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The band has won the title "Champion Band of the London
and Southern Counties" many times going on to represent the
region at the national finals held at the Royal Albert Hall on
each of those occasions.

We are proud of our contest achievements in winning the
area championship 14 times plus gaining various additional
soloist awards, plus the first winners of the Sue Murrill Shield
for best trombone section.

Together with our runners-up placings the band has
competed at the national finals held at the Royal Albert Hall
on 18 occasions. With our highest result so far being awarded
8th place (out of 20).
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 and 2020 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.

And again in 2020 under the baton of Chris Bearman were awarded the overall 3rd place trophy
which again contributed to another Brass in Concert contest invite for 2021.

2022 4th place runnerup

After a long gap the band has made inroads to regain past glories, with new MD Chris Bearman, and
many new faces in the band, struck out with an unexpected quality performance earning a 4th
position in this tough contest.
Butlins Mineworkers Champions 2009