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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:

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



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Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

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


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist