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Regional Championships: Midlands

Championship Section Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2018 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Odyssey, Kevin Norburry
2017 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Pageantry, Herbert Howells
2016 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Cambridge Variations, Philip Sparke
2015 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke The Torchbearer, Peter Graham
2014 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke St Magnus, Kenneth Downie
2013 Jaguar Land Rover Dave Lea Harmony Music, Philip Sparke
2012 Desford Colliery Russell Gray The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, Derek Bourgeois
2011 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman Paganini Variations, Philip Wilby
2010 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman English Heritage, George Lloyd
2009 Desford Colliery R. Gray Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
2008 Desford Colliery N. Seaman Festival Music, Eric Ball
2007 Staffordshire D. Maplestone Isaiah 40, Robert Redhead
2006 Newstead Welfare Duncan Beckley Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Peter Graham
2005 Woolley Pritchard Sovereign T Jones Rienzi, Richard Wagner arr. Howard Lorriman
2004 Travelsphere Holidays David Stowell Tristan Encounters, Martin Ellerby
2003 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Prague, Judith Bingham
2002 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Whitsun Wakes, Michael Ball
2001 Travelsphere Holidays F. Renton Jazz, Philip Wilby
2000 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Variations on an Enigma, Philip Sparke
1999 NSK-RHP Ransome B. Grant Blitz, Derek Bourgeois
1998 Desford Colliery F. Renton Montage, Peter Graham
1997 NSK-RHP Ransome B. Grant A Lowry Sketchbook, Philip Wilby
1996 Rigid Containers GUS J. Berryman Sounds, John Golland
1995 Desford - Un Vie de Matelot, Robert Farnon
1994 William Davis Construction K. Wilkinson Partita, Philip Sparke


Contest: Welsh Open

Saturday 16 February • The Grand Pavilion, The Esplanade, Porthcawl, CF36 3YW


Newstead Brass - Contest Countdown

Sunday 17 February • Festival Hall, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7DJ


Foden's Band - Annual Patrons Concert

Tuesday 19 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD


The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ


Blidworth Welfare Band

February 16 • *Solo Cornet* a great opportunity has arrived for a player to join our friendly and progressive band. Blidworth Welfare Band is a Championshop section band in Notts 15mins from J27 M1. We have sensible diary of concerts and contests


Freckleton Band

February 15 • We have a vacancy for a 2nd trombone player, although the solo trombone position would be available to the right person. The band has recently been promoted to the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme.


Freckleton Band

February 15 • Freckleton Band have a vacancy for a 2nd baritone player. The band has recently been promoted to the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme. Rehearsal nights are Mondays and Thursdays.


Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher