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World Rankings — August update

The latest update of the Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings see minimal changes near the top as we approach the autumn contest season.

Wellington Brass
  Wellington Brass celebrating victory at this year's New Zealand Championships.

Wellington Brass' success at the New Zealand National Championships sees it re-enter the top 50 prior to its forthcoming British Open appearance, while the other leading bands from NZ all move up accordingly.

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

South of Ireland Championships — won by Lourdes Brass Band;
Ohio Brass Arts Festival — won by Central Ohio;
Denby Pottery Village Contest — won by Kibworth;
Durham County BBA — won by Durham Miners Association;
Shirebrook Entertainment Contest — won by Enderby;
National Eisteddfod of Wales — won by Tredegar.

The next update will follow the National Championships for sections 1-4 and will include the British Open, at which Yorkshire's finest in positions 2-4 will all be challenging Cory for its place at the top of the table.

Top 10 Bands

1. Cory
2 .Black Dyke
3. Brighouse and Rastrick
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
5. Tredegar
6. Flowers
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



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David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger