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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:
www.4barsrest.com/­rankings/­default.asp



Brass in Concert

Report & Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • Eikanger claim a historic 'Grand Slam' and reveal the ambition to claim even more success after winning the Brass in Concert title in a style a bit like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra...


Clackmannan

Report & 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.


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 25 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Hitchin Band

November 21 • Due to a re-shuffle in our cornet section we are now looking for a REPIANO or FRONT ROW cornet player. We are a busy band currently at the top of the 1st section in the London and Southern Counties area. We rehearse Mon + Thurs - 7.45-9.45pm.


Blidworth Welfare Band

November 21 • The Blidworth Welfare band, Midlands Championship section, require a 2nd cornet player to join our friendly but ambitious and hardworking band. A good programme of concerts, recordings and contests will provide an enjoyable challenge.


Blidworth Welfare Band

November 21 • The Blidworth Welfare band, Midlands Championship section, require a principal cornet player to join our friendly but ambitious and hardworking band. . A good programme of concerts, recordings and contests will provide an enjoyable challenge.


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator