North American Championship (Ch section)

Date: 18 Apr 1998
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington, Kentucky
Adjudicator(s): Bram Gay, Dr James Hile, Ray Tizzard
Test piece: Contest Music (Wilfred Heaton)

Pos Band Conductor Draw Points
1 Illinois Brass Band Dr Colin Holman 3 286
Jazz (Philip Wilby)
2 Eastern Iowa Brass Band John de Salme 4 263
James Cook, Circumnavigator (Gilbert Vinter)
3 Brass Band of Columbus Dr Paul Droste 7 261
4 Central Ohio Brass Band Les Susi 5 258
5 Collegiate All-Star Brass Band Eric Aho 2 257
6 Sheldon Theatre Brass Band W Larry Brentzel 1 253
Variations on an Enigma (Philip Sparke)
7 Atlantic Brass Band Salvatore Scarpa 6 252

Collegiate All-Star Brass Band penalised 3 points for exceeding permitted time limit

Eastern Iowa Brass Band also played Glemdene (Carr)

Central Ohio Brass Band also conducted by Dr Paul Droste

Four bands elected not to play an own choice 'test piece' as part of their programme:

Brass Band of Columbus played Gaudete (Norbury) and Symphony No 4, Finale (Tchaikovsky arr Williams)

Central Ohio Brass Band played Blenheim Flourishes (Curnow) and Circius (Aagaard-Nielsen)

Collegiate All-Star Brass Band played Gavorkna Fanfare (Gallehue) and The Firebird, excerpts (Stravinsky arr Farr)

Atlantic Brass Band played Praise (Heaton) and Rhapsody of British Sea Shanties (Osgood)