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Rankings: September update

The latest World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings sees Grimethorpe Colliery hold on to the top spot.

 

Despite narrowly missing out in the British Open Championship title a fortnight ago, Grimethorpe Colliery maintains a convincing lead over its rivals in the latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings. Foden’s Band’s victory at Symphony Hall takes the Cheshire-based band up to the number two position and the other significant mover is Kirkintilloch, which moves up six places following its fine fifth place under Selmer Simonsen.

Top 10 bands

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

The other contests taking place since the last update were:

New Zealand National Championships—won by Brisbane Excelsior
Picnic in the Park—won by Felling
Welsh National Eisteddfod—won by Tredegar
South Australia State Championships—won by K&N Spring Gully Brass
Victoria State Championships—won by Footscray Yarraville
New South Wales Championships—won by Kew Band Melbourne
Exmouth Festival of Brass—won by Heyl

The next update will follow the National Championships in the Royal Albert Hall in October, when Grimethorpe Colliery, Foden’s and Cory bands will all have a chance to take the top spot, with the result of November’s Brass in Concert Championship looking like it may play a major part in deciding the identity of 2008’s number one band.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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Blidworth Welfare Band

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Blidworth Welfare Band

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Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor