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World Rankings: November Update

Cory cements its position at the number one band in the world following its victory at Brass in Concert a few weeks ago.

Cory Band on stage

 

The penultimate World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings of 2015 see Cory's seemingly unassailable position as the world's number one band reinforced following its outstanding victory at Brass in Concert a fortnight ago.

Cory now has the biggest lead (957 points) in rankings history and a tenth successive year at the top in 2016 already looks like a good possibility.

It has been a busy few months through out the banding world, with national championships taking place in Austria (won by Brass Band Oberoesterreich), Denmark (Lyngby Taarbaek), The Netherlands (Provinciale Brass Band Groningen), Northern Ireland (1st Old Boys Association Silver) and Sweden (Windcorp), plus two major entertainment contests in Norway (Stavanger) and the USA (Dublin Silver).

Other contests taking place since the last update:

Stanley Entertainment Contest — won by NASUWT Riverside Concert;
Truro Contest — won by Lanner and District;
Auckland BBA Contest — won by Dalewool Auckland Brass;
Pogson Bray — won by Slaithwaite;
Rochdale Festival of Brass — won by Blackburn and Darwen;
YHBBA Holmfirth Contest — won by Elland Silver;
Brass Factor — Wetherby — won by Kippax;
Borders Entertainment — won by St. Ronan's;
SWBBA Torquay — won by Aldbourne;
Brass Factor — Holmfirth — won by Besses o' th' Barn;
SEWBBA Merthyr Tydfil — won by Llwydcoed.

The next update will be at the end of the year, when we will reveal the biggest movers, up and down, of 2015.

Top 10 bands

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

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


The Corsham Band

November 21 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


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.


Martin Heartfield

GGSM, ARCM, PGCE
Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist