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Results: Leamington Spa Own Choice

Results of the recent contest which saw victory go to SWT Woodfalls and Steve Bastable.


Leamington Spa Own Choice Contest. (West Midlands Brass Band Assn.) held at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa.

Championship Section (Adjudicator — Dennis Wilby)

1. SWT Woodfalls (S Bastable) — 189 pts
2. Welwyn Garden City (D Stokes) — 186
3. City of Oxford (P Harper) — 183
4. Ratby Co-op (JWise) — 181

1st Section (Adj — Dennis Wilby)

1. Kibworth (J Berryman) — 188
2. Bedworth Brass (D Williams) — 186
3. Brackley & District (J Glynn) — 185

Phillip Cooper Memorial Trophy (Best Instrumentalist) Carol Smith (Cornet) Kibworth

2nd Section (Adj — John Roberts)

1. Langley (C Parker) — 186
2. CHalford (S Tubb) — 182
3. Arrow Valley Brass (D Stanley) — 178

3rd Section (Adj — Dennis Wilby)

1. Carlton Brass (T Wilson) — 181
2. Malvern Hills District (M West) — 179
3. Jubilee Brass (Oxford) (K J Membury) — 178

4th Section (Adj — John Roberts)

1. Rushden Windmill (R Graves) — 184
2. Phoenix West Midlands (D Bishop-Rowe) — 183
3. Coleshill Town (S Fagg) — 180


Plans set for Bolsover Summer School

February 24 • More exciting plans have been put in place for the sixth Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School led by Steven Mead in July — and you can be a part of it...


RNCM announces major Philip Jones Brass Ensemble competition

February 24 • A major partnership between the RNCM in Manchester and Ursula Jones will see the hosting of the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition in July 2019.

Centre Stage

Drum rolls please — and keep it deliberately quiet

February 24 • The new MP-Drum from Centre Stage Percussion is being unveiled at the North West Regional Championship.


2018 Spring Festival details announced

February 24 • The list of bands competing at the 98th British Open Spring Festival have been announced by the contest organisers.

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

Ian Porthouse

Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator