Past U.S. Open Brass Band Competition Results

2018 Results

Competition Results

1. Arkansas Musicworks

2. Dublin Silver Band

3. Milwaukee Festival Band

4. Prairie Brass Band

Other Results:

Most Entertaining: Dublin Silver Band

Best Performance of a March: Prairie Brass Band Cornish Cavalier

Best New Arrangement or Composition: Josh Jameson Heat of the Day

Best Performance by a Percussion Section: Milwaukee Festival Band

Best Featured Soloist: Bob Munson Longing for More

2017 Results

Competition Results

1. Atlantic Brass Band

2. St. Louis Brass Band

3. Dublin Silver Band

4. Prairie Brass Band

5. Milwaukee Festival Band

Other Results:

Most Entertaining: Atlantic Brass Band

Best Performance of a March: St. Louis Brass Band

Best New Arrangement of Composition for Brass Band: Doom Impending Dublin

Best Performance by a Percussion Section: Atlantic Brass Band

Best Featured Soloist: Bryan Appleby-Wineberg, Trumpet, Atlantic Brass Band

2016 Results

Competition Results

1. Fountain City Brass Band

2. Dublin Silver Band

3. Chicago Brass Band

4. Prairie Brass Band

Other Results:

Most Entertaining: Fountain City Brass Band

Best Performance of a March: Chicago Brass Band

Best New Arrangement of Composition for Brass Band: Dublin Silver Band

Best Performance by a Percussion Section: Prairie Brass Band

Best Featured Soloist: Beth Cooper, Cornet, Chicago Brass Band

2015 Results

Competition Results

1. Dublin Silver (Tim Jameson)

2. Fountain City (Joseph Parisi)

3. Eastern Iowa Brass Band (Alexander Beamer)

4. Prairie Brass Band (Mary Barnes-Gingrich)

5. Madison Brass Band (Craig Mason)

Other Results:

Most Entertaining: Dublin Silver Band

Best Performance of a March: Eastern Iowa Brass Band (The Wizard)

Best New Arrangement of Composition for Brass Band: Madison Brass Band (Kom Susser Swing)

Best Performance of a Percussion Section: Madison Brass Band

Best Featured Soloist: Tom Henehan (flugel) - Prairie Brass Band

2014 Results

Competition Results

1. Fountain City Brass Band

2. Dublin Silver Band

3. Central Ohio Brass Band

Other Results:

Most Entertaining: Dublin Silver Band

Best Soloist: Dr. Don Deal, Madison Brass Band

Best Performance of a March: Central Ohio Brass Band

Best New Arrangement of Composition for Brass Band: Dublin Silver Band

Best Performance of a Percussion Section: Fountain City Brass Band

Busker Results

Winners (tie) Dave and Busker from Dublin & Prairie Dogs

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2013 Results

Competition Results

1. Fountain City Brass Band

2. Chicago Brass Band

3. Capital City Brass Band

4. Dublin Silver Band

5. Prairie Brass Band

6. Illinois Brass Band

7. Eastern Iowa Brass Band

2012 Results

Competition Results

1. Fountain City Brass Band

2. Brass Band of Central Florida

3. Dublin Silver Band

4. Chicago Brass Band

5. Prairie Brass Band

6. Illinois Brass Band

7. Eastern Iowa Brass Band

8. Capital City Brass Band

Other Results:

Most Entertaining: Dublin Silver Band

Best Cornet of the Day: Ryan Sharp, Fountain City Brass Band

Best Featured Soloist: Nate Gay Eup, Fountain City Brass Band

Best Performance of a March: Chicago Brass Band, Knight Templar

Best New Arrangement of Composition for Brass Band: Dublin Silver Band, Appalachian Spring

Best Performance of a Percussion Section: Brass Band of Central Florida

Busker Results

Winner: The Shamrock Stompers from the Dublin Silver Band

2011 Results

Competition Results

1. Fountain City Brass Band

2. Dublin Silver Band

3. Brass Band of Central Florida

4. Brass Band of Eastern Iowa

5. Motor City Brass Band

6. Prairie Brass Band

Other Results:

Most Entertaining: Dublin Silver Band

Best Cornet of the Day: Dee McAfee, Brass Band of Central Florida

Best Featured Soloist: Lee Harrelson, Fountain City Brass Band

Best Performance of a March: Dublin Silver Band

Best New Arrangement of Composition for Brass Band: Dallas Niermeyer, Prairie Brass Band

Best Performance of a Percussion Section: Fountain City Brass Band

Busker Results

Winner: Prairie Dogs

2010 Results

Competition Results

1. Brass Band of Central Florida

2. Fountain City

3. Dublin Silver Band

4. James Madison University

5. Weston Silver Band

6. Eastern Iowa Brass Band

7. Prairie Brass Band

8. Madison Brass Band

Other Results:

Most Entertaining: Dublin Silver Band

Best Cornet of the Day: Bob Hinckley, Brass Band of Central Florida

Best Featured Soloist: Robert Miller, Weston Silver Band

Best Performance of a March: Prairie Brass Band

Best New Arrangement of Composition for Brass Band: Brass Band of Central Florida, Give It One

Best Performance of a Percussion Section: Dublin Silver Band

2009 Results

Competition Results

1. Fountain City Brass Band (J. Parisi)

2. Brass Band of Central Florida (M. Garasi)

3. Weston Silver Band (L. Shields)

4. Ohio Brass Band (T. Zilincik)

5. Eastern Iowa Brass Band (C. Thomas)

6. Motor City Brass Band (C. Strain)

7. Prairie Brass Band (D. Niermeyer)

8. Madison Brass Band (C. Mason)

9. Milwaukee Festival Brass

Other Results

Most Entertaining: Fountain City Brass Band

Best Cornet of the Day: Kim Dekay, Ohio Brass Band

Best Featured Soloist: Theo Musick (xylophone), Fountain City Brass Band

Best Performance of a March: Brass Band of Central Florida, The Padstow Lifeboat

Best New Arrangement of Composition for Brass Band: Foggy Day/Lee Harrelson, Fountain City Brass Band

Best Performance of a Percussion Section: Brass Band of Central Florida

Busker Results

Winner - Motor City Brass Band, DEEP 6 with a medley from the musical Chicago

2008 Results

Competition Results

1. Fountain City Brass Band (Parisi)

2. Brass Band of Central Florida (Garasi)

3. Eastern Iowa Brass Band (Thomas)

4. Ohio Brass Band (Droste)

5. Madison Brass Band (Mason)

6. Prairie Brass Band (Niermeyer)

7. Milwaukee Festival (Backhaus)

Other Results

Best Cornet of the Day: Ohio Brass Band

Most Entertaining: Ohio Brass Band

Best Featured Brass Soloist: Nate Gay, Fountain City Brass Band

Most Outstanding Percussion Section: Ohio Brass Band

Best Performance of a March: Brass Band of Central Florida

Best New Composition or Arrangement: Eastern Iowa Brass Band, Casey Thomas, Esprit de Corps

Busker Results

Winner - Brass Band of Central Florida, Hurricane Funk

2007 Results

Competition Results

1. Fountain City Brass Band

2. Brass Band of Central Florida

3. Wingates Band

4. Eastern Iowa Brass Band

5. Prairie Brass Band

6. Illinois Brass Band

7. Milwaukee Festival Brass

8. Motor City Brass Band

Other Results

Most Entertaining: Fountain City Brass Band

Best Solo Performance: Raquel Rodriguez, Fountain City Brass Band - Carnival of Venice

Best New Composition or Arrangement: Lucy Pankhurst, Wingates - Wicked

Best Cornet: Raquel Rodriquez, Fountain City

Best Percussion Section: Brass Band of Central Florida

2006 Results

Competition Results

1. Brass Band of Central Florida

2. Jaguar (Coventry) Band

3. Fountain City Brass Band

4. Prairie Brass Band

5. Eastern Iowa Brass Band

6. Motor City Brass Band

7. Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

8. Milwaukee Festival Brass

Other Results

Most Entertaining: Fountain City Brass Band

Best Solo Performance: Nate Gay, Euphonium, Fountain City Brass Band - Euphonium Concerto

Best New Composition or Arrangement: Lee Harrelson, Fountain City Brass Band - Land Of Make Believe

Best Performance of a March: Jaguar (Coventry) Band - The New Colonial

Busker Results

Winner - Jaguar (Coventry)

2005 Results

Competition Results

1. Brass Band of Central Florida

2. Motor City Brass Band

3. Fountain City Brass Band

4. Prairie Brass Band

5. Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

6. Eastern Iowa Brass Band

7. Milwaukee Festival Brass

Other Results

Most Entertaining: Fountain City Brass Band

Best Solo Performance: William Hess, Baritone, Fountain City Brass Band - Csardas

Best New Composition or Arrangement: Michael Garasi, Brass Band of Central Florida - 'Tis A Gift

Best Performance of a March: Motor City Brass Band - Death or Glory

Busker Results

Winner - Twisted Steel (FCBB)

2004 Results

Competition Results

1. Brass Band of Central Florida - U.S. Open Champions

2. Fountain City Brass Band

3. Dearham Band

4. Prairie Brass Band

5. Motor City Brass Band

6. Illinois Brass Band

Other Results

Most Entertaining: Brass Band of Central Florida

Best Solo Performance: Lee Harrelson, Euphonium, Fountain City Brass Band - Brilliante

Best New Composition or Arrangement: Michael Garasi, Brass Band of Central Florida - Bolero

Best Performance of a March: Brass Band of Central Florida - The Centaur

Busker Results

Winner - Hurricane Funk (Brass Band of Central Florida)

2003 Results

Competition Results

1. Foden's Richardson Band - U.S. Open Champions

2. Brass Band of Central Florida

3. Illinois Brass Band

4. Prairie Brass Band

5. Milwaukee Festival Brass

6. Eastern Iowa Brass Band

Other Results

Best Performance of a March: Foden's Richardson Band

Most Entertaining: Foden's Richardson Band

Best Solo Performance: Glyn Williams (Foden's), Euphonium (and Cornet, Trombone, Tenor Horn, Flugel, Soprano Cornet, and Xylophone), Air Varie

Best New Composition or Arrangement: Chris Sharpe, Rocky Point Holiday, performed by the Brass Band of Central Florida

Buskers Results

Winner - Foden's II

Honorable Mention - Brad Hecker