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The band has won the title "Champion Band of the London
and Southern Counties" region many times and represented
the area in the national finals held at the Royal Albert Hall.

We are proud of our contest history with stunning
achievements in winning the championship 11 times in 15
years plus additional soloist awards.

The 2017 contest under the leadership again of Jeremy Wise
earned us a 2nd place and an invitation to the national finals.
London and Southern Counties
Regional Championship contest wins
Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival

A major success for the band was the winning performances at the
2009 contest. Held at the Butlins Skyline Holiday Park , Skegness on
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th January 2009

Test piece (Sat): Harrison's Dream (Peter Graham)
Entertainment contest programme (Sun).  
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Jeremy Wise gets whacked!
A scene from the entertainment programme
in band's version of the Mr Sandman. A
comic moment when the soloists play a
tune on the MDs head!

Photo: 4barsrest.com
Butlins Winners
Kathy Sutton accepts the Warwick
Vase trophy

Photo: John Stirzaker / British Bandsman
Previous Contest Wins

2011 1st
2010 1st
2009 1st
2008 1st
2007 1st
2005 1st
2004 1st
2003 1st
2002 1st
1997 1st
1996 1st
1992 1st
1991 1st
1988 1st
2010 podium 3rd place
The 2010 contest saw the band again take the podium with a 2nd place in the entertainment contest  
and were awarded 3rd overall.  On the strength of these recent results the organisers of the Brass in
Concert Championship invited the band to the 2010 contest at the Sage in Gateshead and gained
much praise competing against the top names in British banding.
Butlins Mineworkers Champions 2009