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Report & Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 14, 2018
Flowers regain contest prestige and ambition with Butlins victory under David Childs.


Sykes thrilled at Open return

September 8, 2017
Trombonist Stephen Sykes will be making his contest return at the British Open this weekend with Flowers Band

Emily Evans

Flowers make EE horn connection

August 28, 2017
The talented young horn star Emily Evans is the latest signing at Flowers ahead of their British Open challenge.

Lode Violet

Flowers to lead with Violet colouring

August 23, 2017
One of Europe's finest young talents has signed for Flowers to lead their British Open challenge on principal cornet.

David Childs

Flowers confirm Open leadership under Childs

August 8, 2017
David Childs has been confirmed as Principal Conductor at Flowers Band and will lead them at the British Open next month.

Andrew Smith

Smith puts family first as he retires from top role at Flowers

July 11, 2017
Andrew Smith has called time on his principal cornet role at Flowers Band


Flowers make Crompton signing

April 20, 2017
The experienced Carole Crompton takes on the solo baritone role at Flowers Band.

David Childs

Childs to assist with guest baton role with Flowers

April 12, 2017
Following the departure of Paul Holland, it has been announced that David Childs will lead the band as a guest conductor.

Paul Holland

Holland resigns from Flowers role

April 11, 2017
After eight years of unprecedented success Paul Holland has resigned from his role as Musical Director of Flowers Band


Flowers Band issue Downie case statement

December 14, 2016
The Flowers Band issue a public statement concerning the legal case of former Band Manager and percussionist Lee Downie.

Flowers Band

Jameson takes euph lead from Childs at Flowers

August 5, 2016
Grant Jameson takes over the solo euphonium role at Flowers as David Childs confirms departure.

Grant Jameson

Jameson hits targets with £10,000 award

June 10, 2016
American euphonium star Grant Jameson claims the £10,000 top prize package after being selected as the winner of a Musicians Company Award.


Report & Results: 2016 French Open

June 8, 2016
Flowers break the Da Vinci code to claim French Open title in Amboise with section wins for Lockwood, Amersfoort, Brass Berry and Brass Band Oceane.

Lee Downie

Flowers blow as driving force resigns

May 6, 2016
One of the main driving forces behind the Flowers Band has resigned from the Butlins and West of England Regional Champions.

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World Rankings: February update

February 26, 2016
Flowers blooming with early contest season success.


New Turner exhibition at Flowers

January 23, 2016
The experienced duo of Chris Turner and Danny Winder add extra strength to Butlins Champions.


Culross heads to Flowers for Open

August 24, 2015
An imminent family arrival sees Flowers sign Iain Culross and Harmen Vanhoorne to lead from the principal seat for British Open and National Final.

Folwers in action

Flowers draw acclaim for artistic exhibition

July 4, 2015
The Flowers Band has gained widespread critical acclaim for its musical contribution to the renowned Cheltenham Music Festival.

Paul Bennett

Flowers capture Bennett

June 25, 2015
The Butlins champion moves quickly to secure the services of former Fairey solo horn Paul Bennett.


Flowers make double change ahead of Torquay

March 10, 2015
New faces on cornet and tuba for Flowers as they seek fourth successive win at West of England Area Championship.

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU

Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ

Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

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

Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.

West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact

The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher