The North American Brass Band Championships 
    
 
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The North American Brass Band Championships

Championship Section
Year Champion Band Conductor Test Piece
2005Brass Band of Central FloridaMichael GarasiHarrison's Dream (Peter Graham)
2004Chicago Brass BandColin HolmanChivalry (Martin Ellerby) + Leonardo (Philip Wilby)
2003Stavanger Band David KingMontage (Peter Graham)
2002Illinois Brass Band
    tied with
Brass Band of Columbus
Peter Lipari

Paul Droste
Cambridge Variations (Philip Sparke)
2001Illinois Brass Band Colin HolmanMasters of Time & Space (Bruce Broughton)
2000Illinois Brass Band Colin HolmanWhitsun Wakes (Michael Ball)
1999Brass Band of Columbus Paul DrosteIsaiah 40 (Robert Redhead)
1998Illinois Brass Band #Colin HolmanContest Music (Heaton)
1997Illinois Brass Band Colin HolmanThe New Jerusalem (Philip Wilby)
1996Illinois Brass Band Colin HolmanTrittico (James Curnow)
1995Brass Band of Columbus Paul DrosteThe Essence of Time (Peter Graham)
1994Hawthorne City Brass Band Ken MacDonaldVariations for Brass Band (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
1993Brass Band of Columbus Paul Droste*Firestorm (Stephen Bulla)
1992Ohio Collegiate Brass Les Susi/Paul Droste*Connotations (Edward Gregson)
1991Brass Band of Columbus Paul DrosteAspects of Praise (William Himes)
1990Brass Band of Columbus Paul DrosteIntroduction, Elegy and Caprice (Morley Calvert)
1989WRAL British Brass Band Jack StampPlantagenets (Edward Gregson)
1988Brass Band of Columbus #Paul DrosteSymphony of Marches (Gilbert Vinter)
1987Brass Band of Columbus Paul DrosteConnotations (Edward Gregson)
1986Brass Band of Columbus Paul DrosteBallet for Band (Joseph Horovitz)
1985Gramercy British Brass of NY John Lambert JnrVizcaya (Gilbert Vinter)
1984Gramercy British Brass of NY John Lambert JnrEntertainments (Gilbert Vinter)
1983Smoky Mountain British Brass Band Richard TrevarthenSinfonietta in Three Movements (Gordon Langford)



# - Bands winning the Championship Section three years running are not eligible to compete the following year
* - Testpiece selected from a list of choices


Honors Section
Year Champion Band Conductor Test Piece
2004James Madison University Brass BandKevin SteesBrass Metamorphosis (James Curnow)
2003Cincinnati Brass Band Anita Cocker Hunt The Undaunted (Eric Ball)
2002Prairie Brass Band Dallas NiermeyerBallet for Band (Joseph Horovitz)
2001St Louis Brass Band Dr. Keith M. WilkinsonA London Overture (Philip Sparke)
2000Cincinnati Brass Band Anita Cocker Hunt Music for the Common Man (Kenneth Downie)
1999Cincinnati Brass Band Anita Cocker Hunt Sinfonietta (Erik Leidzen)
1998All-Star Brass and Percussion Eric AhoPurcell Variations (Kenneth Downie)
1997Eastern Iowa Brass Band John de SalmeEndeavour (Sparke)
1996Dominion Brass Band Thomas PalmatierDiversions on a Bass Theme (Lloyd)
1995Eastern Iowa Brass Band John de SalmeTournament for Brass (Ball)
1994Illinois Brass Band Colin HolmanLaude (Curnow)
1993Sheldon Theatre Brass Band W. Larry Brentzel*Aspects of Praise (Himes)
1992Eastern Iowa Brass Band John de Salme*Pageantry (Herbert Howells)
1991Ohio Collegiate Brass Jon Woods/Paul DrosteCanticles in Brass (Stephen Bulla)
1990Eastern Iowa Brass Band Al StangVariations on "Terra Beata" (James Curnow)
1989Eastern Iowa Brass Band Steve WrightA Moorside Suite (Gustav Holst)
1988WRAL British Brass Band Jack StampTrilogy for Brass Band (Joseph Turrin)
1987WRAL British Brass Band David ReedHinemoa (Gareth Wood)
1986Sunshine Brass KD KneeburgA Barchester Suite (Derek Bougeois)
1985Sunshine Brass KD KneeburgThe Shipbuilders (Peter Yorke)
1984Sunshine Brass KD KneeburgA Suite for Switzerland (Roy Newsome)
1983NCSU British Brass Band Perry WatsonLittle Suite for Brass (Malcolm Arnold)
1983Smoky Mountain British Brass Band Richard TrevarthenSinfonietta in Three Movements (Gordon Langford)


Challenge Section
Year Champion Band Conductor Test Piece
2004New England Brass BandDoug YeoNorthern Landscapes (Peter Graham)
2003Spires Brass BandJohn SlezakThe Spirit of Adventure (Kevin Norbury)
2002Sunshine BrassJim CheyneConcertante (Stephen Bulla)
2001Spires Brass BandJohn SlezakRhapsody in Brass (Dean Goffin)
2000Sunshine BrassJim CheyneSymphonic Suite (Leighton Lucas)
1999St Louis Brass Band Malcolm McDuffeeMoorside Suite (Gustav Holst)
1998Prairie Brass Band Dallas NiermeyerHinemoa (Wood)
1997Cincinnati Brass Band Anita Cocker HuntAmerican Variations (Fernie)
1996Cincinnati Brass Band Anita Cocker HuntChorale and Toccata (Bulla)
1995Buffalo Silver Band Michael RussoPartita for Band (Wilby)
1994***** no entries *****
1993Varsity All-Star Brass Band Eric AhoThree Haworth Impressions (Langford)
1992Varsity All-Star Brass Band Eric AhoA Downland Suite (Ireland)
1991Milwaukee British Brass Band Wayne BeckerPartita (Gregson)
1990Ohio Collegiate Brass Joel PughSuite in B flat (Jacob)
1989NCSU British Brass Band Perry WatsonCityscapes (Bulla)
1988NCSU British Brass Band Perry WatsonThree Haworth Impressions (Langford)
1987Eastern Iowa Brass Band Steve WrightA Malvern Suite (Sparke)
1986NCSU British Brass Band Perry WatsonLittle Suite for Brass (Arnold)


Open Section
Year Champion Band Conductor Test Piece
2004No entries  
2003James Madison University Brass BandKevin SteesThe Spirit of Adventure (Kevin Norbury)
2002Syracuse University Brass EnsembleJames SpencerConcertante (Stephen Bulla)
2001Syracuse University Brass EnsembleJames SpencerRhapsody in Brass (Dean Goffin)
2000No entries  
1999No entries  
1998No entries  
1997Northwinds British Brass Band Milton PotterAmerican Variations (Alan Fernie)
1996Woods Manufacturing Brass Band David DruceChorale and Toccata (Stephen Bulla)


Explorer Section
Year Champion Band Conductor Test Piece
2004Jericho BrassDan BowlesPartita (Edward Gregson)
2002Varsity All-Star Brass BandDr. Keith M. WilkinsonSinfonietta for Brass Band (Joseph Horovitz)
2001Varsity All-Star Brass BandDr. Keith M. WilkinsonThe Seasons - (Philip Wilby)


Youth Section
Year Champion Band Conductor Test Piece
2004Triangle Youth Brass BandTony GranadosA Cambrian Suite (Michael Ball)
2002Triangle Youth Brass BandTony GranadosPetite Suite de Ballet (Eric Ball)