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World Rankings — December update

Masterful Cory dominate rankings with recent win at Brass in Concert.

Cory Band
  Cory celebrating following their recent victory at Brass in Concert.

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings see Cory Band post yet another record score following its victory at the Brass in Concert Championships, completing an historic contesting year in which it has also won the European, British Open and National titles.

The other contests held since the last update are:

Siddis — won by Eikanger-Bjørsvik;
US Open — won by Fountain City;
Borders Entertainment — won by Bathgate;
YHBBA Holmfirth Contest — won by Hade Edge;
SWBBA Torquay — won by Verwood Concert Brass;
Scottish Challenge Shield — won by J36;
Leicestershire BBA — won by Derwent Brass;
Gloucester BBA — won by Forest of Dean Brass;
SEWBBA Merthyr Tydfil — won by Tylorstown;
North Wales BBA — won by Deiniolen;
Austrian National — won by Brass Band Oberøsterreich;
Danish National — won by Concord;
Swedish National — won by Solna Brass;
Swiss National — won by Valaisia Brass Band;
Belgian National — won by Brass Band Buizingen;
Scottish Open — won by Whitburn.

Top 10 bands

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

To view all the ranked bands, go to:


Results: 2018 UniBrass Trophy

February 17 • The students of the Royal Northern College of Music retain their hold on the UniBrass Trophy


Results: 2018 UniBrass Shield

February 17 • Bristol University come out top in the battle for the UniBrass Shield

Filton Concert

Results: 2018 Welsh Open

February 17 • Filton Concert reclaims Welsh Open title under the direction of Tom Davoren


Strong line-up for Scottish titles in Perth

February 17 • There will be plenty of keenly fought action at the Scottish Championship in Perth next month, with national representation, titles and qualification up for grabs.

Kettering Citadel S A Band - Leicester South Songster Brigade

Saturday 17 February • The Lighthouse Theatre. Kettering Conference Centre. Thurston Drive. Kettering. NN15 6PB NN15 6PB

Contest: Unibrass

Saturday 17 February • Barbican Centre, Paragon St, York YO10 4AH

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

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

Elland Silver Band -

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

Strata Brass

February 17 • Require FRONT ROW CORNET (flexibility in the section) after Yorkshire Area (1st Section) in March.. Rehearsals SUN/WED.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

The Corsham Band

February 15 • 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

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor