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World Rankings — May Update

Major changes throughout the rankings as Eikanger-Bjørsvik reach new heights following their emphatic win in Oostend.

Eikanger-Bjørsvik
  Eikanger-Bjørsvik celebrate their victory in Oostend

There are significant changes near the top of the latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings following the European Championships in Oostende, with the new champion Eikanger-Bjorsvik, runner-up Valaisia and fourth-placed Willebroek all now ensconced firmly within the top echelons of world banding.

Wins for Central Coast Brass at the Australian Championships and Brisbane Excelsior at the New Zealand equivalent see those two bands make significant strides, while 1st Old Boys and Lochgelly were successful in Northern Ireland and the Fife Festival respectively.

The next update will include the Spring Festival in Blackpool and the All-England Masters International in Kettering, so we can expect plenty of movement throughout the top 100.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Brighouse and Rastrick
3. Black Dyke
4. Eikanger-Bjørsvik
5. Grimethorpe Colliery
6. Valaisia Brass Band
7. Tredegar
8. Brass Band Willebroek
9. Flowers
10. Fairey

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



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Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator