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World Rankings — November update

Brighouse close the gap at the top following their victory in London whilst runners-up Tredegar are back in the top 5.

Brighouse & Rastrick
  Brighouse & Rastrick celebrating their recent win in London.

Despite a third consecutive third place this year, Cory remains at the top of the Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings after the recent National Final, with Brighouse and Rastrick now its closest suitor following its tenth victory at the Royal Albert Hall since 1946.

Tredegar's impressive runner-up position takes the Welsh band back into the top five, while City of Bradford and Redbridge also make significant leaps up the rankings following their excellent performances in London.

The other ranking contests taking place since the last update were:

Austrian National — won by Fröschl Hall;
Northern Ireland Championships — won by 1st Old Boys;
Dutch National — won by de Wâldsang;
West Wales BBA — won by Goodwick;
Queensland State Championships — won by Brisbane Excelsior;
Pogson Bray — won by East Riding of Yorkshire;
Wychavon Festival — won by Llwydcoed.

The next update will include the results from Brass in Concert plus national events in Belgium, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland amongst others, so look out for a few changes throughout the top 100.

Top 10 bands

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

To view all the ranked bands, go to:
www.4barsrest.com/­rankings/­default.asp



British Open

Amendments made to British Open test-piece

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Coldstream Guards

Personal testimony fuels Coldstream concert

April 20 • Intimate stories of overcoming the damaging effects of combat stress are inspiring The Band of Coldstream Guards as they prepare for their St George's Day Concert at Cadogan Hall.


Flowers

Flowers prepare for move to new home

April 20 • The Flowers Band will return to the heart of Gloucester as they make final arrangements to move into new rehearsal home.


Drybrook

Youngsters to be encouraged to compete at Music Festival

April 20 • Entries are now open for the 49th Bailey Lane End Music Festival — so why not sign up and have a go!


Foden's Band - BBC Radio 'Young Brass Award Final'

Friday 20 April • RNCM, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD


Crofton Silver Band - Theatre Royal Wakefield

Friday 20 April • Theatre Royal Wakefield. Drury Lane . Wakefield WF1 2TE


Thundersley Brass Band - TBB Quiz Night

Friday 20 April • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, Essex SS75HA


Black Dyke Band - Conthey - Switzerland

Saturday 21 April • tbc tbc


Gresley Colliery Band - Gresley Colliery Youth and Senior Brass Bands

Saturday 21 April • Gresley Old Hall,. Gresley Wood Road . Swadlincote DE11 9QW


Blidworth Welfare Band

April 20 • Assistant Principal Cornet and Percussionist. Having recently secured 5th place at the Midlands Area Championship Section and a new Principal cornet we are looking for applications for the above positions. The band operate a sensible diary of engagements.


Enderby Band

April 19 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for committed players to fill these key seats. The band are current Wychavon and Shirebrook Champions and National finalists.


West Somerset Brass Band

April 19 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet section, if you are a front or back row player we would be delighted to hear from you, you may even still have a chance of coming along to our French tour later in the year.


Duncan A. Beckley

BA, QTS, LTCL, FTCL, ARCM
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher