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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



Kirklees

Musical Gale force wins Kirklees Composition Competition

April 26 • Young composer Tom Gale wins the prestigious original composition award at the annual Kirklees Composition Competition at the University of Salford, with Jared McCunnie winning the new 'Best Arrangement' accolade.


aLAN fERNIE

Fernie to lead youth workshop

April 26 • The celebrated Scottish composer and arranger will be leading a great youth workshop day in County Durham next month — and you can be a part of it.


Whitburn

Whitburn ready to show their outrage!

April 26 • The Scottish champion will showcase its European Championship preparation before they head out to Utrecht


Formby

Formby gives 91st birthday surprise

April 26 • Former bandsman Roy Shaw enjoyed some surprise visitors on the occasion of his 91st birthday.


Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW


Wotton and District Silver Band - Tom Hutchinson

Saturday 28 April • St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7LS


Black Dyke Band - Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday 28 April • Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX


The Fairey Band - Pre-European Championships concert

Sunday 29 April • Glossop Old Bandroom. Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP SK13 8LP


The Corsham Band

April 26 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

April 25 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR required to take the helm. With a 5th place in the 1st Section we are in a great position for promotion in 2019. Do you have the drive and ambition to help carry on with our progress and gain us championship status ? If so get in touch!!!


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

April 25 • REPIANO CORNET required for immediate start. Are you the right person for this seat, we have a sensible mix of concerts and contests with a Germany trip in 2019. We are a fun and social 1st section band looking to build for the future. COME AND JOIN US!


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher