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World Rankings: May update

Latest World of Brass—4barsrest.com World Rankings following last weekend's European Championships.

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Cory Band consolidates its position as the number one band in the World of Brass—4barsrest.com World Rankings following the retention of its European Championship title in Ostend last weekend.

Outstanding placings in Ostend by Brass Band Treize Etoiles from Switzerland and Eikanger-Bjørsvik from Norway see both breaking into the top ten for the first time and, with four overseas bands now occupying top-12 positions, the leading Continental bands now appear to be stronger than ever.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Grimethorpe Colliery
3. Foden's
4. Black Dyke
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Stavanger
7. Brass Band Treize Etoiles
8. Eikanger-Bjørsvik
9. Leyland
10. Fairey

Other contests taking place since the last update were:

Australian Championships—won by Gunnedah Shire Band
New Zealand Championships—won by Woolston Brass
North American Championships—won by Fountain City Brass
Irish Championships—won by Drogheda Brass
Tameside Open—won by Ashton-under-Lyne
Northern Ireland Brass Band League—won by 1st Old Boys Silver
SCABA Spring Contest—won by Friary Guildford
Holme Valley Contest—won by Skelmanthorpe
Fife Festival of Brass—won by Clackmannan District Brass

The next update will follow the All-England Masters International in Cambridge at the end of May.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: First Section

February 25 • Results from the First Section in Blackpool.


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Championship Section

February 25 • Foden's make it a hat trick in Blackpool with Leyland joining them and pre-qualified Fairey in London.


Winter

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Second Section

February 25 • Middleton, Bollington and Flixton head to Cheltenham


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Fourth Section

February 25 • Lostock Hall takes the honours as Sale Brass join them in Cheltenham


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Sunday 4 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: Scottish Championships

Saturday 10 March • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, . PH1 5HZ


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

February 25 • FLUGEL PLAYER required to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Amington Band

February 25 • Amington Band are in desperate need of a Bass Trombone player for the Midlands Area on 10th March (and beyond!). We’re a friendly bunch of mixed ages, rehearsing under MD Alan Gifford on Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm in our band room in Tamworth.


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Martin Heartfield

GGSM, ARCM, PGCE
Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist