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World Rankings: October Update

Grimethorpe claims top 3 spot for the first time in six years following British Open success.

Grimethorpe celebrate their British Open win

 

The latest World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings see some significant changes following the British Open Championships and Section 1-4 National Finals.

Grimethorpe Colliery enters the top 3 for the first time in six years with its win in Birmingham, while Goodwick Brass moves into the top 50 after its win at Cheltenham, one of three Welsh successes that weekend.

The other contests held since the last update were:

Bugle Contest (omitted by error in last update) — won by Camborne Town;
Exmouth Festival of Brass — won by Pendennis Brass Falmouth;
Welsh Miners Welfare — won by Cinderford;
Dr. Martin Wainstones Cup — won by Reg Vardy;
SCABA Autumn Contest — won by Wantage Silver 'A';
NEMBBA Contest — won by Shirebrook Miners Welfare;
Swiss Open — won by Brass Band Treize Etoiles.

The next update will follow the National Final, at which Black Dyke and Grimethorpe Colliery will have the end-of-year number one spot in their sights, with Cory looking to secure a remarkable ninth successive year on top of the world following a very consistent 2015 so far.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Grimethorpe Colliery
4. Brighouse and Rastrick
5. Tredegar
6. Foden's
7. Flowers
8. Eikanger-Bjorsvik
9. Burgermusik Luzern
10. Fairey

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



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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


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced BBb Bass player to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Hitchin Band

November 21 • Due to a re-shuffle in our cornet section we are now looking for a REPIANO or FRONT ROW cornet player. We are a busy band currently at the top of the 1st section in the London and Southern Counties area. We rehearse Mon + Thurs - 7.45-9.45pm.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor