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North American Brass Band Championships

Championship Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2013 Princeton Brass Band
Rococo Variations
Dr Stephen Allen Elgar Variations, Martin Ellerby & Own Choice
2008 Fountain City Brass Band Joseph Parisi St. Magnus, Kenneth Downie and Own Choice
2007 Fountain City Brass Band
Paginini Variations
Joseph Parisi Dances and Alleluias, Philip Sparke and Own Choice
2006 Brass Band of Columbus Tim Jameson Of Men and Mountains, Gregson
2005 Brass Band of Central Florida Michael Garasi Harrison’s Dream, Peter Graham
2004 Chicago Brass Band Colin Holman Chivalry, Martin Ellerby
2003 Stavanger Brass Band David King Montage, Peter Graham
2002 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Cambridge Variations, Philip Sparke
2001 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman Masters of Space and Time, Bruce Broughton
2000 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman Whitsun Wakes, Michael Ball
1999 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Isaiah 40, Roberth Redhead
1998 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman Contest Music, Wilfred Heaton
1997 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman New Jerusalem, Wilby
1996 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman Trittico, James Curnow
1995 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Essence of Time, Graham
1994 Hawthorne City Band Ken MacDonald Variations for Brass Band, Vaughn Williams
1993 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste no set piece
1992 Ohio Collegiate Brass Woods/Droste Ballet for Band, Horowitz, Connotations, Gregson or Variations on a Ninth, Vinter
1991 Brass Band of Columbus Droste Aspects of Praise, Himes
1990 Brass Band of Columbus Droste Introduction, Elegy and Caprice, Calvert
1989 WRAL British Brass Band Jack Stamp Plantagenets, Gregson
1988 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Symphony of Marches, Vinter
1987 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Connotations, Gregson
1986 Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste Ballet for Band, Horovitz
1985 Gramercy Brass of New York John Lambert Jr. Vizcaya, Vinter
1984 Gramercy Brass of New York John Lambert Jr. Entertainments, Gilbert Vinter
1983 Smoky Mountain BBB Richard Trevarthen Sinfonietta, Langford


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Crewe Brass

February 26 • Following the Government announcement, Crewe Brass are looking to resume COVID compliant rehearsals in the summer. We are looking for a Tuned Percussionist. We have all the gear & instruments and need someone to play them !! They are here waiting for you.


Chadderton Band

February 25 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.


Crewe Brass

February 25 • Following the Government announcement, Crewe Brass are looking to resume COVID compliant rehearsals in the summer. We are looking for Eb and Bb Basses. We have instruments and need someone to blow them !! Crewe Brass have a new home at the Heritage Centre


Jonathan Pippen


Conductor, Adjudicator, Trombone Soloist & Clinician


               

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