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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



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Signings

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February 23 • Strata Brass will head to Huddersfield next weekend with a number of new signings in the ranks.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

February 23 • More great music from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire banding


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH


The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ


West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact


The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team


Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator