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World Rankings — October Update

Cory's emphatic victory at the British Open consolidates it's position at the top of the rankings as Willebroek return to the top 10.

Cory Band
  Cory Band celebrating their emphatic victory at this year's British Open

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings have few positional changes at the very top following the recent British Open Championships, but Cory's victory sees the Welsh giant consolidate its position to the point where a tenth successive end-of-year number one spot is assured.

Brass Band Willebroek's excellent showing sees the multiple Belgian and European champion move back into the top ten. There were also significant moves for the successful bands at the National Finals in Cheltenham and the next update in November will, of course, include the result of the National Final in London.

The other contests taking place since the last update were:

Victoria State Championships — won by Darebin City Brass;
Land O' Burns — won by Co-operative Funeralcare;
Exmouth Festival of Brass — won by South West Communications;
Dr. Martin Wainstones Cup — won by Co-operative Funeralcare;
Hardraw Scar — won by Elland Silver;
New South Wales Championships — won by Central Coast Brass;
NEDDC Entertainment Contest — won by Shirebrook Miners Welfare;
SCABA Autumn Contest — won by Wantage Silver 'A';
Swiss Open — won by Ensemble de Cuivres Valasian;
Fife Charities — won by Bon Accord Silver.

Top 10 bands

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

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


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.


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor