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World Rankings: October Update 2

London victory secures top spot for Cory for the ninth consective year.

Cory Band celebrating their Nationals success

 

Cory Band's outstanding victory at last weekend's National Brass Band Championships Final at the Royal Albert Hall ensured that it will be top of the World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings for a remarkable ninth successive year in 2015 — a run stretching back to 2007. The victory rounds off yet another remarkable year of success for the Welsh, with four out of the five UK National titles going to the Principality.

Also flying high this time are Camborne Town, up 25 places after an excellent sixth place in London, and Zone One Brass, which climbs to an all-time high position of 31 following its seventh-placed finish.

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

Fife Charities — won by Kingdom Brass;
Welsh League — won by Goodwick,
Bolsover Festival of Brass — won by EYMS.

The next update will follow the Brass in Concert Championship in November, which will also the results of some of the continental national championships taking place as the battle for slots in next year's European Championships heats up.

Top 10 bands:

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

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



Brass in Concert

Report & Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • Eikanger claim a historic 'Grand Slam' and reveal the ambition to claim even more success after winning the Brass in Concert title in a style a bit like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra...


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.


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

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


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 25 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

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


The Corsham Band

November 21 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.


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.


Kevin Wadsworth


Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)