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World Rankings — October Update

Cory's emphatic victory at the British Open consolidates it's position at the top of the rankings as Willebroek return to the top 10.

Cory Band
  Cory Band celebrating their emphatic victory at this year's British Open

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings have few positional changes at the very top following the recent British Open Championships, but Cory's victory sees the Welsh giant consolidate its position to the point where a tenth successive end-of-year number one spot is assured.

Brass Band Willebroek's excellent showing sees the multiple Belgian and European champion move back into the top ten. There were also significant moves for the successful bands at the National Finals in Cheltenham and the next update in November will, of course, include the result of the National Final in London.

The other contests taking place since the last update were:

Victoria State Championships — won by Darebin City Brass;
Land O' Burns — won by Co-operative Funeralcare;
Exmouth Festival of Brass — won by South West Communications;
Dr. Martin Wainstones Cup — won by Co-operative Funeralcare;
Hardraw Scar — won by Elland Silver;
New South Wales Championships — won by Central Coast Brass;
NEDDC Entertainment Contest — won by Shirebrook Miners Welfare;
SCABA Autumn Contest — won by Wantage Silver 'A';
Swiss Open — won by Ensemble de Cuivres Valasian;
Fife Charities — won by Bon Accord Silver.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Brighouse and Rastrick
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
5. Tredegar
6. Flowers
7. Brass Band Willebroek
8. Foden's
9. Fairey
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

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



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Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA


Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW


Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR


Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY


Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc


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.


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor