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World Rankings: April update

Cory remain top of the pile despite losing its regional crown at Swansea last month.

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The latest update of the World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings sees two new entries in the top ten, with Tredegar Town celebrating three victories already in 2010 and Carlton Main Frickley Colliery underlining its recent excellent form with the runner-up spot at the Yorkshire Championships.

As ever, the regional championships in the UK have played a major part in the movements throughout the table

Top 10 Bands

1. Cory
2. Foden's
3. Black Dyke
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Leyland
7. Rothwell Temperance
8. Tredegar
9. Fairey (Geneva)
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

Other contests taking place since the last update were:

Butlins Mineworkers—won by Desford Colliery
Yeovil Entertainment Contest—won by Tredegar
Brass at the Guild—won by Blackburn and Darwen
GBBA Entertainment—won by Corus Port Talbot
Welsh Open—won by Tredegar
Fivemiletown Entertainment Contest—won by 1st Old Boys Silver
Norwegian Championships—won by Manger Musikklag
French Championships—won by Nord Pas de Calais

The next update will appear following the European Championships in Linz, where Cory Band will look to secure its first hat-trick in the event.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:


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Band Supplies

Great deals on offer from Band Supplies

March 23 • There are some brilliant ex-demo and second hand deals on at the moment from Band Supplies

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Black Dyke Band - Newtown (Powys)

Saturday 24 March • Theatre Hafren, Llanidloes Rd, Newtown SY16 4HU

Leyland Band - Annual Patrons' Concert

Sunday 25 March • Chorley Town Hall PR7 1DP

South London Fellowship Band - Royal Tunbridge Wells Songsters

Monday 26 March • The Salvation Army. Royal Tunbridge Wells Corps. Bayhall Road. Tunbridge Wells TN2 4UT

Foden's Band - Sandbach Town Hall - Heritage Launch

Tuesday 27 March • Sandbach Town Hall,High St, Sandbach CW11 1AX

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

March 24 • Our third section B Band are looking for Cornet and Trombone players. Rehearsals Friday's 7.00 - 8.15pm and Sunday mornings 10.00 - 12.15pm Based at Bailiff Bridge Brighouse. Our Saturday morning training band is also looking for players. All abilities.

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

March 24 • Second Section band we are looking for a 2nd Trombone and back row cornet. We have a busy concert calendar and a trip to Italy planned for August 2018. Based at Bailiff Bridge Brighouse.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 23 • REPIANO CORNET are you the right person for this seat, we have a sensible mix of concerts and contests with a Germany trip in 2019. Also a 5th place at the yorkshire areas in the 1st section we are looking to build on this for the future.

Stan Lippeatt

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor