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British Open Spring Festival (Grand Shield)

Winners back to 1952 are as engraved on the current Grand Shield trophy. Except for 1981 to 1984 where the bands on the trophy appear to have come second, not first! Was a different trophy given to the winners? If you know the answer please let us know.

<p> There are also results on the trophy from 1902 to 1938, but they are for the Crystal Palace Contest (see link at top of page).

Future Events

Past Results

Date Winner Conductor Test Piece
13 May 2023 Whitburn Nicholas Childs The World Rejoicing (Variations on a Lutheran Chorale)
07 May 2022 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts Dynasty
09 May 2020 Postponed due to Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.4barsrest.com/news/39117/2020-spring-festival-postponed
18 May 2019 NASUWT Riverside Nicholas Childs Fraternity
12 May 2018 Hammonds Saltaire Morgan Griffiths The Triumph of Time
13 May 2017 Whitburn Nicholas Childs Reflections on Swan Lake
14 May 2016 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Erik Janssen Of Distant Memories
09 May 2015 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts Arabian Nights
26 Apr 2014 Flowers Paul Holland On Alderley Edge
11 May 2013 Milnrow Mareika Gray Red Priest
12 May 2012 Hepworth (Cookson Homes) Russell Gray On the Shoulders of Giants
14 May 2011 Reg Vardy Nicholas Childs Titan's Progress
15 May 2010 Tredegar Ian Porthouse Rococo Variations [Gregson]
09 May 2009 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts Contest Music
10 May 2008 Leyland Jason Katsikaris Vienna Nights
19 May 2007 PolySteel Philip Harper The Night to Sing
13 May 2006 Aveley & Newham Nigel Taken Whitsun Wakes
07 May 2005 Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) Mark Bentham Masquerade [Wilby]
08 May 2004 Sellers International Phillip McCann Les Preludes [arr. Gay]
03 May 2003 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery William Rushworth Tallis Variations
11 May 2002 Cwmaman Institute John Hudson Four Dances from Checkmate
05 May 2001 Kirkintilloch Allan Ramsay An Epic Symphony
06 May 2000 Todmorden Old Dennis Hadfield Variations on the Shining River
08 May 1999 Carlton Main Frickley John Hinckley Comedy Overture
09 May 1998 Flowers Bryan Hurdley Partita [Sparke]
10 May 1997 Rothwell Band (Leeds) Douglas Blackledge Festival Music (Symphonic Suite)
11 May 1996 Wingates Nicholas Childs Variations on a Ninth
13 May 1995 Yorkshire Building Society David King Pageantry
07 May 1994 Cory Graham O'Connor Spectrum [Vinter]
08 May 1993 William Davis Construction Keith Wilkinson The Year of the Dragon
02 May 1992 British Steel Stainless Dodworth Graham O'Connor The Essence of Time
04 May 1991 Whitburn Peter Parkes Le Carnaval Romain [arr. Wright]
05 May 1990 Stalybridge Jones & Brother Malcolm Brownbill Trittico [Curnow]
06 May 1989 Hammonds Sauce Works Geoffrey Whitham Ballet for Band
07 May 1988 CWS (Glasgow) Howard Snell Un Vie de Matelot (A Sailor's Life)
09 May 1987 Blackburn and Darwen Alec Evans The Accursed Huntsman
10 May 1986 Lewington Yamaha Denis Carr The Wand of Youth [arr. Gay]
04 May 1985 Woodfalls Band Wesley Garner Journey into Freedom
19 May 1984 Andrews Heat for Hire (Sheffield) Band Denis Carr Le Roi d'Ys
30 Apr 1983 Jones & Crossland Stephen Roberts Symphony of Marches
15 May 1982 Brodsworth Colliery Welfare Denis Carr Festival Music (Symphonic Suite)
09 May 1981 Leyland Vehicles Richard Evans Tournament for Brass
17 May 1980 Andrews Heat for Hire (Sheffield) Band Graham O'Connor The Crusaders
19 May 1979 The Rochdale Band David Loukes Sinfonietta for Brass Band [Langford]
07 May 1978 The Ratby Band Betty Anderson Second Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals
22 May 1977 East Lancs Paper Group Radcliffe David Loukes Land of the Mountain and the Flood
09 May 1976 Tredegar Band John Childs The Frogs of Aristophanes
10 May 1975 Coventry School of Music Leonard Pepper Tournament for Brass
04 May 1974 Woodfalls Courtney Bosanko Prince Igor Overture
05 May 1973 Patchogue Plymouth AMOCO Michael Brand La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny) - Overture [arr. F. Wright]
06 May 1972 Stanshawe (Bristol) Walter Barrow Hargreaves Academic Festival Overture
08 May 1971 Newhall Ernest Woodhouse Lorenzo
09 May 1970 Desford Colliery Welfare Bernard Springett Norwegian Artists' Carnival
17 May 1969 Thoresby Colliery Welfare Band William Lippeatt Peddars Way
25 May 1968 Greenway Moor Edward Gray Les Preludes [arr. Rimmer]
29 Apr 1967 Cowpen and Crofton Workmen's Band John Carr Scheherazade
28 May 1966 Craghead Colliery Band Eric Cunningham Main Street
15 May 1965 The Mossley Band Edmund Hoole The Shipbuilders
09 May 1964 West Bromwich G. A. Morris Jodrell Bank
25 May 1963 Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery Edmund Hoole Sinfonietta for Brass Band [Leidzen]
26 May 1962 Slaithwaite Roy Newsome Carnival [Perkin]
13 May 1961 Jaguar Car Works Harry Heyes Symphonic Suite for Brass
28 May 1960 Haigh Prize Harry Bentham The Tempest
09 May 1959 Blackhall Colliery W. F. Buckley Cordell Suite
17 May 1958 Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery Edmund Hoole Resurgam
18 May 1957 Finedon Old Prize Band A. G. Remington Tintagel (Symphonic Suite)
26 May 1956 Fisher and Ludlow's Prize Band Birmingham Cyril Yorath Suite in Bb [Jacob]
21 May 1955 Markham Main Colliery Edwin Griffiths Rhapsody in Brass
22 May 1954 Oldham Band Leonard Lamb The Three Musketeers
16 May 1953 Royston New Monckton Colliery Band William Foster Owain Glyndwr
17 May 1952 Leyland Motors Band Harold Moss Pride of Race
British Open and Qualifying

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