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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



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Exciting plans in place for Bolsover International Summer School

May 24 • There will be plenty of musical attractions on offer at the forthcoming Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School — so don't miss out.


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Round stamp of approval at Band Supplies

May 24 • If you are looking for a fantastic example of a famous 'round stamp' Sovereign tenor horn — then get in touch with Band Supplies now...


CORNET

Astley Youth to hold free workshop days

May 24 • Astley Youth Band will hold a brace of free brass workshop days later this month — so why not sign up and enjoy them.


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Foden's greatest cornet player to be honoured

May 24 • Exactly 100 years after his death the memory and talent of the great Edwin Firth will be recalled by Foden's Band in a series of special events.


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400


Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Saturday 2 June • Amboise 37400


Lofthouse Brass Band

May 24 • Lofthouse Brass Band require a DRUMMER to complete their line up. We are a friendly 3rd section band who rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9pm and Saturday mornings 10am - 12noon at Outwood WMC.


The Corsham Band

May 24 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


Littleport Brass Band

May 23 • Littleport Brass are seeking cornets and a baritone (position negotiable).. Littleport Brass is a 2nd section contesting and friendly band from Littleport near Ely in Cambridgeshire. We rehearse once a week on a Wednesday evening.


Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer