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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



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Sage

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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


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.


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer