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Rankings: January/February update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings see few changes near the very top following the first leg of the contest season.

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Stavanger is the only band in the top ten to move up, despite its disappointing result at the Norwegian Championships, but Eikanger-Bjørsvik makes a welcome return to the top 20 following its second successive win in Bergen, while Oslo Brass moves up a whopping 141 places after its surprise second place.

The other contests taking place since the last update are:

French Championships—won by Nord Pas de Calais
Butlins Mineworkers—won by Redbridge
Yeovil Entertainment Contest—won by Flowers
Brass at the Guild—won by Pemberton Old Wigan JJB
Welsh Open—won by BTM
NEMBBA Derby Contest—won by Silk Brass

The next update will follow the Regional Championships in the UK. Please note that these rankings do not include the North West Regional Championships in Blackpool.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



Portrsaits of Tibshelf

50,000 year past to present link for original brass band works

August 20 • A trio of original brass band musical projects will be featured in a brand new exhibition at one of the UKs leading museums — with a live contest broadcast for visitors to enjoy too.


Sheona White

White returns home after memorable southern hemisphere tour

August 20 • Horn star Sheona White has returned home after enjoying a memorable tour to Australia and New Zealand.


Middleton

Middleton youngsters enjoy fantastic musical trip to Disneyland Paris

August 20 • The young players of Middleton Youth Band certainly enjoyed their recent trip to perform at Disneyland Paris -and wouldn't mind returning again.


John Wallace

The Wallace connection set to explore exciting future with Tullis

August 18 • A new artistic ethos led by the celebrated trumpet player John Wallace CBE is set to unlock the musical potential of the Tullis Russell Mills Band.


Cory Band - Isle of Wight

Saturday 26 August • 159 Fairlee Rd, Newport P030 2EW


Black Dyke Band - Scarborough Spa

Saturday 26 August • Scarborough Spa South Bay Scarborough Y011 2HD


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Snape Maltings

Saturday 26 August • Snape Maltings, Snape IP17 1SR


Friary Guildford Brass Band -

Sunday 27 August • Godalming Bandstand, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1DY GU7 1DY


Friary Guildford Brass Band -

Wednesday 30 August • College Garden, Westminster Abbey, London SW1P 3PA SW1P 3PA


York Railway Institute Band

August 20 • Following a very successful recruitment campaign, York Railway Institute Band, MD Dr. David Lancaster, now have just the two vacancies for Tutti Cornet / Repiano Cornet and Second Cornet players.


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

August 19 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, baritone, euphonium and basses. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5. .


Stannington Brass Band

August 19 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section. Ambitious and sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to our current player leaving for music college we now require a Solo EEb bass player


David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator