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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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September 22 • Bedford Town Band (London and SC) a friendly, ambitious and sociable 1st section band with a varied programme of concerts, events, and contests planned; currently have a vacancy for a B flat Bass player.


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September 22 • Chelmsford Silver Band requires a Bb bass player and a Solo Cornet player. A non-contesting band, established for over 50 years and enjoy a good reputation performing at local and regional events plus organizing our own concerts.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator