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World Rankings: March Update

Fairey’s recent Regional victory moves the North West band up to seventh in the latest release of the rankings.

Fairey Band

 

The World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings have enjoyed their annual shake-up following the recent Regional Championships, which although witnessing very little by way of ‘shock’ results still managed see a few emerging forces make a breakthrough in a number of areas.

Among the most significant movers were Burry Port Town (up 12), Aldbourne (12), Tylorstown (15), Co-operative Funeralcare North West (68), Friary Guildford (13) and Dalmellington (54) following their encouraging performances at their respective ‘Area’ contests.

Other contests held since the last update are:

Welsh Open — won by Tongwynlais Temperance;
NEMBBA Contest — won by Strata Brass;
Oxfordshire BBA — won by Aldbourne.

April’s Spring Festival in Blackpool is sure to cause another plethora of changes below the top ten bands, and the next update will follow the European Championships in Perth, where the top 20 will be represented by Cory, Black Dyke, Eikanger-Bjørsvik, Tongwynlais Temperance, Whitburn and Brass Band Schoonhoven.

Top 10 Bands

1. Cory
2. Tredegar
3. Foden's
4. Brighouse and Rastrick
5. Black Dyke
6. Grimethorpe Colliery
7. Fairey
8. Leyland
9. Co-operative Funeralcare
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

To view all the ranked bands, go to:
www.4barsrest.com/­rankings/­default.asp



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November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Sage

Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

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Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist