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National Championships of Great Britain

Section 2 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Boarshurst Silver James Garlick Music For a Legacy, Steven Ponsford
2016 Stannington Derek Renshaw Images for Brass, Stephen Bulla
2015 Ebbw Valley Gareth Ritter The Snaring of the Sun, Stephen Roberts
2014 Marple Sarah Groake-Booth Traversada, Oliver Waespi
2013 Goodwick Brass Matthew Jenkins Purcell Variations, Kenneth Downie
2012 South Milford Brass Martin Hall 'Academic Festival Overture' - Brahms arr. Dr Denis Wright
2011 Brunel Brass John Winterflood 'Portrait of a City' - Philip Sparke
2010 Tylorstown Gary Davies 'Psalms and Alleluias' - Philip Wilby
2009 City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Gareth Ritter Scot's Miscellany, Alan Fernie
2008 Point of Ayr Michael Fowles Rhapsodic Variations - My Strength, My Tower - Dean Goffin
2007 Newbridge (Celynen) Paul Holland Toccata, Elegy and Scherzo, Darrol Barry
2006 St. Dennis Brian Minear Gothic Dances, Alan Fernie
2005 St Keverne Derek Greenwood Belmont Variations, Bliss arr Frank Wright
2004 Hathern D. Newman Chaucer's Tunes, Michael Ball
2003 Hatfield CoalPower G. O’Connor Sunset Rhapsody, Eric Ball
2002 Hade Edge S. Wood Danceries, Kenneth Kesketh
2001 Ammanford Town J. Davies Variations on a Swiss Folk Song, Philip Sparke
2000 Oldham Brass '97 A. White Abstractions, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
1999 Holme Silver D. Beckley Three Figures, Herbert Howells
1998 Ashton-under-Lyne M. Evans Caprccio, Kenneth Downie
1997 Bathgate H McKenzie Symphony for Brass 'Apocalypse', W. Gordon
1996 Berisfords Cardway H. Megarrell The Aeronauts, Goff Richards
1995 Glossop Old J. Cant The Plantagenets, Edward gregson
1994 Chapeltown Silver D. Beckley Cross Patonce, Goff Richards
1993 Torbay Brass B. Buckley Firestorm, Stephen Bulla
1992 City of Hull R. Childs Holiday Overture for Brass, Eric Ball
1991 Soveriegn Brass H. McNeil Chorale, Ray Steadman-Allen


Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR


Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP


The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD


York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ


Torbay Brass Band

June 19 • Torbay Brass Band is looking for trombone and cornet players to join their current set up. We are a friendly hard working group who really would welcome such players into our fold. So if you are looking to join a band or returning to playing....?


Crewe Brass

June 19 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.


Hade Edge Band

June 19 • An opportunity has arisen at Hade Edge Band for an Eb bass player to join our very friendly First Section Band. We rehearse on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Hade Edge Band Room, Greave Road, Hade Edge from 8pm to 10pm


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger