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World Rankings: September update

Tredegar surge up the rankings following British Open win.

Tredegar

 

Welsh banding’s world domination project appears to be working perfectly as Cory and Tredegar occupy the two top places in the latest World of Brass — British Bandsman Rankings following the recent British Open Championship.

The Scottish duo of Co-operative Funeralcare and Kirkintilloch both also progress six places up the table following their excellent results in Birmingham, while there is also a good representation from the New Zealand bands following their National Championships in July, when Wellington Brass captured the top prize.

Top 10 bands

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

Other contests taking place since the last update were:

New Zealand Band of the Year — won by Wellington Brass;
Whiston Festival of Brass — won by Strata Brass;
Battle of the Bands — won by Rolls Royce Derby;
Welsh National Eisteddfod — won by Deiniolen;
Land O' Burns — won by Co-operative Funeralcare;
Dr. Martin Wainstones Cup — won by Co-operative Funeralcare;
Hardraw Scar — won by Hade Edge;
Dronfield Contest — won by Shirebrook Miners Welfare;
Exmouth Festival of Brass — won by Roche Brass;
Welsh Miners Welfare — won by Parc and Dare.

Note that this rankings release does not include the results of the lower section National Championships.

The next update will follow the National Final at the Royal Albert Hall in October, when Tredegar, Foden’s and Brighouse and Rastrick, among 17 others, will look to close the gap on Cory as it chases the end-of-year top spot for the seventh consecutive year.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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Sunday 28 May • Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Dr, Kettering NN15 6PB


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May 24 • We need Bb Cornets Tenor Trombone and a Bb Bass. We rehearse on Sundays 7 to 9 and Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.30 in our own band room. We are graded Section 4 and located in South Warwickshire. Come along for a blow with our experienced conductor Howard Gibbs


Amesbury Town Band

May 23 • Players and beginners of any standard are always welcomed. We urgently need a few more solo cornets, Bb bass and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument


York Railway Institute Band

May 21 • York RI Band (North of England Championship Section, MD Dr. David Lancaster), have immediate vacancies for Principal Cornet, Back Row Cornet and Flugel Horn players. Band members travel in from the West, East and South of York, so lifts are possible.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator