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World Rankings: December Update

Brass in Concert win sends Cory back to the top of the world rankings.

Cory with Philip Harper


Cory Band will finish the year as the number one band in the World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings for a remarkable sixth year in succession following its recent victory at the Brass in Concert Championship.

A busy end to the 2012 contesting season also saw national championships taking place in Denmark (won by Lyngby Taarbaek), Belgium (Brass Band Buizingen), Switzerland (Fribourg), The Netherlands (Schoonhoven) and Sweden (Windcorp), with all the winners going forward to next year’s European Championships in Oslo.

Top 10 Bands

1. Cory
2. Foden's
3. Black Dyke
4. Brighouse and Rastrick
5. Fairey
6. Leyland
7. Tredegar
8. Grimethorpe
9 Co-operative Funeralcare
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

The ranking contests added since the last update were:

Victoria State Championships — won by Kew Band Melbourne
Siddis — won by Stavanger
US Open — won by Fountain City
Borders Entertainment — won by Coalburn Silver
SWBBA Torquay — won by Camborne Town
North Wales Championships — won by Northop
International Brass Band Contest — won by Manger Musikklag
Kippax Entertainment — won by South Milford
Northern Open — won by Oldham (Lees)
Gloucester BBA — won by Hyde
SEWBBA Blaenavon — won by Burry Port
Leicestershire BBA — won by Ashton-under-Lyne
Scottish Shield — won by Newmilns and Galston
Scottish Challenge Cup — won by Kingdom Brass ‘B’

To view all the ranked bands, go to:


Queen's aWARD

John Packer raises the Royal standard worldwide as company receives Queen's Award for Enterprise

April 25 • The well known music retailer and brass and woodwind specialist has received a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Dr Bob Childs

Father, son and the Flowers post...

April 25 • Dr Robert Childs will take over from David Childs as the new Musical Director of Flowers Band.


Report & Result: 2018 Band Cymru Final

April 24 • Cory head to Utrecht with a lucrative televised win to boost their confidence and coffers.


Report & Result: 2018 Flemish Open

April 24 • Hauts de France are second to none as they lead the way in the international battles fought at the Flemish Open in Mechelen on the weekend.

Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE

Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW

Wotton and District Silver Band - Tom Hutchinson

Saturday 28 April • St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7LS

Black Dyke Band - Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday 28 April • Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX

Silver Spectrum Wind Band

April 24 • Brass Players wanted for established Sheffield based wind band. MD George Morton.. Rehearsals Mondays 7:30 to 9:30 pm. We enter the NCBF festival where we have gained many gold awards and on one occasion a platinum.. Wind players also welcome to apply.

The Corsham Band

April 24 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Hathern Band

April 23 • Hathern Band are looking for a PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM to join their Championship Section Band. This position has become vacant because the present player wishes to retire. We are looking for a committed player to fill this key seat. www.hathernband.co.uk.

Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger