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World Rankings — August Update

World Champions Brass Band Willebroek seal top 6 spot with recent win in Kekrade.

Brass Band Willebroek
  Brass Band Willebroek celebrate their Kekrade win

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings see some significant moves, especially among continental bands, following the recent World Championships in Kerkrade.

Despite the title the contest isn't a full-blown representative 'world' event, so that, plus the absence of many of the top-ranked bands from around the world, accounts for the relative small number of ranking points on offer compared with the more established major events on the calendar.

The other events taking place since the last update were:

Ohio Brass Arts Festival — won by Dublin Silver;
Picnic in the Park — won by Houghton Brass;
Whiston Festival of Brass — won by Thoresby Colliery;
Shirebrook Entertainment Contest — won by Enderby;
French Open — won Reg Vardy;
Aalborg Music Festival — won by Lyngby-Taarbaek;
Ripon Cathedral Contest — won by Eagley;
Northern Counties Contest — won by Kingdom Brass;
Bugle Contest — won by Camborne Town.

Top 10 bands

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

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



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Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


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November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced BBb Bass player to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Hitchin Band

November 21 • Due to a re-shuffle in our cornet section we are now looking for a REPIANO or FRONT ROW cornet player. We are a busy band currently at the top of the 1st section in the London and Southern Counties area. We rehearse Mon + Thurs - 7.45-9.45pm.


Paul Andrews


Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff