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World Rankings — March Update

Following National contests in both France and Norway, Eikanger-Bjørsvik's stunning victory in Bergen sees the band re-enter the top ten.

Eikanger-Bjørsvik celebrate
  Eikanger-Bjørsvik celebrate following their victory at this year's Norwegian Championships.

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com rankings see some significant changes following national events in Norway and France during February.

Eikanger-Bjørsvik's memorable victory in Bergen sees the perennial Norwegian favourite back in the top ten, while the newly-renamed Hauts-de-France Brass Band (formerly Nord-Pas-de-Calais) reclaimed the French title for the first time since 2011 and moved 27 places up the table as a result.

The other contests taking place since the last update were:

Durham County BBA — won by Easington Colliery;
Welsh Open Tongwynlais Temperance;
Dublin Festival of Brass — won by Dublin Silver.

The next update will follow the UK's Regional Championships, when we expect to see considerable changes throughout the entire table.

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
10. Eikanger-Bjørsvik

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



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James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher