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World Rankings: September update

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

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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:


Bolsover Festival of Brass

Countdown to Bolsover Festival of Brass

September 30 • The countdown is on for the Bolsover Festival of Brass — and you can get to be a part of it live on air.

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Loxley make composer link for PRS backed premieres

September 30 • Loxley Silver Band has gained PRS funding for a quartet of new works from composer Barry Gilbey.


Death of Peter Hainsworth

September 30 • The death has been reported of former Black Dyke and Brighouse & Rastrick player Peter Hainsworth.

Lone Wolf

Thoresby let their Wolf loose in Nottingham

September 29 • Thoresby Colliery Band will preview their Journey of the Lone Wolf preparation ahead of their Albert Hall challenge.

Black Dyke Band - Moldgreen United Reformed Church

Saturday 1 October • Wakefield Road, Moldgreen , Huddersfield HD5 8AA



Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 1 October • Holy Trinity church, . Long Melford. Suffolk

Staines Lammas Band - Virtuosi GUS

Saturday 1 October • St. Hilda's Church, Stanwell Rd, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 3QL

Contest: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Sunday 2 October • Heritage High School, Boughton Lane,Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4QG

Jubilee Brass (Oxford) Band

September 30 • Jubilee brass Oxford are looking to strengthen some positions within the band particularly Bass and Cornets. Any other instruments welcome. We are a friendly 3rd section band with a balanced concert/contest programme. Why not pop along and check us out.

Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

September 30 • Haslingden & Helmshore band under new management still have a few vacancies for the right type of quality players. In particular Cornets & basses .We are a friendly North West 1st Section band with a sensible mix of Contests & Concerts, come & see!

Severn Tunnel Band

September 29 • Severn Tunnel Band 3rd section are looking for a front row cornet and a Bb Bass to join our friendly and enthusiastic band.Based in Portskewett, Monmouthshire we rehearse Wed and Fri evenings from 7:30 till 9 pm. All players welcome.

Howard J Evans

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