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World Rankings: July update

Preston win see Black Dyke move to the number 2 spot.

 

The latest World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings see Black Dyke move up two places to number two following its recent outstanding victory at the English National Championship at Preston.

Cory retains its number one position as we approach the autumn major contests at Birmingham and London, and with both Black Dyke and Grimethorpe Colliery missing from the latter this year, the Welsh band’s most likely challengers for the coveted end-of-year top spot appear at the moment to be Foden’s, Tredegar, Fairey and Brighouse and Rastrick.

Top 10 bands

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

The other contests taking place since the last update were:

West Lothian Festival of Brass — won by Co-operative Funeralcare
Eurobrass — won by Schoonhoven
Queensland Championships — won by Brisbane Excelsior
Ripon Entertainment Contest — won by Ripon City
Bugle Contest — won by Camborne Town.

The next update will follow the British Open Championships on 3 September.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

www.4barsrest.com/­rankings/­default.asp



Brass in Concert

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

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


Clackmannan

Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

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


Sage

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.


hands

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


Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.


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.


Martin Heartfield

GGSM, ARCM, PGCE
Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist