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World Rankings: October update

Brighouse and Rastrick move up to third place following its second successive National title

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However, Cory Band is guaranteed to finish the year on top of the World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings for the fifth successive year.

Following yet another third place at the National Championships, the sixth time in the past nine years that the Welsh band has taken that exact placing at the event! Cory’s remarkable consistency (the band has never been out of the top six at the ‘National’ this century) has been the key to this fifth year of world domination, and the bad news for its competitors is that it looks certain to enter 2012 with a considerable head start on the rest of the field.

Brighouse and Rastrick move up to third place following its second successive National title, while the fourth place achieved by Beaumaris sees that Welsh band move up to an all-time high of 13th position.

Top 10 bands

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

The other ranking contests held since the last update were:

Doctor Martin Trust Entertainment Contest — won by Exchange Communications Whitburn
Hardraw Scar — won by Harrogate
Bolsover Festival of Brass — won by Jaguar Land Rover
South Wales Miners’ Eisteddfod — won by Lewis Merthyr
NEDDC Entertainment Contest — won by Stannington
Wychavon Festival — won by BTM
National 1st Section Championship — won by Aldbourne
National 2nd Section Championship — won by Brunel Brass
National 3rd Section Championship — won by City of Bradford
National 4th Section Championship — won by Melingriffith 2
Swiss Open — won by Burgermusik Lucerne
New South Wales Championships — won by Willoughby City
Fleetwood Open — won by Oldham (Lees)
Burry Port — won by Burry Port; Fife Charities — won by Kingdom Brass
SCABA Folkestone — won by Friary Guildford

The next update will follow the busy November contest season, which sees national championships take place across Europe and the Brass in Concert and Scottish Open contests attracting many of the UK’s leading bands.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:


Friary Guildford

Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: Championship Section

March 18 • Frairy Guildford make it four wins in a row as they retain their top-flight title and are joined at the Albert Hall by Thundersley.


Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: Fourth Section

March 18 • Bradwell Silver strikes gold to take Fourth Section title and head to Cheltenham alongside Regent Community Brass and Great Yarmouth Brass.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: Championship Section

March 18 • NASUWT Riverside makes it a North of England Area double as they head back to the Albert Hall as champions again with Reg Vardy in tow.


Result: 2018 Welsh Regional Championship: Championship Section

March 18 • Cory delivers an emotional Odyssey that takes them to London and to Montreux in Swansea. Tredegar comes runner-up, with Tongwynlais and City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) also booking their places in Kensington.

Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 18 March • The Hawth, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Chinnor Silver

March 19 • We are sadly loosing one of our award winning bass team soon(best basses award at areas) so we are looking for a Bb BASS . Good book of contests and concerts planned including butlins . We rehearse on Wednesday in our own bandroom

St Albans City Band

March 19 • Time for a change after the Areas? Or do you just fancy another blow each week? We are a friendly community band looking for new players to join our group. All welcome but especially cornet, horn, Eb / Bb Bass and Percussion.

Friary Guildford Brass Band

March 19 • The L&SC Champions are looking for a committed Bb bass player to join our team.. . We have a busy, but sensible schedule of concerts and contests including the Grand Shield and National Finals.

Stan Lippeatt

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor