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Rankings: December update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings see Cory Band back at the top following the Welsh band’s win at Brass in Concert.

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Stavanger’s second place at that event takes it to an all-time high for a Norwegian band of seventh place, while its compatriot, Manger Musikklag, is among the highest climbers following its victory at the Siddis entertainment contest.

Top 10 bands:

1. Cory
2. Grimethorpe Colliery
3. Foden's
4. Black Dyke
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Leyland
7. Stavanger
8. Fairey
9. Brass Band Willebroek
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

November has been a busy month for banding all over the world. Other contests being held since the last update were:

Tasmania Championships — won by Glenorchy City
Fleetwood Contest — won by Bactiguard Wire Brass
SCABA Folkestone — won by Friary Guildford
Gloucester BBA — won by Lydbrook
Pontin’s — won by Sovereign Brass
Australasian Open — won by Woolston Brass
Australasian Entertainment Championship — won by Woolston Brass
Borders Entertainment — won by Johnstone Silver
Malton Entertainment — won by Yorkshire Co-op
US Open — won by Fountain City
Kippax Entertainment — won by EYMS
Wilkinson Northern Open — won by Freckleton
SWBBA Torquay — won by Milton Keynes Brass
Leicester BBA — won by Ratby Co-op
Treorchy Contest — won by BTM
Blue Lake City Festival — won by Kew Band Melbourne
West Midlands BBA — won by Phoenix West Midlands
Scottish Shield / Challenge Cup — won by Kirkintilloch Kelvin
Scottish Challenge Cup — won by Dalkeith and Monktonhall
Scottish Open — won by Scottish Co-op
Swiss Championships — won by Treize Etoiles
Dutch Championships — won by Brass Band Rijnmond
Belgian Championships — won by Festival Brass Band
Danish Championships — won by Lyngby Taarbaek
Northern Ireland Championships — won by Murley Silver
Swedish Championships — won by Stockholm Brass

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA


Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW


Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR


Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY


Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc


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


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger