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Oddfellows Brass

Also/previously known as: Unity Brass, Unity Brass (Band of Manchester Unity), Unity Brass (FMUFS), Unity Brass (IOOFMU), Unity Brass (Manchester Unity Friendly Society), Unity Brass (Official Band of Manchester Unity), Unity Brass - The Official Band of Manchester Unity, Unity (IOOMU)

Section:First
Website:http://www.oddfellowsbrass.co.uk/
Region:Midlands
Years active:1981 -
Rehearsals:Sunday and Wednesday


Contest Results




Date Contest Position Test Piece Draw Conductor
7th Mar 2020 Midlands Area (First Section)
6th Oct 2019 Bolsover Entertainment Contest (First Section) 4 David Holling
6th Jul 2019 Whiston Festival of Brass Contest (Section A) 2   9 David Holling
9th Mar 2019 Midlands Area (First Section) 8 Symphony of Marches 5 David Holling
23rd Feb 2019 Oxfordshire & District BBA Winter Contest (First Section) 6 Symphony of Marches 5 David Holling
18th Nov 2018 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) 4 English Heritage 10 Christopher Small
23rd Jun 2018 Denby Pottery Village Brass on the Grass (Section A) Robert Boulter
10th Mar 2018 Midlands Area (First Section) 5 Brass Metamorphosis 16 Robert Boulter
25th Feb 2018 Oxfordshire & District BBA Winter Contest (First Section) 6 Endeavour [Sparke] 6 Robert Boulter
19th Nov 2017 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) 5 Endeavour [Sparke] 7 Robert Boulter
28th Oct 2017 Wychavon Contest (First Section) 11 2 Robert Boulter
25th Jun 2017 Denby Pottery Village Brass on the Grass (Section A) 4 Robert Boulter
11th Mar 2017 Midlands Area (First Section) 13 The Land of the Long White Cloud - Aotearoa 7 Robert Boulter
25th Feb 2017 Oxfordshire & District BBA Winter Contest (First Section) 2 The Land of the Long White Cloud - Aotearoa 1 Robert Boulter
20th Nov 2016 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) 11 Prisms 2 Robert Boulter
12th Mar 2016 Midlands Area (First Section) 13 Essay [Gregson] 8 David Holling
28th Feb 2016 North East Midlands Contest (First Section) 5 Essay [Gregson] David Holling
28th Feb 2016 Oxfordshire & District BBA Winter Contest (First Section) W 3
22nd Nov 2015 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) 6 Connotations Robert Boulter
7th Mar 2015 Midlands Area (First Section) 10 A London Overture 15 Robert Boulter
1st Mar 2015 Oxfordshire & District BBA Winter Contest (First Section) 3 A London Overture 3 Robert Boulter
23rd Nov 2014 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) 14 Turris Fortissima 3 Robert Boulter
8th Mar 2014 Midlands Area (First Section) 12 Cry of the Mountain 4 Robert Boulter
23rd Feb 2014 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A March) 1 March: The Cossack 3 Robert Boulter
23rd Feb 2014 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A) 3 Cry of the Mountain 3 Robert Boulter
24th Nov 2013 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (Open Section) 10 Firestorm 8 Robert Boulter
10th Mar 2013 Midlands Area (Championship Section) 11 Harmony Music 8 Robert Boulter
24th Feb 2013 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Open March) 4 March: Arnhem 2 Robert Boulter
24th Feb 2013 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Open Section) 4 Harmony Music 2 Robert Boulter
25th Nov 2012 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (Open Section) 8 Tallis Variations Robert Boulter
18th Nov 2012 GBBA Own Choice (Section A) 4 Tallis Variations 1 Robert Boulter
18th Nov 2012 GBBA March (Section A) 5 1 Robert Boulter
11th Mar 2012 Midlands Area (Championship Section) 10 The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 10 Robert Boulter
27th Nov 2011 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) 6 Journey into Freedom 16 Robert Boulter
20th Nov 2011 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (1st section) 2 Journey into Freedom Robert Boulter
12th Mar 2011 Midlands Area (First Section) 4 Le Carnaval Romain 12 Robert Boulter
28th Nov 2010 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) 7 Tallis Variations Robert Boulter
21st Nov 2010 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (1st Section) 1 Tallis Variations 4 Robert Boulter
25th Sep 2010 National Championship of Great Britain (First Section Final) 11 Diversions on a Bass Theme 5 Robert Boulter
13th Mar 2010 Midlands Area (First Section) 3 A Moorside Suite 17 Robert Boulter
29th Nov 2009 Leicester Contest (Second Section) 1 6 Unknown, do you know?
22nd Nov 2009 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (2nd section) 1 7 Robert Boulter
25th Oct 2009 Pontins (Second Section) 3 Danceries 9 Robert Boulter
4th Oct 2009 Bolsover Entertainment Contest (1st/2nd Section) 7 2 Robert Boulter
15th Mar 2009 Midlands Area (Second Section) 3 New World Sketches 11 Robert Boulter
23rd Nov 2008 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (2nd section) 2 5 Robert Boulter
16th Nov 2008 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (Second Section) 2 7 Robert Boulter
26th Oct 2008 Pontins (Second Section) 6 A Royal Mile Suite 1 Robert Boulter
21st Sep 2008 Wychavon Contest (Second Section) 8 Robert Boulter
9th Mar 2008 Midlands Area (Second Section) 4 Three Part Invention 8 Robert Boulter
25th Nov 2007 West Midlands BBA Contest (Second Section) 4 6 Lee Blankley
4th Nov 2007 Pontins (Second Section) 10 Chorale 11 Lee Blankley
16th Sep 2007 Wychavon Contest (Second Section) 8 Robert Boulter
11th Mar 2007 Midlands Area (Second Section) 5 Carnival [Perkin] 3 Robert Boulter
20th Jan 2007 Butlins Mineworkers (Second Section) 11 Kaleidoscope [Sparke] 5 Robert Boulter
26th Nov 2006 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (2nd section) 1 Purcell Variations [Downie] 7 Robert Boulter
19th Nov 2006 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (Second Section) 7 Purcell Variations [Downie] 2 Robert Boulter
5th Nov 2006 Pontins (Second Section) 5 A Swiss Excursion 14 Robert Boulter
10th Sep 2006 Lakeside Brass Band Entertainment Contest 4 1 Robert Boulter
12th Mar 2006 Midlands Area (Second Section) 6 Images of the Millennium 7 Robert Boulter
27th Nov 2005 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (1st section) 2 Dimensions 2 Robert Boulter
30th Oct 2004 Pontins (First Section) 4 A London Overture 11 Paul Northey
6th Mar 2004 Midlands Area (First Section) 6 Coventry Variations 1 Paul Northey
25th Oct 2003 Pontins (First Section) 8 Resurgam 1 Paul Northey
1st Mar 2003 Midlands Area (First Section) W Passacaglia on a Theme of Brahms
2nd Mar 2002 Midlands Area (First Section) 12 Royal Parks Don Blakeson
27th Oct 2001 Pontins (First Section) 21 Purcell Variations [Downie] 10 Don Blakeson
3rd Mar 2001 Midlands Area (First Section) 4 The Undaunted 5 Don Blakeson
18th Feb 2001 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Open March) 1 1 Don Blakeson
18th Feb 2001 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Open Section) 2 1 Don Blakeson
19th Nov 2000 Wilkinson Northern Open (Section A) The Essence of Time Robert Boulter
29th Oct 2000 Pontins (Championship Section) W Paganini Variations 7
8th Oct 2000 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Entertainment Contest (Section A) W 3
5th Mar 2000 Midlands Area (Championship Section) 9 Variations on an Enigma 11 Robert Boulter
20th Feb 2000 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Open March) 1 March: Simoraine 5 Robert Boulter
20th Feb 2000 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Open Section) 1 Variations on an Enigma 5 Robert Boulter
13th Feb 2000 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (Championship Section) W 5
5th Dec 1999 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Championship Section) 6 English Heritage 3 Robert Boulter
24th Oct 1999 Pontins (Championship Section) 8 Cloudcatcher Fells Robert Boulter
3rd Oct 1999 Waltham Forest Entertainment Contest 2 Robert Boulter
7th Mar 1999 Midlands Area (Championship Section) 12 Blitz 11 Robert Boulter
14th Feb 1999 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (Championship Section) 6 5 Robert Boulter
6th Dec 1998 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (First Section) 3 The Essence of Time Robert Boulter
24th Oct 1998 Pontins (First Section) 5 The Essence of Time 2 Robert Boulter
20th Sep 1998 National Championship of Great Britain (First Section Final) 12 Midsummer Music 14 Robert Boulter
14th Jun 1998 Harry Ramsden's Section 'A' Contest Midlands Qualifier Robert Boulter
7th Mar 1998 Midlands Area (First Section) 2 Purcell Variations [Downie] 11 Robert Boulter
8th Feb 1998 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (First Section) 2 5 Robert Boulter
7th Dec 1997 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Championship Section) W
7th Dec 1997 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest W
25th Oct 1997 Pontins (First Section) 8 James Cook, Circumnavigator 10 Robert Boulter
5th Oct 1997 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Entertainment Contest (Open Section) 2 4 Robert Boulter
18th May 1997 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) 1 Endeavour [Sparke] 2 Robert Boulter
18th May 1997 Amber Valley Entertainments Contest 3 Robert Boulter
4th May 1997 Buxton Festival (Championship - First Section) 17 8 Robert Boulter
2nd Mar 1997 Midlands Area (First Section) 5 Ballet for Band 9 Robert Boulter
9th Feb 1997 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (First Section) 3 8 Robert Boulter
1st Dec 1996 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (1st section) 1 Firestorm 7 Robert Boulter
1st Dec 1996 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Championship Section) 5 A London Overture 5 Robert Boulter
26th Oct 1996 Pontins (First Section) A London Overture 9 Robert Boulter
3rd Mar 1996 Midlands Area (First Section) Spectrum 6 Robert Boulter
11th Feb 1996 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (First Section) 3 6 Robert Boulter
3rd Dec 1995 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (2nd section) 1 The Plantagenets 1 Robert Boulter
3rd Dec 1995 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (1st section) 1 Firestorm 5 Robert Boulter
22nd Oct 1995 National Championship of Great Britain (Second Section Final) 2 The Plantagenets 15 Robert Boulter
21st May 1995 North West Leicestershire Brass Band Festival (Section 2) 1 1 Robert Boulter
30th Apr 1995 Buxton Festival (Second Section) 3 3 Robert Boulter
11th Mar 1995 Midlands Area (Second Section) 2 Rococo Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky [Street] 15 Robert Boulter
19th Feb 1995 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Premier & A Section March) W
19th Feb 1995 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Premier & A Section) W
12th Feb 1995 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (2nd and 3rd Section) 2 12 Robert Boulter
4th Dec 1994 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (1st section) 1 Cross Patonce 4 Robert Boulter
4th Dec 1994 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (2nd section) 3 Rhapsody in Brass 6 Robert Boulter
2nd Oct 1994 National Championship of Great Britain (Second Section Final) 10 Cross Patonce 1 Robert Boulter
8th May 1994 Oxfordshire & District BBA Entertainment Contest (Premier Section) 2 5 Robert Boulter
3rd Apr 1994 Pontins Brean Sands (Second Section) W Nursery Suite
5th Mar 1994 Midlands Area (Second Section) 2 A Salford Sinfonietta 20 Robert Boulter
13th Feb 1994 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (Second and Third Section) 1 6 Robert Boulter
5th Dec 1993 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Second Section) 2 Endeavour [Sparke] 2 Robert Boulter
5th Dec 1993 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Open section) 4 Entertainments 7 Robert Boulter
28th Nov 1993 City of Leicester Brass Band Festival (2nd Section) 1 Entertainments 7 Robert Boulter
7th Nov 1993 Watford (Championship Section) Robert Boulter
12th Sep 1993 Wychavon Contest (Second Section) 2 Robert Boulter
11th Apr 1993 Pontins Brean Sands (Second Section) Sinfonietta for Brass Band [Leidzen] Robert Boulter
7th Mar 1993 Midlands (North) Area (Second Section) Oceans 3 Robert Boulter
21st Feb 1993 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A) 1 Endeavour [Sparke] 2 Robert Boulter
21st Feb 1993 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A March) 1 March: Simoraine 2 Robert Boulter
29th Nov 1992 City of Leicester Brass Band Festival (2nd Section) 3 Music for a Festival 15 Robert Boulter
22nd Nov 1992 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Second Section) 2 Robert Boulter
31st May 1992 Northants & District (Section B) 1 Unknown, do you know?
30th May 1992 Wigan Contest (Second Section) 2 Robert Boulter
8th Mar 1992 Midlands (North) Area (Second Section) 3 Dimensions 14 Robert Boulter
16th Feb 1992 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A) 1 Connotations 1 Robert Boulter
16th Feb 1992 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A March) 2 March: Arnhem 1 Robert Boulter
1st Dec 1991 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Second Section) 5 10 Robert Boulter
1st Dec 1991 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Open section) Robert Boulter
24th Nov 1991 City of Leicester Brass Band Festival (2nd Section) 3 Triumphant Rhapsody 2 Robert Boulter
3rd Nov 1991 Watford (Second Section) 1 Robert Boulter
31st Mar 1991 Pontins Brean Sands (Second Section) On the Cornish Coast 7 Robert Boulter
9th Mar 1991 Midlands (North) Area (Second Section) Masque [Devreese] 1 Robert Boulter
17th Feb 1991 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A March) 1 2 Robert Boulter
17th Feb 1991 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A) 3 2 Robert Boulter
25th Nov 1990 City of Leicester Brass Band Festival (2nd Section) Les Preludes [arr. Rimmer] 4 Robert Boulter
4th Nov 1990 LHCBBA Watford Contest (Second Section) 2 Robert Boulter
14th Oct 1990 SCABA Autumn Contest (Second Section) 3 Robert Boulter
10th Mar 1990 Midlands (North) Area (Second Section) 10 Forth Suite 12 Robert Boulter
25th Feb 1990 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A March) 1 Unknown, do you know?
25th Feb 1990 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A) 1 Unknown, do you know?
3rd Feb 1990 CISWO Nottinghamshire (Second Section) 2 Sunrise 6 Robert Boulter
3rd Dec 1989 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Second Section) 1 Robert Boulter
26th Nov 1989 City of Leicester Brass Band Festival (2nd Section) Tournament for Brass 9 Robert Boulter
5th Nov 1989 Watford (Second Section) 3 10 Robert Boulter
17th Sep 1989 Leicestershire BBA Entertainment Contest (Section 2) 1 Robert Boulter
11th Mar 1989 Midlands (North) Area (Second Section) Orion [Bantock] 5 Jon Hall
5th Feb 1989 Lewisham Contest (Second Section) 3 Robert Boulter
5th Feb 1989 Lewisham Contest (2nd Section) 3 Robert Boulter
20th Nov 1988 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Second Section) 4 Essay [Gregson] 2 Ian Bartram
8th Oct 1988 National Championship of Great Britain (Second Section Final) Sunrise Unknown, do you know?
18th Sep 1988 Burtonwood Brewery Brass Band Championships (Second Section) 8 Unknown, do you know?
11th Sep 1988 Championship of Leicestershire Brass Band Festival - Open Section 2 Lee Blankley
11th Sep 1988 Championship of Leicestershire Brass Band Festival - Section Two 3 3 Lee Blankley
15th May 1988 Joshua Tetley Leeds Open (Second Section) 4 Robert Boulter
1st May 1988 Buxton Festival (Section A) W
5th Mar 1988 Midlands (North) Area (Second Section) 2 Royal Parks 6 Lee Blankley
1st Nov 1987 LHCBBA Watford Contest (Second Section) 2 Unknown, do you know?
17th May 1987 Joshua Tetley Leeds Open (Second Section) W Rhapsody in Brass
26th Apr 1987 Southampton Open Contest (Second Section) 1 Robert Boulter
26th Apr 1987 Southampton Open Contest (Championship Section) 2 Robert Boulter
21st Mar 1987 Midlands (North) Area (Second Section) The Margam Stones 8 Robert Boulter
8th Feb 1987 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (Second Section) 10 Robert Boulter
7th Feb 1987 Severn Sound Entertainment Finals (2nd Section) 2 3 Unknown, do you know?
2nd Nov 1986 Watford (Second Section) 7 Robert Boulter
27th Sep 1986 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) 6 Triumphant Rhapsody 5 Robert Boulter
27th Sep 1986 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (2nd Section) California Legend 5 Robert Boulter
17th May 1986 Quarry Bank Mill Contest W 10
30th Mar 1986 Pontins Hemsby (Second Section) California Legend 8 Robert Boulter
8th Mar 1986 Midlands (North) Area (Second Section) 16 California Legend 7 Robert Boulter
15th Feb 1986 Stroud Brass Band Festival (Second Section) 2 Robert Boulter
9th Feb 1986 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (Second Section) W
2nd Feb 1986 Lewisham Contest (Second Section) Robert Boulter
24th Nov 1985 City of Leicester Brass Band Festival (3rd Section) 2 Simon called Peter 1 Robert Boulter
5th Oct 1985 National Championship of Great Britain (Third Section Final) 6 Cityscapes [Bulla] 18 Robert Boulter
20th Apr 1985 Midlands (North) Area (Third Section) 2 A Barchester Suite 8 Robert Boulter
14th Apr 1985 Northants & District (Section B) 2 3 Robert Boulter
24th Mar 1985 Southampton Open Contest (Youth Section) 5 Robert Baulter
24th Mar 1985 Southampton Open Contest (Second Section) W
24th Mar 1985 Southampton Open Contest (Third Section) W
10th Feb 1985 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (Third Section) 2 Robert Boulter
3rd Feb 1985 Lewisham Contest (Second Section) Robert Boulter
17th Nov 1984 Reading Contest (Third Section) Sunset Rhapsody Robert Boulter
28th Oct 1984 Watford (Third Section) 1 2 Robert Boulter
20th Oct 1984 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (3rd Section) 6 A Spa Suite 1 Robert Boulter
14th Oct 1984 Harborough Band Annual Contest, Section "A" 4 Jim McEntee
13th May 1984 Joshua Tetley Leeds Open (Third Section) Sinfonietta [Horovitz] Unknown, do you know?
6th May 1984 Buxton Festival (Section B) The Shipbuilders Robert Boulter
21st Apr 1984 Pontins Southport (Third Section) Sinfonietta [Horovitz] 14 Robert Boulter
17th Mar 1984 Midlands Area (Third Section) 8 A Spa Suite 23 Robert Boulter
11th Feb 1984 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (Third Section) 1 Robert Boulter
5th Feb 1984 Lewisham Contest (Third & Fourth Section) 1 15 Robert Boulter
1st May 1983 Buxton Festival (Section B) Egmont [arr. Ball] 4 K. Petcher
19th Mar 1983 Midlands Area (Third Section) 18 Wheatlands 16 K. Petcher
5th Mar 1983 Northants & District (Section B) 3 2 K. Petcher
7th Nov 1982 Watford (Third Section) Robert Boulter
25th Sep 1982 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (3rd Section) 4 Sinfonietta [Wilson] 4 Robert Boulter
8th May 1982 Midlands Area (Third Section) Land of the Ever Young 20 Robert Boulter
10th Apr 1982 Pontins Brean Sands (Third Section) The Shipbuilders 24 Robert Boulter
4th Apr 1982 Wilsons Top Brass Band Festival (Challenge Contest) 2 Land of the Ever Young 1 Robert Boulter
20th Mar 1982 Southampton Open Contest (Third Section) 2 Robert Boulter
20th Mar 1982 Southampton Open Contest (Entertainment Section) 3 Robert Boulter
6th Mar 1982 Northants & District (Youth) 3 3 Robert Boulter
6th Mar 1982 Northants & District (Open) 3 3 Robert Boulter
7th Feb 1982 Milton Keynes Brass Band Festival (Third Section) 3 Robert Boulter
6th Dec 1981 Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire & District BBA) Contest (Section A) W
6th Dec 1981 Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire & District BBA) Contest (Section B) W
6th Dec 1981 Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire & District BBA) Contest (Open Section) W
21st Nov 1981 Reading Contest (Fourth Section) 9 Indian Summer 16 Robert Boulter

Whit Friday

Whit Friday results are not included in the statistics and charts above.

Date Contest Position Conductor March
23rd May 1986 Scouthead (Whit Friday) 25 Unknown, do you know? March: The Contestor
23rd May 1986 Delph (Whit Friday) 28 Unknown, do you know? March: The Contestor
Years Contest
1994 1995 1996 West Midlands BBA Contest (First Section)

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