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World Rankings — February update

Virtuosi GUS's win at Butlins sees the Midlands-based band march in to top 10.

GUS celebrate Butlins win
  GUS players celebrate their recent Butlins victory

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings reveal a few changes throughout following the first salvos of the 2017 contest season at Butlins and Brass at the Guild. Virtuosi GUS's victory at the former sees the Midlands-based band occupy its highest position since the Rankings began in 2001.

This month will see national events take place in France and Norway, and with the Regional events around the UK just around the corner we can be sure of plenty of movement in the coming months.

Top 10 bands

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

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



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Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer