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World Rankings: July update

World Champions Manger Musikklag re-enter the top ten with Kerkrade win.

World Champions Manger Musikklag celebrate

 

The latest World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings see significant changes in the top 20 following the recent season-ending contests.

Seindorf Beaumaris moves up eight places following its victory at the All-England Masters International, while the ever-consistent Virtuosi GUS is up five after its recent runner-up spots at Kettering and Birmingham, the latter of which saw Black Dyke return to winning form following recent disappointments.

Manger Musikklag’s World Championship victory sees the former European Champion return to the top ten, while Cory’s runner-up spot keeps the Welsh giant far enough ahead at the top to ensure the on-going lead regardless of the British Open result in September, when the next update will be published.

Top 10 Bands

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Foden's
4. Brighouse and Rastrick
5. Tredegar
6. Eikanger-Bjørsvik
7. Leyland
8. Fairey
9. Grimethorpe Colliery
10. Manger Musikklag

The other contests taking place since the last update were:

SCABA Entertainment — won by Regent Brass
Northern Counties BBA — won by Kirkintilloch Kelvin
Brass in Ripon — won by North Skelton
Eurobrass — won by Brass Band Schoonhoven
West Lothian Festival of Brass — won by Whitburn
French Open — won by Flowers
Holme Valley Contest — won by Strata Brass
East Coast of Australia Championships — won by City of Holroyd
Bugle Contest — won by St. Austell

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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Mark Wilkinson


Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor