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World Rankings: May update

Black Dyke close the gap at the top of the rankings following their recent win in Rotterdam at the European Championships

Black Dyke performing at the 2012 Europeans

 

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings see few changes at the very top following last weekend’s European Championships, but Black Dyke’s
first victory in the event since 2005 means that Cory’s lead at the top has been vastly reduced.

'Dyke' will now approach the English National Championships in June as hot favourite to take over the number one position.

Continental success at Rotterdam also means big rises for Eikanger-Bjørsvik (Norway), Noord Limburgse (Belgium) and Brass Band Schoonhoven
(Netherlands), while other big movers since the last update include North American Champion, Atlantic Brass Band, and Australian Champion, Gunnedah
Shire.

Top 10 bands

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

Other ranking contests taking place since the last update are:

Tameside Open — won by Oldham (Lees);
Northern Ireland Brass Band League — won by 1st Old Boys Association Silver;
Flemish Open — won by Brass Band Schoonhoven;
Fife Brass Band Festival — won by Kingdom Brass;
Buxton Brass Band Festival — won by Bollington Brass;
Irish Championships — won by Drogheda.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


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Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


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Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


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November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.


The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator