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World Rankings — May Update

Major changes throughout the rankings as Eikanger-Bjørsvik reach new heights following their emphatic win in Oostend.

Eikanger-Bjørsvik
  Eikanger-Bjørsvik celebrate their victory in Oostend

There are significant changes near the top of the latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings following the European Championships in Oostende, with the new champion Eikanger-Bjorsvik, runner-up Valaisia and fourth-placed Willebroek all now ensconced firmly within the top echelons of world banding.

Wins for Central Coast Brass at the Australian Championships and Brisbane Excelsior at the New Zealand equivalent see those two bands make significant strides, while 1st Old Boys and Lochgelly were successful in Northern Ireland and the Fife Festival respectively.

The next update will include the Spring Festival in Blackpool and the All-England Masters International in Kettering, so we can expect plenty of movement throughout the top 100.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Brighouse and Rastrick
3. Black Dyke
4. Eikanger-Bjørsvik
5. Grimethorpe Colliery
6. Valaisia Brass Band
7. Tredegar
8. Brass Band Willebroek
9. Flowers
10. Fairey

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



Andy Wareham

Wareham takes Tortuous route to Black Dyke

April 26 • Andrew Wareham, the composer behind the award winning 'Tarot! Tortuous Tarot!' is to take on the role of 'Young Composer in Residence' with Black Dyke.


Kirklees

Musical Gale force wins Kirklees Composition Competition

April 26 • Young composer Tom Gale wins the prestigious original composition award at the annual Kirklees Composition Competition at the University of Salford, with Jared McCunnie winning the new 'Best Arrangement' accolade.


aLAN fERNIE

Fernie to lead youth workshop

April 26 • The celebrated Scottish composer and arranger will be leading a great youth workshop day in County Durham next month — and you can be a part of it.


Whitburn

Whitburn ready to show their outrage!

April 26 • The Scottish champion will showcase its European Championship preparation before they head out to Utrecht


Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW


Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Wotton and District Silver Band - Tom Hutchinson

Saturday 28 April • St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7LS


Black Dyke Band - Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday 28 April • Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX


The Fairey Band - Pre-European Championships concert

Sunday 29 April • Glossop Old Bandroom. Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP SK13 8LP


Kippax Band

April 26 • Kippax Band. Require a Musical Director. Due to the work and family commitments of our current MD, Kippax Band are looking for a new Musical Director to take us forward.. We rehearse Monday and Thursday at our own bandroom in Kippax 8.00-10.00pm.


The Corsham Band

April 26 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

April 25 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR required to take the helm. With a 5th place in the 1st Section we are in a great position for promotion in 2019. Do you have the drive and ambition to help carry on with our progress and gain us championship status ? If so get in touch!!!


Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator