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New Zealand National Championships

A Grade Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2012 Woolston Brass
From Ancient Times
Graham Hickman Sacred work, Breathless of Souls, Own Choice
2011 Woolston Brass Graham Hickman Hymn, Les Preludes and Own Choice
2010 Woolston Brass
On the Shoulders of Giants
Graham Hickman The Torchbearer, Peter Graham and Own Choice
2009 Woolston Brass
Dreams
Graham Hickman Hymn, Paganini Variations, Own Choice
2008 Brisbane Excelsior
Harmony Music
Howard Taylor Ballet for Band, Horovitz
2007 Brisbane Excelsior (Australia)
Music of the Spheres
Howard Taylor Concerto No.1 for Brass Band by Derek Bourgois
2006 Woolston Brass
Extreme Makeover
Dave Gallaher Between the Moon and Mexico (Sparke)
2005 Gothenburg Brass
Les Preludes
B. Eklund St Magnus, Kenneth Downie


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.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)