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World Rankings — December update

Masterful Cory dominate rankings with recent win at Brass in Concert.

Cory Band
  Cory celebrating following their recent victory at Brass in Concert.

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings see Cory Band post yet another record score following its victory at the Brass in Concert Championships, completing an historic contesting year in which it has also won the European, British Open and National titles.

The other contests held since the last update are:

Siddis — won by Eikanger-Bjørsvik;
US Open — won by Fountain City;
Borders Entertainment — won by Bathgate;
YHBBA Holmfirth Contest — won by Hade Edge;
SWBBA Torquay — won by Verwood Concert Brass;
Scottish Challenge Shield — won by J36;
Leicestershire BBA — won by Derwent Brass;
Gloucester BBA — won by Forest of Dean Brass;
SEWBBA Merthyr Tydfil — won by Tylorstown;
North Wales BBA — won by Deiniolen;
Austrian National — won by Brass Band Oberøsterreich;
Danish National — won by Concord;
Swedish National — won by Solna Brass;
Swiss National — won by Valaisia Brass Band;
Belgian National — won by Brass Band Buizingen;
Scottish Open — won by Whitburn.

Top 10 bands

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

To view all the ranked bands, go to:


Brass Bands England to help lead support of a nation's thanks

February 23 • Brass Bands England will help promote 'Battles Over' — a unique commemoration of the end of the First World War, 100 years to the day the guns finally fell silent.

David King

National Champions look for Odyssey repeat

February 23 • Brighouse & Rastrick will be opening their doors for a sneak preview of their 'Odyssey' preparations.


Strata build Regional hopes on new foundations

February 23 • Strata Brass will head to Huddersfield next weekend with a number of new signings in the ranks.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

February 23 • More great music from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire banding

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact

The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

Paul Andrews

Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff