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Rankings: June update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings see no changes in the top six following the recent All-England Masters International Championship.


Top 10 bands:

1. Cory
2. Grimethorpe Colliery
3. Black Dyke
4. Foden's Richardson
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Brass Band Willebroek
7. Desford Colliery
8. YBS
9. Leyland
10. Tredegar

Desford Colliery’s victory sees the band climb to its highest position of number seven, although it would have been considerably higher if these rankings had existed two decades ago!

Tredegar’s second place sees the Welsh Champion return to the top ten, while the French band, Aeolus, makes a huge leap up the table following its outstanding performance at Cambridge.

The other ranking contests taking place since the last update were:

SEWBBA contest — won by Tredegar
SCABA — Crawley — won by Friary Guildford
Northern Counties BBA — won by Bon Accord
Weston-super-Mare — won by Poole Borough
Bendigo Eisteddfod — won by Kew Band Melbourne
Australian Eisteddfod — won by Willoughby

The next update will follow the English National Championship in Preston, where England’s representative in next year’s European Championships will be decided.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:



Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • Sandhurst Silver strike gold as they head to Cheltenham as champions alongside qualifiers Amersham

Ebbw Valley

Result: 2018 Welsh Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • Ebbw Valley notch up another Area title success to head to Cheltenham with Burry Port Town at their side.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: Second Section

March 17 • North Skelton power their way to Cheltenham with J36 at their side after they made light of the opposition in Durham to take the Second Section title.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • It's Harrogate and Houghton who deliver the musical metamorphosis to head to Cheltenham.

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Gary Davies

Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator