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World Rankings: June Update

Masters win for Tredegar gives Wales the top two spots for the first time ever.

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The latest World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings see Tredegar rise to an all-time high second position following its latest chapter in its phenomenal tale of success at the All-England Masters International last weekend, giving Wales the top two spots for the first time ever.

Further high-flyers include Reg Vardy and Kirkintilloch, up 7 and 16 places respectively following their successes at the Spring Festival, while Marsden Silver moves up 21 places as its recent good contesting form continues. Aldbourne, another band that enjoyed its weekend in Blackpool, is the highest new entry into the top 200 at 143.

Top 10 Bands

1. Cory
2. Tredegar
3. Foden's
4. Black Dyke
5. Fairey (Geneva)
6. Grimethorpe Colliery
7. Brighouse and Rastrick
8. Manger Musikklag
9. Eikanger-Bjørsvik
10. Rothwell Temperance

The other contests held since the last update are:

Grenland Festival — won by Eikanger-Bjørsvik
SEWBBA Ebbw Vale Contest — won by Abergavenny
East Anglia BBA — won by Cawston
Cornish Brass Band Championships — won by St. Keverne
Weston-super Mare — won by Sandhurst Silver
French Open — won by Brass Band Willebroek
SCABA — Crawley — won by East London Brass

The next update will follow the English National Championships at the end of June, when Foden’s, Black Dyke, Fairey and Brighouse and Rastrick will all be hoping to make a dent in the current Welsh domination.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:


Brass in Concert

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November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

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


Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.

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.

Howard J Evans

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