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World Rankings: May update

Cory's victory in Oslo secures top spot in the latest rankings.

Cory Band on stage at the 2013 European Championships

 

The latest update of the World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings sees little change at the top following the recent round of contests, although there have been significant changes further down the table.

Cory’s victory at the European Championships in Oslo further enhances the Welsh band’s position at the top, while Eikanger’s runner-up spot takes the Norwegian Champion to seventh place.

Milnrow’s recent fine contesting form, including victory at the Grand Shield, sees the North West band enter the top 20 for the first time, while new North American Champion Princeton makes a major mark in entering the rankings at number 59.

The next update will follow the English National Championships at the end of June, which will include the results at this weekend’s All-England International Masters.

Top 10 bands

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

The other ranking contests taking place since the last update were:

Australian National Championships — won by Brisbane Excelsior
Irish Championships — won by Downshire Brass
Grenland Festival — won by Oslofjord
SCABA Spring Contest — won by Friary Guildford
Buxton Brass Band Festival — won by Silk Brass
Northern Ireland Brass Band League Spring Festival — won by Strabane Concert Brass
Luxembourg Music Federation — won by Brass Band Buizingen
Senior Cup — won by Woodfalls
Senior Trophy — won by Newtongrange Silver
German Open — won by Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgäu
East Anglia BBA — won by Cawston
SEWBBA Ebbw Vale Contest — won by Burry Port
Weston-super-Mare — won by Sandhurst Silver

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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