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World Rankings: July update

No change at the top but Fairey return to the top ten.

Fairey Band

 

Fairey (Geneva) Band makes a dramatic return to the top ten in the latest World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings following its victory at the recent English National Brass Band Championships at Preston, the Stockport-based band’s first major win since the 2003 National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall.

Top 10 bands

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

Other upwardly-mobile bands are Reg Vardy and Skelmanthorpe, which both performed well at Preston, and Whitburn and Kingdom Brass, following their appearances in the Final of the West Lothian Festival.

The other ranking contests held since the last update were:

Brass in Ripon — won by North Skelton
French Open — won by Brass Band Rijnmond
Eurobrass — won by Provincial Brass Band Groningen
Queensland Championships — won by Brisbane Brass
Battle of the Bands — won by Dronfield
Bugle Contest — won by Camborne Town

Note that results for the recent New Zealand Championships are not included in this latest rankings release.

The next update will follow September’s British Open Championships, at which 14 of the current top-20 bands will be trying to make an impression on the Defending Champion’s massive lead in the rankings.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



Brighouse presentation

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April 26 • Band Supplies now has a stock of instruments owned and played by Brighouse & Rastrick Band at brilliant second hand prices.


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Brighouse hopes Prestige rubs off in Oostende

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New top man at Rothwell Temperance

April 26 • Jon Hammond take over the principal cornet role at one of Yorkshire's top bands.


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 27 April • St Alfege Church . Greenwich Church Street. London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ


Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Friday 28 April • Kursall Concert Hall, Kursaal-Westhelling 12, 8400 Ostende, Belgium 84000


Jackfield Band -

Friday 28 April • Memorial Hall, Near Shrewsbury,. Lyth Hill Rd, . Bayston Hill, . Shrewsbury SY3 0DR


The Fairey Band - Dave Haslam (Hacienda DJ)

Friday 28 April • Harris Museum & Gallery. Market Square. Preston PR12PP


Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Saturday 29 April • Kursaal-Westhelling 12, 8400 Oostende, Belgium 84000


York Railway Institute Band

April 26 • 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 West, East and South of York, so lifts are possible..


Deepcar Brass Band

April 26 • Deepcar Brass Band are looking for solo cornets and Bb bass to join their friendly team. We rehearse 7.15pm - 9.15pm Monday and Friday evenings in Deepcar and have a healthy calendar of concerts and contests throughout the year.


Stannington Brass Band

April 26 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section. Ambitious, sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to current player leaving for music college we require a Solo EEb bass player. Also required a 3rd percussion player


Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher