The British National Championships - Second Section 
    
 
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The British National Championships - Second Section

The National Brass Band Championship Finals are held each year in the autumn. In recent years the lower section finals have been held at the Harrogate International Conference Centre, in September, with the Championship section final in the Royal Albert Hall in London in October. The competing bands have all, with the exception of the previous year's Champion Band of Great Britain, won their place in the finals by gaining first or second place in one of the eight Regional Championships held in the spring each year.

Year 2nd Section Champions Conductor Test Piece
2011  Portrait of a CIty - Philip Sparke
2010TylorstownGary DaviesPsalms and Alleluias - Philip Wilby
2009City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)Gareth RitterScot's Miscellany - Alan Fernie
2008Point of Ayr Michael FowlesRhapsodic Variations: My Strength, My Tower - Dean Goffin
2007Newbridge (Celynen)Paul HollandTocatta, Elegy and Scherzo - Darrol Barry
2006St. DennisBrian MinearGothic Dances - Alan Fernie
2005St KeverneD. GreenwoodThe Belmont Variations - Arthur Bliss
2004HathernD NewmannChaucer's Tunes - Michael Ball
2003Hatfield Coal PowerG. O'ConnorSunset Rhapsody - Eric Ball
2002Hade EdgeSimon WoodDanceries - Kenneth Hesketh
2001Ammanford TownJim DaviesDiversions - P Sparke
2000Oldham Brass 97Andrew WhiteAbstractions - T Aagaard-Nilsen
1999Holme SilverDuncan BeckleyThree Figures - H Howells
1998Ashton-Under-LyneM EvansCapriccio - K Downie
1997BathgateC McKenzieSymphony for Brass "Apocalypse" - W Gordon
1996Beresford CollieryH MegarrelThe Aeronauts - G Richards
1995Glossop OldJ CantThe Plantagenets - E Gregson
1994Chapeltown SilverD BeckleyCross Patonce - G Richards
1993Torbay BrassCB BuckleyFirestorm - S Bulla
1992City of HullR ChildsHoliday Overture - E Ball
1991Sovereign BrassH McNeilChorale - R Steadman-Allen
1990British Steel Stainless DodworthG O'ConnorBelmont Variations - A Bliss
1989BathgateA FlemingVariations on a Theme by Haydn - arr. H Nash
1988MarpleG CuttSunrise - E Ball
1987Wakefield MetropolitanL HepplestoneA Leadsman, A Lady and a Lord - D Stanhope
1986Jayess (Queensbury)J ShepherdSt Paul's Suite - Holst, arr. M Kenyon
1985Rhodian BrassM SlaterCelebration - E Ball
1984Lockwood (F Drake Fibres)P KitsonAcademic Festival Overture - Brahms, arr. D Wright
1983Penclawdd BrassDA SmallVariations and Fugue - D Henshall
1982RockinghamG O'ConnorA Caledonian Suite - B Orr
1981Stalybridge (Tetley Walker)E WoodhouseOverture, Froissart - Elgar, arr. E Ball
1980Newtongrange & Bilston CollieryN BoddiceCulloden Moor - G Wood
1979Leyland VehiclesR EvansConcertino - P Lane
1978Birmingham School of MusicR CurranDown Under - R Hanmer
1977Clacton-on-SeaR HowardScena Sinfonica - H Geehl
1976LoughboroughC FisherLand of the Mountain and the Flood - MacCunn, arr. G Bragg
1975Northumbria PoliceS MacdonaldCaliban - A Butterworth
1974Spillers (Gainsborough)G LewisEntertainments - G Vinter
1973Tredegar TownJ ChildsSinfonietta for Brass - T Wilson
1972LockwoodP KitsonDivertimento for Brass Band - B Kelly
1971Rogerstone and DistrictCB BuckleyCelebration - E Ball
1970NewhallF WoodhouseThemes from Symphony no.9 - Beethoven, arr. E Ball
1969Thoresby CollieryW LippeattGrand Selection - Berlioz
1968HaydockH OakesThird Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals - E Ball
1967Snibston CollieryF StarkleyRoccoco Variations on a Tchaikovsky Theme - A Street
1966Cheetham Hill PublicN CoglanThe Moor of Venice - W Alwyn
1965Mirrless WorksN AshcroftThe Frogs of Aristophanes - G Bantock
1964Wellesley CollieryA BadrickOasis - E Ball
1963SkelmanthorpeJ HarrisonPolluto - Donizetti, arr. G Hawkins
1962West Bromwich BoroughGA MorrisGrand Selection - Tchaikovsky, arr. W Rimmer
1961Cammell LairdR MortimerEroica Symphony - Beethover, arr. W Rimmer
1960LindleyP Wadsworth2nd Organ Sonata - Mendelssohn, arr. F Wright
1959Kinniel CollieryJ KirkwoodRomeo and Juliet - Gounod, arr. G Hawkins
1958SlaithwaiteN ThorpeMacbeth - D Rimmer
1957LangleyD MastersFour Preludes - E Ball
1956Pontardulais TownC WardSirius - F Wright
1955Chapel-en-le-FrithJA CookeAjanta (The Forgotten Maiden) - H Uljee
1954Wharncliffe SilverE HooleCall of the Sea - E Ball
1953British Legion (Oldham)L LambKing Lear - D Rimmer
1952Royston New Moncton CollieryW FosterSpringtime Suite - H Morris
1951Lewis MerthyrOD JonesThe English Maiden - E Ball
1950Hoo SilverE BallThree Brass Band Studies - P Catelinet
1949Rhyl SilverR LittleSirius - F Wright
1948Markham Main CollieryE GriffithsFour Preludes - E Ball
1947Hetton SilverG ScorerSinfonia Pastorale - H Geehl
1946Pressed Steel FisherG Cave2nd Movement, Symphony no.6 - Tchaikovsky, arr. F Wright
1945Camborne TownAW ParkerKenilworth - A Bliss