BrassBandResults - building a world-wide brass band contest result archive

Who We Are

Tim Sawyer

TimTim started off learning piano and cornet but soon switched to percussion. He was part of the meteoric rise of the Rothwell Temperance Band from humble junior band, then B band, that rose up through the sections year on year. The band reached the top section of brass band contesting in 1999, and eventually went on to eclipse their original senior band and solidify their position at the top, regularly contesting against some of the best brass bands in the world and winning the Championship Section of the Yorkshire Area in 2009.

Tim has worked as a professional software developer since 1996, mainly developing big financial software used for loan administration by household name banks.

Sharon Sawyer

SharonSharon looks after the feedback that comes into the site, and generally helps keep the data sane.

She also plays clarinet (well, someone has to I suppose - at least it's not a violin) and likes carrying percussion equipment.

Why? How?

We developed this site because there was no easily navigable results database on the web. Good information architecture was a high priority, as was easily being able to wander through bands, conductors and contest results etc. It was also important to be able to look at the information stored from different angles, such as "Who has the most wins on this piece?". Judging by the feedback, our users seem to like it.

This site has been developed using Django and PostgreSQL. It's hosted on a Debian Virtual Private Server somewhere in the United Kingdom.

Want to help?

We'd love you to add some missing contest results, for any band, and from anywhere in the world. If you're looking for insipration, see our Help Page or Results To Enter. If you want to suggest improvements, please fill in the comments box on the homepage with your idea. Thanks!



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