facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

World Rankings: October Update

Grimethorpe claims top 3 spot for the first time in six years following British Open success.

Grimethorpe celebrate their British Open win

 

The latest World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings see some significant changes following the British Open Championships and Section 1-4 National Finals.

Grimethorpe Colliery enters the top 3 for the first time in six years with its win in Birmingham, while Goodwick Brass moves into the top 50 after its win at Cheltenham, one of three Welsh successes that weekend.

The other contests held since the last update were:

Bugle Contest (omitted by error in last update) — won by Camborne Town;
Exmouth Festival of Brass — won by Pendennis Brass Falmouth;
Welsh Miners Welfare — won by Cinderford;
Dr. Martin Wainstones Cup — won by Reg Vardy;
SCABA Autumn Contest — won by Wantage Silver 'A';
NEMBBA Contest — won by Shirebrook Miners Welfare;
Swiss Open — won by Brass Band Treize Etoiles.

The next update will follow the National Final, at which Black Dyke and Grimethorpe Colliery will have the end-of-year number one spot in their sights, with Cory looking to secure a remarkable ninth successive year on top of the world following a very consistent 2015 so far.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Grimethorpe Colliery
4. Brighouse and Rastrick
5. Tredegar
6. Foden's
7. Flowers
8. Eikanger-Bjorsvik
9. Burgermusik Luzern
10. Fairey

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



Brass in Concert

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Clackmannan

Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Sage

Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


hands

Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor