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World Rankings — November update

Brighouse close the gap at the top following their victory in London whilst runners-up Tredegar are back in the top 5.

Brighouse & Rastrick
  Brighouse & Rastrick celebrating their recent win in London.

Despite a third consecutive third place this year, Cory remains at the top of the Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings after the recent National Final, with Brighouse and Rastrick now its closest suitor following its tenth victory at the Royal Albert Hall since 1946.

Tredegar's impressive runner-up position takes the Welsh band back into the top five, while City of Bradford and Redbridge also make significant leaps up the rankings following their excellent performances in London.

The other ranking contests taking place since the last update were:

Austrian National — won by Fröschl Hall;
Northern Ireland Championships — won by 1st Old Boys;
Dutch National — won by de Wâldsang;
West Wales BBA — won by Goodwick;
Queensland State Championships — won by Brisbane Excelsior;
Pogson Bray — won by East Riding of Yorkshire;
Wychavon Festival — won by Llwydcoed.

The next update will include the results from Brass in Concert plus national events in Belgium, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland amongst others, so look out for a few changes throughout the top 100.

Top 10 bands

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

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



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Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ


Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX


Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

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The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL


The Fairey Band -

Sunday 21 January • The Hawth Theatre. Hawth Avenue. Crawley. RH10 6YZ RH106YZ


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January 20 • We are looking for a Tenor and Bass Trombone plus 1st Baritone. All other positions are always welcome.. Under MD Geoff Hawley we have a sensible mix of concerts and a few contests per year. . Rehearsals Thursday and Sunday evenings just off M1 J25/26.


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

January 19 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, baritone and basses. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


Shipston Town band

January 18 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4


Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor