It was back in 1988 when the band appointed Dave Lea as Musical Director, that the band saw significant contest success and is now consistently judged as one of the top brass bands in the country. The band is classed as a Championship Brass Band and competes in both set test piece and entertainment contests throughout the UK and internationally.



The band has been awarded numerous trophies and titles. These include:-.



2016, 2017 British Open Qualifiers

2014 Bolsover Entertainment Contest - Soloist Prize

2014 Bolsover Entertainment Contest - Runners Up

2013 Midland Area Champions & National Finals Qualifiers

2012 Midland Area runners-up & National Finals Qualifiers

2011 Bolsover Entertainment Contest Champions

2006 Midland Area runners-up & National Finals Qualifiers

2006 USA Brass Band Open Championships  - runners-up

2006 USA Brass Band Open Championships - Best March

2006 USA Brass Band Open Championships - Best Buskers

2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 All England Masters

2002, 2010 Pontins Championship prize winners

2003 Senior Cup runners-up

1999, 2000 British Open Qualifiers

1999 Grand Shield runners-up

1995 1st Section National Champions

1993 1st Section South Midlands & East Anglia Champions

1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001 Milton Keynes Entertainment Contest Winners


"It was through The Jaguar Brass Band and Dave Lea that I came to fully appreciate the fellowship of “Banding”. Many thanks to Dave and the band for their friendship and professional camaraderie over the years from across the pond. Here’s to many more years of great music making! Congratulations!"


Rick Mizell, Senior Music Producer, Walt Disney  - USA