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World Rankings — February update

Virtuosi GUS's win at Butlins sees the Midlands-based band march in to top 10.

GUS celebrate Butlins win
  GUS players celebrate their recent Butlins victory

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings reveal a few changes throughout following the first salvos of the 2017 contest season at Butlins and Brass at the Guild. Virtuosi GUS's victory at the former sees the Midlands-based band occupy its highest position since the Rankings began in 2001.

This month will see national events take place in France and Norway, and with the Regional events around the UK just around the corner we can be sure of plenty of movement in the coming months.

Top 10 bands

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

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



Brass in Concert

Result: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • Full results from Sage Gateshead where the 41st Brass in Concert Championship has taken place.


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


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.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor