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World Rankings: June/July update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings show some significant movements following the English National Championships at Preston last weekend.

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Cory remains a long way ahead, but Foden’s Band’s consistency in recent months sees the British Open, North West and ‘Masters’ champion move into second spot.

Black Dyke’s victory takes it closer to a top-three place, and Leyland, Fairey and Hepworth (Cookson Homes) are the other significant movers, while Kirkintilloch moves back into the top 20 after its win at the West Lothian Festival last week.

Top 10 bands

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

Other contests taking place since the last update are:

Northern Counties BBA—won by Kirkintilloch Kelvin
Queensland Championships—won by Brisbane Excelsior
West Lothian Festival of Brass—won by Kirkintilloch
Bendigo Eisteddfod—won by Boroondara Brass
French Open—won by Brass Band Rijnmond
Eurobrass—won by Brass Band Buizingen
Bugle Contest—won by Camborne Town

The next update will follow the British Open Championships in September.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

www.4barsrest.com/­rankings/­default.asp



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Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


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Saturday 25 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


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


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Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


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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.


Blidworth Welfare Band

November 21 • The Blidworth Welfare band, Midlands Championship section, require a 2nd cornet player to join our friendly but ambitious and hardworking band. A good programme of concerts, recordings and contests will provide an enjoyable challenge.


Blidworth Welfare Band

November 21 • The Blidworth Welfare band, Midlands Championship section, require a principal cornet player to join our friendly but ambitious and hardworking band. . A good programme of concerts, recordings and contests will provide an enjoyable challenge.


David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator