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World Rankings: June/July update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings show some significant movements following the English National Championships at Preston last weekend.

Cory band logo

 

Cory remains a long way ahead, but Foden’s Band’s consistency in recent months sees the British Open, North West and ‘Masters’ champion move into second spot.

Black Dyke’s victory takes it closer to a top-three place, and Leyland, Fairey and Hepworth (Cookson Homes) are the other significant movers, while Kirkintilloch moves back into the top 20 after its win at the West Lothian Festival last week.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Foden's
3. Grimethorpe Colliery
4. Black Dyke
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Leyland
7. Stavanger
8. Fairey
9. Brass Band Treize Etoiles
10. Eikanger-Bjørsvik

Other contests taking place since the last update are:

Northern Counties BBA—won by Kirkintilloch Kelvin
Queensland Championships—won by Brisbane Excelsior
West Lothian Festival of Brass—won by Kirkintilloch
Bendigo Eisteddfod—won by Boroondara Brass
French Open—won by Brass Band Rijnmond
Eurobrass—won by Brass Band Buizingen
Bugle Contest—won by Camborne Town

The next update will follow the British Open Championships in September.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



Band Supplies

Band Supplies focuses on youth

April 21 • Make sure you get along and see the brilliant deals that can be bagged on student and intermediate instruments at the National Youth Championships of Great Britain.


Penine Music

Brass Band Music Shop heads to Youth Championships

April 21 • There will be plenty of great music and fantastic products to browse through at the Brass Band Music Shop and Pennine Music trade stand at the National Youth Championships. — so make sure you visit them!


dAVOREN

Davoren's proclamation heard across Atlantic

April 21 • Composer Tom Davoren's latest work, 'Proclamation' has been given its American premiere in a concert featuring the New York and Amsterdam Staff Bands of the Salvation Army.


Logan Hartley

Logan's run to Black Dyke

April 21 • The Yorkshire champion adds a new signing to their percussion ranks as Logan Hartley heads to Queensbury.


Black Dyke Band - Conthey - Switzerland

Saturday 21 April • tbc tbc


Gresley Colliery Band - Gresley Colliery Youth and Senior Brass Bands

Saturday 21 April • Gresley Old Hall,. Gresley Wood Road . Swadlincote DE11 9QW


Fishburn band - Memorial concert

Saturday 21 April • Saint Hilda's, Rectory walk, Headland, Hartlepool TS24 0PW


Godalming Band - A Night at the Movies - Spring Concert

Saturday 21 April • Bramley Village Hall, Hall Road, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0AX


The Hepworth Band - Wakefield Grammar School Foundation Chorus

Sunday 22 April • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS). Northgate. Wakefield WF1 3QX


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

April 21 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we are developing rapidly under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.


Chinnor Silver

April 21 • we require a Bb BASS player to replace one of our award winning section who is moving away.. Good book of concerts and contests planned. We would also like to hear from back row cornets as we would like to strengthen this area


Blidworth Welfare Band

April 20 • Assistant Principal Cornet and Percussionist. Having recently secured 5th place at the Midlands Area Championship Section and a new Principal cornet we are looking for applications for the above positions. The band operate a sensible diary of engagements.


Gary Davies


Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator