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World Rankings: February update

Flowers blooming with early contest season success.

Flowers Band

 

The first update of the World of Brass — 4barsrest.com for 2016 shows quite a few changes near the top of the table following the Butlin's Mineworkers, French and Norwegian national championships in the past few weeks. Flowers, Paris Brass Band and Eikanger-Bjorsvik all enjoyed early season success and will look to build upon their victories later in the contesting year.

The other contests taking place since the last update were:

Brass at the Guild — won by Hepworth;
Durham County BBA — won by Easington Colliery;
Welsh Open — won by Filton Concert Brass.

March is by far the busiest month of the contesting year, with almost 500 bands taking part in regional contests throughout the UK, so we can expect to see plenty of changes over the next few weeks.

Top 10 bands

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

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



Brooke

Brooke's Barmy Army on the march again

May 20 • Make sure you support an inspirational young woman and an equally inspirational cause as they perform on a 10k course through Manchester on a very hot day today!


Spem

Tredegar to give world premiere of Tallis masterpiece

May 19 • Tredegar Band will give the world premiere of a brass band arrangement of 'Spem in Alium' amid the splendour of Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff this evening.


Rath

Keep an eye out for the troms in Windsor today...

May 19 • If you are glued to the set then see if you can pick out the troms of The Band of the Irish Guards — playing on their shiny new Rath Instruments


Flowers

Kapitol sets out the cathedral Flowers

May 19 • Flowers Band will be presenting the first of a series of Cathedral Concerts in Gloucester this evening — with music for all the family (the Royals included).


Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 22 May • 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. NN16 8JU


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400


Enderby Band

May 21 • Enderby Band - National Finalists - Midlands 1st section. Are looking to appoint a new Musical Director. We're a hard-working sociable band and are looking for a dynamic & inspiring MD to continue the band's development towards the National Finals & beyond


Knottingley Silver Band

May 21 • Solo or 2nd trombone, a front or back row cornet and a Bb bass (positions negotiable) are needed at Knottingley Silver to complete the lineup. We have a decent calendar without being too heavy going. We also have a great social side away from band.


Witney Town Band

May 19 • Witney Town Band in West Oxfordshire require Tenor horn, Bass and percussion


David W. Ashworth

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