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Rankings: March update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings show few changes at the top following the recent round of ‘Area’ contests, with only Rothwell and Tredegar moving significantly in the top 20.

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The contests taking place since the last update:

Yorkshire Championships—won by Rothwell
North West Regional Championships—won by Foden’s
Welsh Regional Championships—won by Cory
West of England Regional Championships—won by Camborne Town
Midlands Regional Championships—won by Desford Colliery
Scottish Championships—won by Scottish Co-op
North of England Regional Championships—won by EYMS
London and Southern Counties Regional Championships—won by Redbridge

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. Tredegar
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

The changes in positions also reflect the following contest results:

Norwegian Championships—won by Eikanger-Bjørsvik
French Championships—won by Nord Pas de Calais
Butlins Mineworkers—won by Redbridge
Yeovil Entertainment Contest—won by Flowers
Brass at the Guild—won by Pemberton Old Wigan JJB
Welsh Open—won by BTM
NEMBBA Derby Contest—won by Silk Brass

The next update will follow the European Championships in Ostend, at which the defending champion, Cory, will look to extend its lead over Grimethorpe, while Tredegar, Whitburn and Eikanger are the other top 20 bands competing that will be hoping to make significant advances up the table.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor