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2011 National Championships of Great Britain — The Runners & Riders

4BR looks at the records of the 20 bands that will take to the stage trying to win the title this weekend.

BeaumarisBeaumaris
Conductor:
Gwyn Evans
4BR Ranking: 27

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Nicholas Hughes
Principal Euphonium: Glen Van Looy
Soprano: Barri Gwilliam
Trombone: Jos Harris
Horn: Nia Wyn
Flugel: Chris Williams
Baritone: Nicolas Williams
Eb Tuba: Gavin Saynor
Bb Tuba: N/K

Appearances:
3rd time
Debut: 2002

Best Result:
17th (2002)
Last Year: DNQ

2011 Qualification:
2nd place at Welsh Regional Championship conducted by Gwyn Evans.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: DNQ
2009: DNQ
2008: DNQ
2007: DNQ
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: 11th (Morten E Hansen) (15)
2003: DNQ
2002: 17th (Gwyn Evans) (12)
2001: DNQ

Overall Record:

Unplaced: 2 times – 2002 (17th), 2004 (11th)

2011 Form:

Regionals: 2nd (Wales)
Senior Cup: 3rd


BrighouseBrighouse & Rastrick
Conductor:
Prof David King
4BR Ranking: 6

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Stuart Lingard
Principal Euphonium: David Thornton
Soprano: Steven Devolder
Solo Trombone: Chris Gomersall
Solo Horn: William Rushworth
Flugel: Lucy Murphy
Baritone: Ciaran Young
Eb Tuba: Mick Morris
Bb Tuba: Simon Gresswell

Appearances:
60th time
Debut: 1913

Best Result: 8 Wins
Last Year: Winners

2011 Qualification: Winners of Yorkshire Regional Championships conducted by David King (pre-qualified)

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: Winners (David King) (15)
2009: DNQ
2008: DNQ
2007: 6th (Alan Morrison) (20)
2006: DNQ
2005: 6th (James Gourlay (18)
2004: 14th (James Gourlay) (8)
2003: 6th (Ian McElligott) (17)
2002: 5th (Ian McElligott) (1)
2001: 11th (Allan Withington) (4)
 
Overall Record:
Wins: 8 times - 1946, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1980, 1997, 1998, 2010
Second: 4 times - 1963, 1967, 1981, 1999
Third: 3 times - 1948, 1951, 1975
Fourth: 6 times - 1945, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1995, 2000
Fifth: 7 times - 1913, 1950, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1992, 2002
Sixth: 5 times - 1962, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2007
Unplaced: 25 times – 1929 (N/K), 1930 (N/K), 1931 (N/K), 1932 (N/K), 1933 (N/K), 1934 (N/K), 1935 (N/K), 1936 (N/K), 1937 (N/K), 1947 (N/K), 1952 (N/K), 1953 (N/K), 1957 (N/K), 1958 (N/K), 1960 (N/K), 1961 (N/K), 1966 (N/K), 1972 (N/K), 1976 (7th), 1977 (14th), 1982 (9th), 1986 (=14th), 1988 (7th), 1989 (15th), 2001 (11th), 2004 (14th)

2011 Form:

Regionals:  Winners (Yorkshire)
Whit Friday: Winners in Saddleworth
English National: 3rd
British Open: 5th


CarltonCarlton Main Frickley Colliery
Conductor:
Phillip McCann
4BR Ranking:  8

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Kirsty Abbotts
Principal Euphonium: Toni Howden  
Soprano: Gary Bates
Solo Horn: Leah Williams
Flugel: Anna Spedding
Solo Trombone: Becky Lundberg
Baritone: Heather Law
Eb Tuba: Paul Davies
Bb Tuba: Ray Sykes MBE

Appearances: 21st time
Debut: 1925

Best Result:
2nd in 1959 & 1960
Last Year: 10th

2011 Qualification:
3rd at Yorkshire Championships conducted by Philip McCann

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: 10th (Phillip McCann) (1)
2009: 6th (Russell Gray) (11)
2008: 4th (Russell Gray) (20)
2007: DNQ
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: DNQ
2003: DNQ
2002: DNQ
2001: DNQ

Overall Record:

Second: 2 times - 1959, 1960
Third: 2 times - 1927, 1957
Fourth: 3 times - 1925, 1979, 2008
Sixth: 1 time - 2009
Unplaced: 12 times – 1928 (N/K), 1929 (N/K), 1930 (N/K), 1952 (N/K) 1958 (N/K), 1971 (N/K), 1973 (N/K), 1978 (N/K), 1982 (N/K), 1983 (N/K), 1999 (17th), 2010 (10th)

2011 Form:
Regionals: 3rd (Yorkshire)
British Open: 3rd


Co-opCo-operative Funeralcare
Conductor:
Dr Nicholas Childs
4BR Ranking: 17

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Jim Hayes
Principal Euphonium: Allison Bonner
Soprano: Caroline Tennant
Solo Trombone: Paul Kiernan
Solo Horn: Alison Halls
Flugel: Caroline Farren
Baritone: Rebecca Childs
Eb Tuba: Willie Young
Bb Tuba: Kenny Brown

Appearances:
41st time
Debut: 1929

Best Result:
2 wins
Last Year: 20th

2011 Qualification:
2nd at the Scottish Regional Championships conducted by Nicholas Childs.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)

2010: 20th (Michael Fowles) (7)
2009: 9th (Michael Fowles) (1)
2008: DNQ
2007: DNQ
2006: 10th (Allan Ramsay) (12)
2005: DNQ
2004: 17th (Ian McElligott) 14)
2003: 9th (James Scott) (8)
2002: DNQ
2001: 10th (James Gourlay) (15)

Overall Record:
Wins: 2 times - 1990, 1996
Second: 4 times - 1929, 1933, 1934, 1958
Fourth: 1 time - 1992
Fifth: 1 time - 1960
Sixth: 5 times - 1930, 1937, 1993, 1994, 2000
Unplaced: 27 times - 1931, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1945, 1948, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1971, 1979 (16th=), 1985 (10th), 1988 (11th), 1989 (10th), 1991 (12th), 1997 (11th), 1998 (7th), 2001 (10th), 2003 (9th), 2004 (17th), 2006 (10th), 2009 (9th), 2010 (20th)

2011 Form:

Regionals: 2nd (Scotland)
West Lothian: Winners
British Open: 20th


CoryCory
Conductor:
Dr. Robert Childs
4BR Ranking:  1

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Tom Hutchinson
Principal Euphonium: David Childs
Soprano: Bert Van Thienen
Solo Trombone: Chris Thomas
Solo Horn: Owen Farr
Flugel: Joanne Childs
Baritone: Susan Thomas
Eb Tuba: Simon Howell
Bb Tuba: Fraser Bish

Appearances:
50th time
Debut: 1924

Best Result: 5 Wins
Last Year: 2nd

2011 Qualification:
Winners of the Welsh Regional Championships conducted by Dr. Robert Childs (pre-qualified)

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)

2010: 2nd (Robert Childs) (10)
2009: 3rd (Robert Childs) (6)
2008: 3rd (Robert Childs) (14)
2007: 3rd (Robert Childs) (11)
2006: 4th (Robert Childs) (7)
2005: 3rd (Robert Childs) (6)
2004: 4th (Robert Childs) (20)
2003: 3rd (Robert Childs) (12)
2002: 2nd (Robert Childs) (9)
2001: 5th (Robert Childs) (13)
 
Overall Record:
Wins: 5 times - 1974, 1982, 1983, 1984, 2000
Second: 4 times - 1948, 1979, 2002, 2010
Third: 6 times – 1971, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
Fourth: 2 times – 2004, 2006
Fifth: 3 times - 1972, 1986, 2001
Sixth: 6 times - 1949, 1952, 1967, 1976, 1997, 1998
Unplaced: 23 times – 1924 (N/K), 1945 (N/K), 1950 (N/K), 1951 (N/K), 1956 (N/K), 1959 (N/K), 1960 (N/K), 1961 (N/K), 1962 (N/K), 1963 (N/K), 1964 (N/K), 1965 (N/K), 1966 (N/K), 1968 (N/K), 1973 (N/K), 1975 (11th), 1977 (17th), 1978 (=7th), 1980 (6th), 1981 (=13th), 1988 (18th), 1992 (9th), 1994 (14th)

2011 Form:

Regionals: Winners (Wales)
European Championship: 2nd
British Open: Winners


EYMSEast Yorkshire Motor Services
Conductor:
Alan Morrison
4BR Ranking:  62

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Neil Day
Euphonium: Neil Johnson
Soprano: John Belton
Trombone: Mark Unsworth
Horn: Alison Grantahm
Flugel: Kathy Newiss
Baritone: John Matthews
Eb Tuba: Gareth Hughes
Bb Tuba: Stephen Gibson

Appearances:
12th time
Debut: 1996

Best Result:
8th
Last Year: DNQ

2011 Qualification: Second at the North of England Championships conducted by Alan Morrison.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: DNQ
2009: 20th (Jason Katsikaris) (15)
2008: 9th (Frans Violet) (9)
2007: 12th (Jim Davies) (2)
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: 20th (Gareth Pritchard) (17)
2003: 14th (Gareth Pritchard) (13)
2002: 20th (Gareth Pritchard) (3)
2001: 14th (Gareth Pritchard) (10)

Overall Record:

Unplaced: 11 times – 1996 (8th), 1997 (13th), 1998 (10th), 1999 (15th), 2001 (14th), 2002 (20th), 2003 (14th), 2004 (20th), 2007 (12th), 2008 (9th), 2009 (20th)

2011 Form:
Butlins: 9th
Regionals: 2nd (North of England)
Senior Cup: 17th


wHITBURNExchange Communications Whitburn
Conductor: Michael Bach
4BR Ranking:
24

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Chris Bradley
Euphonium: Andy Robson
Soprano: Calum Tonner
Trombone: Alex Phillip
Horn: Iain Fleming
Flugel: Jim Chamberlain
Baritone: Evelyn Bradley
Eb Bass: Graham Fraser
Bb Bass: Alan Gourlay

Appearances:
29th time
Debut: 1968

Best Result: 3rd
Last Year: 16th

2011 Qualification:
Winners of the Scottish Regional Championships conducted by Ian Porthouse.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: 16th (Frank Renton) (12)
2009: DNQ
2008: 12th (Steven Mead) (2)
2007: 9th (Steven Mead) (17)
2006: DNQ
2005: 11th (Andrew Duncan) (2)
2004: 8th (Andrew Duncan) (2)
2003: DNQ
2002: 10th (Phillip McCann) (19)
2001: 8th (Phillip McCann) (6)

Overall Record:

Third: 2 times - 1981, 1989
Fifth: 2 times -1990, 1991
Unplaced: 24 times – 1968 (N/K), 1971 (N/K), 1972 (N/K), 1974 (=13th), 1975 (=16th), 1976 (20th), 1977 (19th), 1980 (18th), 1982 (10th), 1986 (7th), 1987 (17th), 1992 (11th), 1993 (8th), 1996 (17th), 1997 (11th), 1998 (13th), 1999 (9th), 2001 (8th), 2002 (10th), 2004 (8th), 2005 (11th), 2007 (9th), 2008 (12th), 2010 (16th)

2011 Form:

Regionals: Winners (Scotland)
West Lothian: Semi-Final
Land O' Burns: 2nd
Grand Shield: 12th
Brass in the Park: Winners
Dr Martin Trust: Winners


FaireyFairey (Geneva)
Conductor:
Russell Gray
4BR Ranking: 5

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Iain Culross
Principal Euphonium: Matthew White
Soprano: Ben Richeton
Solo Trombone: Les Webb
Solo Horn: Julie Meechan
Flugel: Mike Eccles
Baritone: Katrina Marzella
Eb Tuba: Ben Thomson
Bb Tuba: Mark Evans
 
Appearances:
48th time
Debut: 1945

Best Result:
9 wins
Last Year: 3rd

2011 Qualification: 2nd place at North West Regional Championships conducted by Russell Gray (pre-qualified).

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: 3rd (Russell Gray) (6)
2009: 11th (Philip Chalk) (13)
2008: 5th (Philip Chalk) (5)
2007: DNQ
2006: 7th (Simon Stonehouse) (6)
2005: 8th (Simon Stonehouse) (9)
2004: 10th (David Evans) (19)
2003: Winners (Allan Withington) (19)
2002: Winners (Allan Withington) (14)
2001: 4th (Howard Snell) (2)

Overall Record:

Wins: 9 times - 1945, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1965, 1986, 1993, 2002, 2003
Second: 4 times - 1946, 1947, 1994, 1997
Third: 6 times - 1966, 1978, 1980, 1992, 1998, 2010
Fourth: 4 times - 1984, 1987, 1996, 2001
Fifth: 5 times - 1962, 1975, 1988, 1999, 2008
Sixth: 6 times - 1953, 1958, 1959, 1982, 1990, 1991
Unplaced: 13 times - 1948 (N/K), 1955 (N/K), 1957 (N/K), 1963 (N/K), 1972 (N/K), 1979 (15th), 1983 (8th), 1995 (8th), 2000 (8th), 2004 (10th), 2005 (8th), 2006 (7th), 2009 (11th)

2011 Form:

Regionals: 2nd (North West)
English Nationals: 4th
Whit Friday: 2nd in Tameside
European Championship: 6th
British Open: 11th


FlowersFlowers
Conductor:
Paul Holland
4BR Ranking: 26

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Andy Smith
Euphonium: Andrew Hicks
Soprano: Chris Avison
Trombone: Rob Marsh
Horn: Stewart Crawford
Flugel: Tim Malpas
Baritone: Ben Stratford
Eb Tuba: Andy Johnson
Bb Tuba: Craig Williams

Appearances: 12th time
Debut: 1991

Best Result: 7th
Last Year: 13th

2011 Qualification:
2nd place at the West of England Regional Championship conducted by Paul Holland.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)

2010: 13th (Paul Holland) (13)
2009: 7th (Paul Holland) (14)
2008: DNQ
2007: 11th (Philip Harper)
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: DNQ
2003: 16th (Philip Harper) (4)
2002: DNQ
2001: 9th (Philip Harper) (11)

Overall Record:
Unplaced: 11 times – 1991 (13th), 1994 (11th), 1995 (14th), 1997 (10th), 1999 (14th), 2000 (16th), 2001 (9th), 2003 (16th), 2007 (11th), 2009 (7th), 2010 (13th)

2011 Form:
Butlins Mineworkers: Winners
Yeovil: 4th
Regionals: 2nd (West of England)
Grand Shield: 5th


FodensFodens
Conductor:
Allan Withington
4BR Ranking: 3

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Mark Wilkinson
Principal Euphonium: Glyn Williams
Soprano: Richard Poole
Solo Horn: Lesley Howie
Flugel: Helen Williams
Solo Trombone: John Barber
Baritone: Natsumi MacDonald
Eb Tuba: Stewart Baglin
Bb Tuba: Andy Warriner

Appearances: 62nd time
Debut: 1909

Best Result: 12 wins
Last Year: 9th

2011 Qualification:
Winners of the North West Regional Championships conducted by Allan Withington

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: 9th (Allan Withington) (11)
2009: 2nd (Garry Cutt) (9)
2008: 2nd (Garry Cutt) (6)
2007: 2nd (Garry Cutt) (6)
2006: 5th (Garry Cutt) (15)
2005: DNQ
2004: DNQ
2003: 5th (Thomas Wyss) (2)
2002: 4th (Bramwell Tovey) (20)
2001: 2nd (Bramwell Tovey) (20)

Overall Record:
Wins: 12 times - 1910, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1950, 1953, 1958, 1999
Second: 13 times - 1909, 1911, 1921, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1988, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009
Third: 7 times - 1912, 1923, 1947, 1954, 1959, 1997, 2000
Fourth: 5 times - 1928, 1957, 1989, 1998, 2002
Fifth: 6 times – 1922, 1956, 1978, 1983, 1985, 2006
Sixth: 3 times - 1925, 1931, 1961
Unplaced: 15 times – 1913, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1955, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1972, 1976 (13th=), 1977 (15th) , 1980 (16th=), 1993 (11th), 2010 (9th)

2011 Form:
Regionals: Winners (North West)
English Nationals: 2nd
Whit Friday: Tameside winners
British Open: 4th


HepworthHepworth (Cookson Homes)
Conductor:
Michael Fowles
4BR Ranking: 16

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: David Karran
Principal Euphonium: Sean Conway
Soprano: Paul Shafi
Solo Horn: Hannah Drage
Flugel: David Moore
Solo Trombone: Peter Moore
Baritone: Charmian Gott
Eb Tuba: Simon Mofatt
Bb Tuba: Mike Everett

Appearances:
3rd time
Debut: 2007

Best Result: 16th
Last Year: DNQ

2011 Qualification:
2nd place at Yorkshire Regional Championships conducted by Russell Gray

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: DNQ
2009: 13th (Frank Renton) (10)
2008: DNQ
2007: 16th (Mark Bentham) (1)
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: DNQ
2003: DNQ
2002: DNQ
2001: DNQ

Overall Record:
No Wins:
Unplaced: 2 time - 2007 (16th), 2009 (13th)
 
2011 Form:

Regionals:  2nd (Yorkshire)
Whit Friday: 4th in Saddleworth
Masters: 15th
English National: 5th
British Open: 15th


PembertonPemberton Old Wigan DW
Conductor:
Mark Bentham
4BR Ranking: 23

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Joanne Johnson
Euphonium: Nick Birch
Soprano: John Atkinson
Trombone: David Chapman
Horn: Lynne Campbell
Flugel: Carina Halliwell
Baritone: Ashley Jeffers
Eb Tuba: Steven Parfitt
Bb Tuba: Dave McGlynn

Appearances:
6th time
Debut: 1903

Best Result:
4th
Last Year: DNQ

2011 Qualification:
3rd place at North West Regional Championship conducted by Mark Bentham.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: DNQ
2009: 19th (Mark Bentham) (16)
2008: DNQ
2007: DNQ
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: DNQ
2003: DNQ
2002: DNQ
2001: DNQ

Overall Record:
No Wins:
Fourth place: 1 time - 1906
Fifth place: 1 time - 1903
Unplaced: 3 times - 1904 (N/K), 1907 (N/K), 2009 (19th)

2011 Form:
Brass at the Guild Hall: Winners
Regionals:3rd (North West)
English Nationals: 9th
Masters: 7th
Grand Shield: 4th
Dr Martin Trust: 8th


RedbridgeRedbridge Brass
Conductor:
Jeremy Wise
4BR Ranking: 29

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Cliff Pask
Euphonium: Lisa Brill
Soprano: Martin Britt
Horn: Chloe Mallett
Flugel: Alan Roberts
Trombone: Neil Hadden
Baritone: Rob Fox
Eb Tuba: Chris Bearman
Bb Tuba: Graham Patterson

Appearances: 16th time
Debut: 1988

Best Result:
7th
Last Year: 17th

2011 Qualification:
Winners of London and Southern Counties Regional Championships conducted by Jeremy Wise.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)

2010: 17th (Jeremy Wise) (9)
2009: 15th (Jeremy Wise) (4)
2008: 17th (Jeremy Wise) (12)
2007: 15th (Melvin White) (14)
2006: DNQ
2005: 7th (Melvin White) (4)
2004: 12th (Melvin White) (3)
2003: 15th (Melvin White) (20)
2002: 11th (Melvin White) (15)
2001: DNQ

Overall Record:
Unplaced: 15 times 1988 (19th), 1990 (18th), 1991 (18th), 1992 (19th), 1996 (13th), 1997 (18th), 1998 (20th), 2002 (11th), 2003 (15th), 2004 (12th), 2005 (7th), 2007 (15th), 2008 (17th), 2009 (15th), 2010 (17th)

2011 Form:
Butlins Mineworkers: 4th
Regionals: Winners (London & Southern Counties)
Grand Shield: 3rd
Masters: 11th


Reg VardyReg Vardy
Conductor:
Ray Farr
4BR Ranking: 13

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Tina Mortimer
Principal Euphonium: Liz Cook
Soprano: Tom Glendinning
Solo Horn: Steve Hardy
Flugel: Stephen King
Solo Trombone: Steffan Maersk
Baritone: Laura Jackson
Eb Tuba: Jen McCausland
Bb Tuba: Colin Dixon

Appearances:
44th time
Debut: 1963 as Craghead Colliery, 1969 as Ever Ready, 2004 as Reg Vardy

Best Result: 3rd
Last Year: 15th

2011 Qualification: Winners of the North of England Regional Championships conducted by Nicholas Childs.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: 15th (Ray Farr) (17)
2009: 5th (Stephen Roberts) (3)
2008: 11th (Allan Ramsay) (17)
2007: 19th (Ray Farr) (7)
2006: 16th (Ray Farr) (10)
2005: 10th (Ray Farr) (8)
2004: 3rd (Ray Farr) (18)
2003: 12th (Ray Farr) (15)
2002: 9th (Ray Farr) (8)
2001: DNQ
 
Overall Record:

Third: 1 time - 2004
Fourth: 1 time - 1976
Fifth: 3 times - 1982, 1997, 2009
Sixth: 3 times -1970, 1973, 1988
Unplaced: 35 times – 1963 (N/K), 1964 (N/K), 1965 (N/K), 1966 (N/K), 1967 (N/K), 1968 (N/K), 1969 (N/K), 1972 (N/K), 1974  (=11th), 1975 (7th), 1977 (7th), 1978 (9th), 1979 (9th), 1980 (11th), 1981 (16th), 1984 (11th), 1985 (12th), 1986 (12th), 1987 (13th), 1989 (17th), 1990 (14th), 1991 (8th), 1992 (16th), 1993 (17th), 1994 (16th), 1995 (19th), 1999 (19th), 2000 (13th), 2002 (9th), 2003 (12th), 2005 (10th), 2006 (16th), 2007 (19th), 2008 (11th), 2010 (15th)

2011 Form:

Regionals: Winners (North of England)
Grand Shield: Winners
English Nationals: 8th
Doctor Martin Trust: 2nd
British Open: 13th


RothwellRothwell Temperance
Conductor:
David Roberts
4BR Ranking: 10

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: James McCabe
Principal Euphonium: Andrew Marsh
Soprano: Paul Argyle
Solo Horn: Catherine Roberts
Flugel: Vikki Holland
Solo Trombone: Nick Walker
Baritone: Jack Telfer
Eb Tuba: Edward Hodkin
Bb Tuba: Ben Ridgeon
 
Appearances:  6th time
Debut: 1999

Best Result: 4th in 2009 & 2010
Last Year: 4th

2011 Qualification: 6th at the Yorkshire Regional Championship conducted by David Roberts (pre-quaified).

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: 4th (David Roberts) (14)
2009: 4th (David Roberts) (19)
2008: 6th (David Roberts) (16)
2007: DNQ
2006: 14th (David Roberts) (11)
2005: DNQ
2004: DNQ
2003: DNQ
2002: DNQ
2001: DNQ

Overall Record:
Fourth: 2 times – 2009, 2010
Sixth: 2 times – 1999, 2008
Unplaced: 1 time – 2006 (14th)

2011 Form:

Regionals: 6th (Yorkshire)
Whit Friday: 4th in Saddleworth
English Nationals: 7th
British Open: 12th


ThoresbyThoresby Colliery
Conductor:
Philip Harper
4BR Ranking: 63

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Claire Taylor
Euphonium: Simon Wills
Soprano: Graham Drury
Horn: Jackie Greenstad
Flugel: Andrew Bevan
Trombone: Sheila Blige
Baritone: Dave Buckley
Eb Tuba: Eddie Anguish
Bb Tuba: Dave Howells
 
Appearances: 
7th time
Debut: 1970

Best Result:
6th
Last Year: DNQ

2011 Qualification: 2nd at the Midlands Regional Championship conducted by Ian Porthouse.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)

2010: DNQ
2009: DNQ
2008: DNQ
2007: DNQ
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: DNQ
2003: DNQ
2002: DNQ
2001: 17th (Stan Lippeatt) (7)

Overall Record:
No wins
1 sixth - 1975
Unplaced: 5 times – 1970 (N/K), 1990 (16th), 1991(9th), 1994 (9th), 2001 (17th)

2011 Form:

Butlins Mineworkers: 6th
Regionals: 2nd (Midlands)
Masters: 12th
Grand Shield: 9th


TredegarTredegar
Conductor:
Ian Porthouse
4BR Ranking:  4

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Dewi Griffiths
Principal Euphonium: Byron Newton
Soprano: Steve Stewart
Solo Trombone: Steve Turton
Solo Horn: Chris Davies
Flugel: Danny Winder
Baritone: Geraint Chamberlain
Eb Tuba: Jacob Pritchard
Bb Tuba: Andy Russell

Appearances: 25th time
Debut: 1964

Best Result: 2nd
Last Year: 7th

2011 Qualification:
3rd at the Welsh Regional Championships conducted by Ian Porthouse.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: 7th (Ian Porthouse (5)
2009: 14th (Ian Porthouse) (17)
2008: 15th (Ian Porthouse) (3)
2007: 8th (Ian Porthouse) (19)
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: 5th (Russell Gray) (10)
2003: 2nd (Steve Bastable) (11)
2002: DNQ
2001: 7th (Steve Bastable) (14)

Overall Record:

Second: 2 times – 1993, 2003
Third: 1 time - 1999
Fifth: 3 times - 1994, 2000, 2004
Sixth: 2 times - 1977, 1979
Unplaced: 16 times – 1964 (N/K), 1967 (N/K), 1974 (=13th), 1978 (=14th), 1981 (15th), 1983 (14th), 1985 (=16th), 1990 (17th), 1992 (8th), 1995 (9th), 1996 (11th), 2001 (7th), 2007 (8th), 2008 (15th), 2009 (14th), 2010 (7th)

2011 Form:

Regionals: 3rd (Wales)
Welsh Open: Winners
Masters: Winners
European Championship: 3rd
National Eisteddfod of Wales: Winners
British Open: 6th


GUSVirtuosi GUS
Conductor:
John Berryman
4BR Ranking: 15

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Peter Collins
Principal Euphonium: Mark Giles
Soprano: Rob Domingue
Solo Horn: Nathan Waterman
Flugel: Thomas Fountain
Solo Trombone: Chris Jeans
Baritone: Jo Stephenson
Eb Tuba: Linda Hobbs
Bb Tuba: Mike Smith

Appearances:
48th time
Debut: 1935

Best Result:
6 wins
Last Year: 6th

2011 Qualification: Winners of Midlands Regional Championships conducted by John Berryman.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: 6th (John Berryman (4)
2009: DNQ
2008: 10th (John Berryman) (18)
2007: DNQ
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: 6th (David Stowell) (9)
2003: DNQ
2002: 16th (Brian Grant) (18)
2001: 16th (Frank Renton) (3)

Overall Record:
Wins: 6 times -1935, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1964, 1966
Second: 2 times - 1938, 1972
Third: 6 times - 1946, 1956, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1983
Fourth: 6 times - 1947, 1949, 1959, 1961, 1974, 1986
Fifth: 1 time - 1969
Sixth: 3 times – 1995, 2004, 2010
Unplaced: 23 times – 1936(N/K), 1937 (N/K), 1958 (N/K), 1962 (N/K), 1967 (N/K), 1973 (N/K), 1976 (=15th), 1978 (11th), 1980 (=12th), 1981 (=7th), 1984 (8th), 1985 (15th), 1987 (7th), 1989 (22nd), 1990 (13th), 1991 (16th), 1993 (9th), 1994 (10th), 1996 (14th), 2000 (12th), 2001 (16th), 2008 (10th)

2011 Form:

Butlins Mineworkers: 3rd
Regionals: Winners (Midlands)
Masters: 2nd
British Open: 8th


WoodfallsWoodfalls
Conductor:
Gareth Pritchard
4BR Ranking: 43

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Kevin Darby
Euphonium: Graham Lawrence
Soprano: Mark Pye
Trombone: Scott Stewart
Horn: Trish Chislett
Flugel: Chris Lewis
Baritone: Chantal Pye
Eb Tuba: Ian Frost
Bb Tuba: Jim Slade

Appearances:
11th time
Debut: 1952

Best Result: 10th in 1978
Last Year: DNQ

2011 Qualification:
Winners of West of England Regional Championships conducted by Nicholas Childs.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: DNQ
2009: DNQ
2008: 16th (Melvin White) (7)
2007: DNQ
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: DNQ
2003: DNQ
2002: 18th (Frans Violet) (2)
2001: DNQ

Overall Record:

No Wins:
Unplaced: 10 times - 1952 (N/K), 1953 (N/K), 1967 (N/K), 1968 (N/K), 1975 (=16th), 1978 (10th), 1996 (15th), 1998 (16th), 2002 (18th), 2008 (16th)

2011 Form:
Butlins Mineworkers: 5th
Yeovil: Winners
Regionals: Winners (West of England)
Grand Shield: 17th
Wychavon: 3rd


Zone IZone One
Conductor:
Richard Ward
4BR Ranking: 40

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Jason Evans
Euphonium: Roray Cartmell
Soprano: Craig Burnett
Trombone: Jon Stokes
Horn: Paul Fisher
Flugel: Paul Munday
Baritone: Rob Richardson
Eb Tuba: Mark Grainger
Bb Tuba: Michael Poyser

Appearances:
2nd time
Debut: 2009

Best Result: 12th
Last Year: DNQ

2011 Qualification:
2nd at London & Southern Counties Championships conducted by Richard Ward.

Last 10 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)
2010: DNQ
2009: 12th (Richard Ward) (18)
2008: DNQ
2007: DNQ
2006: DNQ
2005: DNQ
2004: DNQ
2003: DNQ
2002: DNQ
2001: DNQ

Overall Record:
No wins:
Unplaced: 1 time - 2009 (12th)

2011 Form:
Butlins Mineworkers: 8th
Regionals: 2nd (London & Southern Counties)
Senior Cup: 11th
Masters: 10th



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


Hitchin Band

November 21 • Due to a re-shuffle in our cornet section we are now looking for a REPIANO or FRONT ROW cornet player. We are a busy band currently at the top of the 1st section in the London and Southern Counties area. We rehearse Mon + Thurs - 7.45-9.45pm.


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.


Neil Samuel


Conductor