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National Championship of Great Britain (Championship Section Final), 3rd Oct 1987

Desford Colliery Dowty

Competed at this contest 12 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1967. Conductor at this contest is James Watson.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 11th Howard Snell Diversions for Brass Band
1985 2nd Howard Snell Cloudcatcher Fells
1984 7th Howard Snell Dances and Arias
1982 7th Howard Snell Contest Music
1980 7th Howard Snell Carnival Overture [Dvořák, arr. Brand]
1979 13th Howard Snell Volcano
1977 10th Albert Chappell Connotations
1976 9th Albert Chappell Sinfonietta for Brass Band - The Wayfarer

Recent Form

John Foster Black Dyke Mills

Competed at this contest 61 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1900. Conductor at this contest is Peter Parkes.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 2nd Peter Parkes Diversions for Brass Band
1985 1st Peter Parkes Cloudcatcher Fells
1984 6th Peter Parkes Dances and Arias
1983 2nd Peter Parkes Ballet for Band
1982 2nd Peter Parkes Contest Music
1981 1st Peter Parkes Blitz
1980 2nd Peter Parkes Carnival Overture [Dvořák, arr. Brand]
1979 1st Peter Parkes Volcano
1977 1st Peter Parkes Connotations
1976 1st Peter Parkes Sinfonietta for Brass Band - The Wayfarer

Recent Form

IMI Yorkshire Imperial

Competed at this contest 18 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1936. Conductor at this contest is James Scott.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1985 3rd James Scott Cloudcatcher Fells
1981 4th John Pryce-Jones Blitz
1980 8th John Pryce-Jones Carnival Overture [Dvořák, arr. Brand]
1979 12th Denis Carr Volcano
1978 1st Denis Carr Four Dances from Checkmate
1977 3rd Denis Carr Connotations
1976 2nd Trevor Walmsley Sinfonietta for Brass Band - The Wayfarer

Recent Form

Williams Fairey Engineering

Competed at this contest 27 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1938. Conductor at this contest is Roy Newsome.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 1st Roy Newsome Diversions for Brass Band
1984 4th Roy Newsome Dances and Arias
1983 8th Denzil Stephens Ballet for Band
1982 6th Geoffrey Brand Contest Music
1980 3rd Walter B. Hargreaves Carnival Overture [Dvořák, arr. Brand]
1979 15th Walter B. Hargreaves Volcano
1978 4th Walter B. Hargreaves Four Dances from Checkmate

Recent Form

Kennedy's Swinton Concert Brass

Competed at this contest 4 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1906. Conductor at this contest is David King.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 (Second Section Final) 3rd David King St. Paul's Suite
1985 (Third Section Final) 1st David King Cityscapes [Bulla]
1984 (Fourth Section Final) 3rd David King Second Suite in F

Recent Form

St Austell

Competed at this contest 8 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1927. Conductor at this contest is Derek Greenwood.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1985 (Fourth Section Final) Unknown Result A Saddleworth Festival Overture

Recent Form

GUS

Competed at this contest 35 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1933. Conductor at this contest is Bramwell Tovey.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 4th Bramwell Tovey Diversions for Brass Band
1985 15th Bramwell Tovey Cloudcatcher Fells
1984 8th Keith Wilkinson Dances and Arias
1983 3rd Keith Wilkinson Ballet for Band
1981 7th Keith Wilkinson Blitz
1980 12th Keith Wilkinson Carnival Overture [Dvořák, arr. Brand]
1978 11th Geoffrey Brand Four Dances from Checkmate
1976 15th Geoffrey Brand Sinfonietta for Brass Band - The Wayfarer

Recent Form

William Davis Construction Group

Competed at this contest 16 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1934. Conductor at this contest is Keith Wilkinson.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 9th Keith Wilkinson Diversions for Brass Band
1985 14th John Berryman Cloudcatcher Fells
1982 17th John Berryman Contest Music
1977 12th John Berryman Connotations

Recent Form

Leyland Vehicles

Competed at this contest 6 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1947. Conductor at this contest is Richard Evans.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1985 8th Richard Evans Cloudcatcher Fells
1984 3rd Richard Evans Dances and Arias
1982 8th Richard Evans Contest Music
1981 10th Richard Evans Blitz
1979 (Second Section Final) 1st Richard Evans Concertino

Recent Form

Newham

Competed at this contest 12 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1928. Conductor at this contest is Melvin White.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 6th Ray Farr Diversions for Brass Band
1985 6th Melvin White Cloudcatcher Fells
1984 15th Melvin White Dances and Arias
1982 18th Melvin White Contest Music

Recent Form

Sun Life

Competed at this contest 11 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1970. Conductor at this contest is Rob Wiffin.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 3rd Christopher Adey Diversions for Brass Band
1985 4th Geoffrey Brand Cloudcatcher Fells
1984 2nd Christopher Adey Dances and Arias
1983 13th Walter B. Hargreaves Ballet for Band
1981 5th Christopher Adey Blitz
1979 10th Roy Newsome Volcano
1977 13th Walter B. Hargreaves Connotations

Recent Form

Penclawdd Brass

Competed at this contest 7 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1975. Conductor at this contest is Tony Small.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 13th Tony Small Diversions for Brass Band
1983 (Second Section Final) 1st Tony Small Variations and Fugue
1982 (Second Section Final) Unknown Result A Caledonian Suite
1979 (Third Section Final) Unknown Result Alice in Wonderland
1978 (Third Section Final) Unknown Result Caprice
1977 (Third Section Final) Unknown Result Rhapsody on British Sea Shanties

Recent Form

Ever Ready

Competed at this contest 34 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1931. Conductor at this contest is Arthur Kenney.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 12th Roger Payne Diversions for Brass Band
1985 12th Roger Payne Cloudcatcher Fells
1984 11th Roger Payne Dances and Arias
1982 5th Roger Payne Contest Music
1981 16th Howard Snell Blitz
1980 11th Trevor Walmsley Carnival Overture [Dvořák, arr. Brand]
1979 9th Trevor Walmsley Volcano
1978 9th Geoffrey Brand Four Dances from Checkmate
1977 7th Arthur Kenney Connotations
1976 4th Eric Cunningham Sinfonietta for Brass Band - The Wayfarer

Recent Form

Hanwell

Competed at this contest 44 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1904. Conductor at this contest is Ray Farr.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1983 9th Ian Johnson Ballet for Band
1978 7th Barbara Stone Four Dances from Checkmate
1977 16th Barbara Stone Connotations
1976 17th Anthony Randall Sinfonietta for Brass Band - The Wayfarer

Recent Form

Bo'ness & Carriden

Competed at this contest 7 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1950. Conductor at this contest is Derek Broadbent.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1984 17th David James Dances and Arias
1977 5th David Richardson Connotations

Recent Form

Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry)

Competed at this contest 17 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1948. Conductor at this contest is Rod Franks.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 8th Rod Franks Diversions for Brass Band
1978 12th Kenneth Dennison Four Dances from Checkmate
1976 15th Ray Farr Sinfonietta for Brass Band - The Wayfarer

Recent Form

Murray International Whitburn

Competed at this contest 16 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1954. Conductor at this contest is Tony Swainson.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 7th Denzil Stephens Diversions for Brass Band
1983 12th Tony Swainson Ballet for Band
1982 10th Geoffrey Whitham Contest Music
1981 3rd Geoffrey Whitham Blitz
1980 18th Kevin Bolton Carnival Overture [Dvořák, arr. Brand]
1977 19th Allan Street Connotations
1976 20th Allan Street Sinfonietta for Brass Band - The Wayfarer

Recent Form

Parc & Dare (National Fuel Distributors)

Competed at this contest 20 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1920. Conductor at this contest is David James.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1986 10th David James Diversions for Brass Band
1985 11th Denzil Stephens Cloudcatcher Fells
1984 12th Ray Farr Dances and Arias
1983 10th James Watson Ballet for Band
1976 8th Ieuan Morgan Sinfonietta for Brass Band - The Wayfarer

Recent Form

North Skelton BSC Teesside

Competed at this contest 8 times prior to 1987, first recorded in 1972. Conductor at this contest is Kevin Bolton.

National Championship of Great Britain History

1984 16th Rob Wiffin Dances and Arias
1983 17th Rob Wiffin Ballet for Band
1979 (Second Section Final) Unknown Result Concertino
1978 (Third Section Final) Unknown Result Caprice
1977 (Third Section Final) Unknown Result Rhapsody on British Sea Shanties
1976 (Third Section Final) Unknown Result Third Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals

Recent Form

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Band Distance
Bo'ness & Carriden 341.8 mi / 550.0 km
Murray International Whitburn 334.0 mi / 537.5 km
Ever Ready 241.4 mi / 388.5 km
St Austell 216.3 mi / 348.1 km
North Skelton BSC Teesside 213.7 mi / 343.8 km
Leyland Vehicles 185.8 mi / 298.9 km
John Foster Black Dyke Mills 171.2 mi / 275.5 km
Penclawdd Brass 169.1 mi / 272.2 km
Kennedy's Swinton Concert Brass 166.1 mi / 267.4 km
IMI Yorkshire Imperial 163.0 mi / 262.3 km
Williams Fairey Engineering 157.6 mi / 253.6 km
Parc & Dare (National Fuel Distributors) 143.9 mi / 231.5 km
Sun Life 102.5 mi / 164.9 km
William Davis Construction Group 99.0 mi / 159.3 km
Desford Colliery Dowty 98.6 mi / 158.7 km
Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry) 84.8 mi / 136.4 km
GUS 60.5 mi / 97.4 km
Newham 9.3 mi / 15.0 km
Hanwell 6.9 mi / 11.1 km

Average distance: 156.1 mi / 251.2 km

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