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Rankings: February/March update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings see no changes near the very top, with the Norwegian Championships representing the biggest event so far in 2008.

 

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Grimethorpe
3. Foden's Richardson
4. Black Dyke
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. YBS
7. Brass Band Willebroek
8. Scottish Co-op
9. Whitburn
10. The Fairey Band

Eikanger-Bjørsvik's fantastic victory in Bergen resulted in the band rising five places, and many of the other leading Norwegian bands have moved up considerably following the major event on the Nordic banding calendar.

The other events taking place since the last update were:

Butlins Mineworkers—won by Desford Colliery
Yeovil Entertainment Contest—won by PolySteel
Brass at the Guild—won by Pemberton Old Wigan JJB
Gloucestershire BBA Entertainment —won by Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda
NEMBBA Derby Contest—won by South Yorkshire Police
South Wales Miners Eisteddfod—won by Tredegar

The eight regional championships in the UK have just begun and they never fail to produce the type of thrills and spills that see bands rocketing up the table.

The next update will follow the last of these, the North of England Championships at the end of March.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS


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Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


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Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre. Hayfield. Marshfield SN14 8PG


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW


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Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


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February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.


The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

February 20 • Ever fancied moving to New Zealand? Waitakere Auckland Brass is looking for players to join their ranks. Our friendly band meets twice a week at our Auckland band room. We have an exciting year ahead so get in touch and find out more.


Duncan A. Beckley

BA, QTS, LTCL, FTCL, ARCM
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher