The British National Championships - Third Section 
    
 
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The British National Championships - Third 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 3rd Section Champions Conductor Test Piece
2011  Darkness Visible - Richard Grantham
2010DelphPhilip GoodwinWillow Pattern - Philip Harper
2009Brunel Brass John WinterfloodOceans - Goff Richards
2008Wellington (Telford) Stephen CurtisSuite for Brass - John Rutter, arranged Sandy Smith
2007Middleton Band Matthew StringerImperium - Bruce Fraser
2006Long Eaton SilverSharon StansfieldSinfonietta for Brass Band - Gordon Langford
2005Jersey Premier BrassT. PritchardA Gallimaufry Suite - Philip Harper
2004Hoover BoltonC WormaldDiamond Heritage - Darroll Barry
2003DiggleA. LawtonFour Preludes - Eric Ball
2002Silk Brass (AstraZeneca) MacclesfieldKen MackintoshCherchebi - Goff Richards
2001Lancashire Life MorecambeAndrew WarrinerAn English Suite - M Ball
2000Kirkintilloch KelvinRaymond TennantExcelsior! - H Snell
1999Test Valley BrassSteve LargeThe Three Musketeers - G Hespe
1998Oldham Brass 97A WhiteThree Miniatures for Brass Band - P Sparke
1997Ashton-Under-LyneM EvansDancing in the Dark - P Graham
1996Yeovil TownS SykesSinfonietta - G Langford
1995Fairlop BrassK JordanSuite Gothique - L Boellman
1994Glossop OldJ CantPartita (Postcards from Home) - P Wilby
1993SkelmanthorpeJS FawcettA Celtic Suite - P Sparke
1992Beaumaris & District SilverG EvansAmaranth - R Steadman-Allen
1991British Steel (Port Talbot)E ClarkVariations - JW Philips
1990Blidworth WelfareD NewmanMusic for a Festival - P Sparke
1989Alvins (Walkden)M CotterOccasion - E Gregson
1988Regent BrassP FensomeCassation - D Barry
1987DrighlingtonC HardyPartita - B Kelly
1986MarpleG CuttFanfare and Variations - D Barry
1985Swinton Concert BrassD KingCityscapes - S Bulla
1984Bedford (Leigh)M BrownbillRhapsodic Prelude - D Lyons
1983MiddletonF BowkerA French Suite - Boely, arr. E Ball
1982Silksworth CollieryW DavisonMusic for the Elizabethan Court - Byrd, arr. E Howarth
1981Yorkshire Bus CompanyE GriffithsVizcaya - G Vinter
1980Askern CollieryKR JohnsonConcertante for Brass Band - B Kelly
1979Corby Beanfield SchoolD ManningAlice in Wonderland - R Hanmer
1978Carlton SilverB NolanCaprice - P Huber
1977Walsall MetropolitanP BrightRhapsody on British Sea Shanties - D Osgood
1976St Keverne SilverD JohnstonThird Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals - E Ball
1975Wakefield YouthP KitsonPride of Race - D Osgood
1974ThornsettB TaylorCarnival - H Parkin
1973HaworthJ MoorThe Shipbuilders - P Yorke
1972Wigan and DistrictE GrayA Waltz Overture - L Lucas
1971Redbridge YouthJ RidgeonAvalon - N Richardson
1970Cargo FleetA RutherfordA Czech Fantasy - A Jakeway
1969Teversal CollieryH EggleshawThe Water Carrier - Cherubini
1968Pelton Fell Workmen's InstituteG HoldenMusic for the Royal Fireworks - Handel, arr. D Wright
1967Rhymney Workmen's InstituteRJ Nash2nd Organ Sonata - Mendelssohn, arr. F Wright
1966Corby Prize SilverE SentonLand of the Ever Young - G Bantock
1965Sherborne TownCL WhiteMusic for Brass Band - M Dalby
1964Romford Civil DefenceJ AndersonThe English Maiden - E Ball
1963Poynton BrassCW HoltThe Ancient Mariner - W Rimmer
1962Tadley SilverG WestFour Preludes - E Ball
1961Paulton SilverAR BryantCordell Suite - H Perkin
1960Rawmarsh PublicE HooleCall of the Sea - E Ball
1959Steel Company of WalesWE JenkinsThree Brass Band Studies - P Catelinet
1958Haigh PrizeH BenthamSinfonietta Pastorale - H Geehl
1957Ellington CollieryWS BondSinfonie Concertante - G Boedijn
1956Walkden PrizeC LightbownJames Hook - H Geehl
1955Pontardulais TownC WardThree English Pictures - A Carse
1954Whitburn Miner's WelfareHL KearseyOverture Glastonbury - D Wright
1953BarnetJR StanyonnHoliday Suite - E Ball
1952Wharncliffe Silkstone CollieryE HooleRufford Abbey - D Rimmer
1951John DickensonP CatelinetHinchinbrooke - A Ashpole
1950Lewis Merthyr Workmen's InstituteDD JonesIndian Summer - E Ball
1949British Legion (Oldham)L LambPetit Suite de Ballet - E Ball
1948Storey's of LancasterAE BrunnellIn Tudor Days - H Geehl
1947Rhos SilverE ClaytonThe Merry Monarch - R Bridger
1946Mynyddygarrag SilverDT GravellGems from Chopin's Works - arr. P Catelinet
1945Houghton Main CollieryJ ThompsonMessiah - Handel, arr. F Wright