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Rankings: December update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings see Cory Band back at the top following the Welsh band’s win at Brass in Concert.

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Stavanger’s second place at that event takes it to an all-time high for a Norwegian band of seventh place, while its compatriot, Manger Musikklag, is among the highest climbers following its victory at the Siddis entertainment contest.

Top 10 bands:

1. Cory
2. Grimethorpe Colliery
3. Foden's
4. Black Dyke
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Leyland
7. Stavanger
8. Fairey
9. Brass Band Willebroek
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

November has been a busy month for banding all over the world. Other contests being held since the last update were:

Tasmania Championships — won by Glenorchy City
Fleetwood Contest — won by Bactiguard Wire Brass
SCABA Folkestone — won by Friary Guildford
Gloucester BBA — won by Lydbrook
Pontin’s — won by Sovereign Brass
Australasian Open — won by Woolston Brass
Australasian Entertainment Championship — won by Woolston Brass
Borders Entertainment — won by Johnstone Silver
Malton Entertainment — won by Yorkshire Co-op
US Open — won by Fountain City
Kippax Entertainment — won by EYMS
Wilkinson Northern Open — won by Freckleton
SWBBA Torquay — won by Milton Keynes Brass
Leicester BBA — won by Ratby Co-op
Treorchy Contest — won by BTM
Blue Lake City Festival — won by Kew Band Melbourne
West Midlands BBA — won by Phoenix West Midlands
Scottish Shield / Challenge Cup — won by Kirkintilloch Kelvin
Scottish Challenge Cup — won by Dalkeith and Monktonhall
Scottish Open — won by Scottish Co-op
Swiss Championships — won by Treize Etoiles
Dutch Championships — won by Brass Band Rijnmond
Belgian Championships — won by Festival Brass Band
Danish Championships — won by Lyngby Taarbaek
Northern Ireland Championships — won by Murley Silver
Swedish Championships — won by Stockholm Brass

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist