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World Rankings — November Update

Cory hit record rankings total following their recent Albert Hall triumph in London.

Cory Band
  Cory's recent success in London helps secure record rankings total.

The November update of the Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings sees Cory band posting the highest total since the rankings began in 2001, following yet another outstanding success at the Royal Albert Hall.

Cory is already certain to finish top of the rankings at the end of 2016, a remarkable ten years on top of the world. Its current lead also means that it is fairly likely that it will remain in the same position 12 months later!

The other contests held since the last update were:

Bolsover Festival of Brass — won by Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel;
Welsh League Fishguard Contest — won by Tongwynlais Temperance;
Oxfordshire BBA — won by Michelmersh Silver;
Pogson Bray Trust — won by Slaithwaite;
NWABBA Rochdale Contest — won by Milnrow;
Northern Ireland Championships — won by Laganvale;
Wychavon Festival — won by Eccles Borough;
Italian National Championships — won by Italian Brass Band.

Top 10 bands

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

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



Alchemy

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May 22 • Cory will feature three exciting and varied new works competing for the prestigious RWCMD Cory Composition Prize — as well as a bit of musical ascetic alchemy inspired by the mystical Hermes Trismegistus...


British Open

2018 British Open is sold out

May 22 • There is no room left at Symphony Hall for the 166th British Open Championship — so you will need to by lucky with any returns to the box office.


Whit Friday

BrassPass.tv to live-stream Whit Friday from Delph

May 22 • There will be the chance to enjoy the Whit Friday action from Delph on Friday thanks to BrassPass.tv


Wardle

Brass Bands England seeks consultation on National Youth Championships

May 22 • BBE seeks consultation over future structure and development of the National Youth Championships of Great Britain.


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


Walsall Brass Band

May 22 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are also looking for more Cornet players front or back row. Anyone who is interested please contact Roger.


Walsall Brass Band

May 22 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for a Euphonium player and a Drummer to join them. We rehearse once a week in Walsall which is a Staffordshire / West Midlands border town.


The Corsham Band

May 22 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator