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World Rankings — June update

New chapter for rankings as new sponsorship deal reached with Band Supplies.

New rankings logo

 

As we reach the middle of 2016, we celebrate a new chapter in rankings history with the release of the first Band Supplies — British Bandsman/4barsrest.com World Rankings, following a recent deal with the leading retailer based in Glasgow and Leeds. This replaces the long-standing arrangement with World of Brass to which we offer our thanks for its support over the years. Band Supplies Managing Director, Ronnie Tennant, commented: "We are delighted that the name of Band Supplies will be associated with the world's leading brass bands and look forward to a long and successful partnership with British Bandsman, 4barsrest and their World Rankings."

Cory Band remains way out on front following its EBBC success in Lille and looks like it could be facing a tenth successive year at the top, while Carlton Main Frickley Colliery re-enters the top ten after its victory at the recent Spring Festival.

We are delighted that the name of Band Supplies will be associated with the world's leading brass bands...Ronnie Tennant

The other contests held since the last update were:

Flemish Open — won by Brass Band Buizingen
Irish Association of Brass and Concert Bands — won by Drogheda
German National Championships — won by 3BA
Fife Brass Band Festival — won by Newmilns and Galston
Buxton Brass Band Festival — won by Bollington Brass
Wood Farm Brewery Contest — won by Enderby
Aalborg Music Festival — won by Aarhus
French Open — won by Flowers,
Northern Counties BBA — won by Bon Accord Silver
Dutch Open — won by Brass Band Rijnmond
West Lothian Festival of Brass — won by Whitburn
Bugle Contest — won by St. Dennis.

Top 10 bands

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

To view all the ranked bands, go to:
www.4barsrest.com/­rankings/­default.asp



Mead

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Spring

2018 Spring Festival details announced

February 24 • The list of bands competing at the 98th British Open Spring Festival have been announced by the contest organisers.


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

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


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


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


Mark Wilkinson


Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor