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World Rankings: November Update

Cory cements its position at the number one band in the world following its victory at Brass in Concert a few weeks ago.

Cory Band on stage

 

The penultimate World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings of 2015 see Cory's seemingly unassailable position as the world's number one band reinforced following its outstanding victory at Brass in Concert a fortnight ago.

Cory now has the biggest lead (957 points) in rankings history and a tenth successive year at the top in 2016 already looks like a good possibility.

It has been a busy few months through out the banding world, with national championships taking place in Austria (won by Brass Band Oberoesterreich), Denmark (Lyngby Taarbaek), The Netherlands (Provinciale Brass Band Groningen), Northern Ireland (1st Old Boys Association Silver) and Sweden (Windcorp), plus two major entertainment contests in Norway (Stavanger) and the USA (Dublin Silver).

Other contests taking place since the last update:

Stanley Entertainment Contest — won by NASUWT Riverside Concert;
Truro Contest — won by Lanner and District;
Auckland BBA Contest — won by Dalewool Auckland Brass;
Pogson Bray — won by Slaithwaite;
Rochdale Festival of Brass — won by Blackburn and Darwen;
YHBBA Holmfirth Contest — won by Elland Silver;
Brass Factor — Wetherby — won by Kippax;
Borders Entertainment — won by St. Ronan's;
SWBBA Torquay — won by Aldbourne;
Brass Factor — Holmfirth — won by Besses o' th' Barn;
SEWBBA Merthyr Tydfil — won by Llwydcoed.

The next update will be at the end of the year, when we will reveal the biggest movers, up and down, of 2015.

Top 10 bands

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

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



Denis Wick

4BR Shop: 20% off Denis Wick 4B mouthpieces

January 22 • There is a great offer on at the 4BR Shop on the iconic Denis Wick 4B mouthpiece.


ibbss

Hancock joins IBBSS tutor team

January 21 • Black Dyke star Zoe Hancock has joined the world class team of tutors at the International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea.


Conductor

Seymour heads to Europe with top-six finish on his mind

January 21 • The experienced conductor Alan Seymour has taken the lead as the new MD of BMP Goodshaw Band with the aim of claiming a top-six finish at the North West Area.


Wigston

Wigston sponsorship link to provide community opportunities

January 21 • A new sponsorship link between Wigston Band and well known funeral directors G. Seller & Co. Ltd hopes to provide exciting musical opportunities for the local community.


Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 26 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess Of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 26 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Youth & The Cory Band

Saturday 27 January • Halifax Minster HX51 1 QL


Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

January 21 • We are a friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading. We look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, both front and back row, baritones and BBb bass..


Middleton Youth Band

January 21 • Training band musical director.. . Musical director required for our recently formed training band to start from February or as soon as possible.. Rehearsals are Mondays 5.45 -6.45pm and the first Saturday of the month 10 -11am


Northop Silver Band

January 21 • 2017 National Eisteddfod winners and Band Cymru semi-finalists are seeking applications for an assistant principle cornet, Bb Bass and a Baritone to help us fulfil our potential under our new MD John Doyle. . Easy travel links, located just off the A55.


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer