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World Rankings: October Update 2

London victory secures top spot for Cory for the ninth consective year.

Cory Band celebrating their Nationals success

 

Cory Band's outstanding victory at last weekend's National Brass Band Championships Final at the Royal Albert Hall ensured that it will be top of the World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings for a remarkable ninth successive year in 2015 — a run stretching back to 2007. The victory rounds off yet another remarkable year of success for the Welsh, with four out of the five UK National titles going to the Principality.

Also flying high this time are Camborne Town, up 25 places after an excellent sixth place in London, and Zone One Brass, which climbs to an all-time high position of 31 following its seventh-placed finish.

The other ranking contests taking place since the last update are:

Fife Charities — won by Kingdom Brass;
Welsh League — won by Goodwick,
Bolsover Festival of Brass — won by EYMS.

The next update will follow the Brass in Concert Championship in November, which will also the results of some of the continental national championships taking place as the battle for slots in next year's European Championships heats up.

Top 10 bands:

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

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



Battle

Brass Bands England to help lead support of a nation's thanks

February 23 • Brass Bands England will help promote 'Battles Over' — a unique commemoration of the end of the First World War, 100 years to the day the guns finally fell silent.


David King

National Champions look for Odyssey repeat

February 23 • Brighouse & Rastrick will be opening their doors for a sneak preview of their 'Odyssey' preparations.


Signings

Strata build Regional hopes on new foundations

February 23 • Strata Brass will head to Huddersfield next weekend with a number of new signings in the ranks.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

February 23 • More great music from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire banding


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH


The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ


West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact


The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team


Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.


David Frame


Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor