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World Rankings: September update

Cory consolidate their position as the number one ranked band with British Open win.

Cory Band Logo


Cory Band remains top of the World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings following the Welsh Champion’s fifth triumph at the British Open in the past 12 years.

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery’s third place at Birmingham underlines the band’s recent run of good form and it is the band making the biggest impact on the latest rankings, rising five places to number eight.

Also making a considerable impact is the 2011 New Zealand Champion, Woolston Brass, which rises 29 places following its recent victory.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Foden's
4. Tredegar
5. Fairey (Geneva)
6. Brighouse and Rastrick
7. Grimethorpe Colliery
8. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
9. Manger Musikklag
10. Rothwell Temperance

The other contests included since the last update are:

Kirkby Lonsdale Contest — won by Greenalls
Kiveton Woodland Brass Festival — won by Trinity Girls
National Eisteddfod of Wales — won by Tredegar
Battle of the Bands — won by Dronfield
Land O' Burns — won by Kingdom Brass.

The next update will follow the National Final at the Royal Albert Hall in October, when Cory will hope to confirm that it will finish the year at the top for the fifth successive year.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:


David Horsfield

Funeral details for David Horsfield announced

October 22 • The funeral details for David Horsfield, who passed away this week have been announced.

Schoonhoven Win

Results: 2016 Dutch National Championships

October 21 • There are victories for newly crowned National champion Brassband Schoonhoven with section awards to De Spijkerpakkenband, Constantijn Huygens, Gereformeerde Brassband Groningen and Immanuel in Utrecht.

Adam Frey leads the mastercalss

Into the Frey as German banding gains masterclass boost

October 20 • American euphonium virtuoso Adam Frey has been leading the latest masterclass boost to the emerging German brass band movement.

Oldroyd Cardinal

Hayes Music to take the Cardinal route

October 20 • Hayes Music will now stock the Oldroyd Cardinal range of instruments.

Elland Silver Band - Special Guest Geneva Soloist Ben Godfrey

Saturday 29 October • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland, Halifax HXN 0NH

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Saturday 29 October • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ

Contest: Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet Contest

Saturday 29 October • Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - Central Band of the RAF Symphonic Brass

Friday 4 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street - opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Contest: SWBBA 70th Annual Championships

Saturday 5 November • The Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5LZ

Olney Brass

October 23 • Olney Brass is an ambitious 3rd section band looking to find an experienced and enthusiastic conductor/musical director. Based in Milton Keynes the band is keen to improve and develop its contesting and concert work.

East London Brass

October 23 • London championship band (1 min from Walthamstow Central tube/train station) are looking for the following player: . - Bass Trombone

Wantage Silver

October 23 • Wantage Silver Band (L&SC championship section) require a first class SOLO HORN and BASS TROMBONE player to complete our line up. We are fresh from the National Finals and are looking forward to Christmas and our busy schedule for 2017.

Howard J Evans

MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist