youth: Shanklin Town

Silkstone March & Hymn: Skelmanthorpe

St Helens March & Hymn:
Pemberton Old Wigan JJB

St DennisSWBBA Torquay:
St Dennis
Second Section: City of Bristol
Third Section: Sidmouth Town
Fourth Section: Hatherleigh
Training: St Keverne

Ashton Under Lyne
Second Section: Oldham (Lees)
Third Section: Boarshurst Silver
Fourth Section: Formby

Tameside Youth: Youth Brass 2000

West Midland BBA Leamington:
First Section:
Second Section: Oddfellows
Third Section: Cubbington Silver
Fourth Section: Newhall

Weston Super Mare
Abergavenny Borough
Second Section: Cinderford
Third Section: Crosskeys Silver
Fourth Section: Corus (Port Talbot) Brass

Wessex Contest:
1. Woodfalls
2. Shrewton
3. Bath Spa
4. Test Valley Brass

HammondsWilkinsons Open:
Open: Hammonds Saltaire
Second Section: Greenalls
Third Section: Hoover Bolton
Fourth Section: Darwen Brass

First Section: Vernon Building Society Poynton
Second Section: Strata Brass
Third Section: Emley Brass
Fourth Section: Shipston Town

Yeovil Entertainment Contest: Flowers


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