The British Open team would like to thank the competing bands and audience for playing their part in this year's contest. The decision was made to carry on with the event as planned in order to mark our respect for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who has been our patron since 1952. 

 The performances celebrated with thanks the service and devotion of a unique Monarch who sadly passed away on 8th September 2022, and the presentation and tone of the 2022 Open event reflected this.  


1. Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof David King)
2. Foden's (Russell Gray)

3. Aldbourne (Ivan Meylmans)

4. Cory (Philip Harper)

5. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse)

6. Grimethorpe Colliery (Michael Bach)

7. the cooperation band (Glenn Van Looy)

8. Black Dyke (Prof Nicholas J. Childs)

9. Northop Silver (Gareth Brindle)

10. Hammonds (Morgan Griffiths)

11. Leyland (Thomas Wyss)

12. Flowers (Paul Holland)

13. NASUWT Riverside (Dr Ray Farr)***

14. Paris Brass Band (Laurent Douvre)

15. WFEL Fairey (Arsene Duc)

16. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Allan Withington)***

17. Desford Colliery (LMTF) (Michael Fowles)

18. Rothwell Temperance (David Roberts)

1st place Brighouse & Rastrick
2nd place Foden's
3rd place Aldbourne

Test Piece

Edward Gregson
A set of variations on the chorale Nun danket alle Gott written around 1636 by Martin Rinkart and set to music around 1648 by Johann Cruger.
The World Rejoicing (Symphonic Variations on a Lutheran Chorale) was jointly commissioned by the British Open Brass Band Championship, and the National Brass Band Associations/Federations of the Netherlands (NBK), Belgium (VLAMO), Switzerland (SBBV) and Norway (NMF), to be used as the top section test-piece for their National/Open brass band competitions in 2020/21.

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Roll of Honour

2019 Cory - (Philip Harper)
2018 Cory - (Philip Harper)
2017 Valaisia Brass Band - (Arsene Duc)
2016 Cory (Philip Harper)
2015 Grimethorpe Colliery (Dr Robert Childs)
2014 Black Dyke - Dr. Nicholas Childs - Vita Aeterna Variations - Alexander Comitas
2013 Tredegar - Ian Porthouse - Arabian Nights - Stephen Roberts
2012 Foden's - Allan Withington - Electra - Martin Ellerby
2011 Cory - Dr Robert Childs - Red Priest - Professor Philip Wilby 

2010 Tredegar - Ian Porthouse - On the Shoulders of Giants - Professor Peter Graham
2009 Cory Band - Dr. Robert Childs - Titan's Progress - Hermann Pallhuber
2008 Fodens Richardson - Garry Cutt - Rococo Variations - Professor Edward Gregson
2007 Cory Band - Dr. Robert Childs - Visions of Gerontius - Kenneth Downie
2006 Black Dyke - Dr. Nicholas Childs - Vienna Nights -Philip Wilby
2005 Black Dyke - Dr. Nicholas Childs - The Night to Sing - Bramwell Tovey
2004 Fodens Richardson - Contest Music Garry E. Cutt Contest Music (Wilfred Heaton), Montage (Peter Graham), St. Magnus (Kenneth Downie)
2003 Yorkshire Building - Society Prof. David King - The Planets Suite [Venus & Jupiter], Holst arr. Stephen Roberts
2002 Buy As You View Cory - Robert Childs - The Maunsell Forts - John McCabe
2001 Yorkshire Building Society - David King - Les Preludes, Liszt, transcribed Bram Gay 

2000 Buy As You View Cory - Robert Childs - Ceremony - Michael Ball
1999 Yorkshire Building Society - David King - Dove Descending - Philip Wilby
1998 Williams Fairey - J. Gourlay - Diversions on a Bass Theme - George Lloyd
1997 Yorkshire Building Society - David King - Whitsun Wakes - Michael Ball
1996 Marple - Garry Cutt - The Severn Suite - Sir Edward Elgar, arr. Bram Gray
1995 Black Dyke - J. Watson - Revelation - Philip Wilby
1994 BNFL Leyland - R. Evans - Salamander - John McCabe
1993 Williams Fairey - P. Parkes - Masquerade - Philip Wilby
1992 Black Dyke - J. Watson - Cloudcatcher Fells - John McCabe
1991 Grimethorpe Colliery - F. Renton - Paganini Variations - Philip Wilby
1990 Sun Life - R. Newsome - Le Roi d'Ys - Edouard Lalo, arr. Frank Wright