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World Rankings — December update

All-time high for Eikanger-Bjørsvik following their victory at Brass in Concert last month.

Eikanger-Bjørsvik
  Eikanger-Bjørsvik celebrating their recent win at Brass in Concert

A busy month throughout the world of brass band contesting has resulted in considerable movement throughout the Band Supplies — British Bandsman Rankings.

Eikanger-Bjørsvik's historic victory at Brass in Concert sees it move to an all-time high number three. Despite a relatively disappointing 2018 Cory remains well ahead of the pack and looks set to stay there at least until September next year, but who knows what might be ahead for the leading bands in 2018?

The other ranking contests held since the last update were:

Swiss National — won by Valaisia;
Belgian National — won by Willebroek;
Scottish Open — won by Whitburn;
Danis National — won by Concord;
Swedish National — won by Gota;
NWABBA Rochdale Contest — won by Milnrow;
Siddis Brass — won by Eikanger-Bjørsvik;
YHBBA Contest — won by Skelmanthorpe, ;
Borders Entertainment — won by Jedforest Instrumental;
SWBBA Torquay — won by Camborne Town;
Scottish Challenge Shield — won by Clackmannan District;
US Open — won by Atlantic Brass Band;
Queen's University Festival of Brass — won by 1st Old Boys Silver;
Welsh League Merthyr Tydfil Contest — won by Tongwynlais Temperance;
Leicestershire BBA — won by Wantage Silver 'A';
North Wales BBA Rally — won by Northop;
Gloucester BBA — won by Forest of Dean Brass.

Top 10 bands

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

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



Yamaha Neo

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Flowers Cheer

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 14 • Flowers bloom again in Skegness as David Childs leads them to Butlins title.


Butlins

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Youth Section & Junior Ensemble

January 14 • It's Butlins joy for 3BA Brass and Shirland as they take the Youth and Junior titles in Skegness


Eccles Borough — Butlins 2108

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

January 13 • Butlins titles and big money payouts for Eccles Borough, Haydock, Hoover Bolton and Stamford Brass as the 2018 contesting year gets underway in Skegness.


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

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


Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

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


The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

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


Milnrow Band

January 17 • *PRINCIPAL TROMBONE*. The Milnrow Band has a vacancy for Principal trombone.. Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.


Milnrow Band

January 17 • *Cornet Vacancies* Due to maternity leave and work commitments, The Milnrow Band has immediate vacancies for 2 FIRST CLASS CORNET PLAYERS (positions negotiable). Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.


Rhyl Silver Band

January 16 • Rhyl Silver Training Band seeks players in all sections but particularly cornets, trombones and basses. All ages and abilities accepted in this easy going friendly band.. . We rehearse Fridays 6.00 - 7.30pm in our purpose built premises.


James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor