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World Rankings: May update

Latest World of Brass—4barsrest.com World Rankings following last weekend's European Championships.

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Cory Band consolidates its position as the number one band in the World of Brass—4barsrest.com World Rankings following the retention of its European Championship title in Ostend last weekend.

Outstanding placings in Ostend by Brass Band Treize Etoiles from Switzerland and Eikanger-Bjørsvik from Norway see both breaking into the top ten for the first time and, with four overseas bands now occupying top-12 positions, the leading Continental bands now appear to be stronger than ever.

Top 10 bands

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

Other contests taking place since the last update were:

Australian Championships—won by Gunnedah Shire Band
New Zealand Championships—won by Woolston Brass
North American Championships—won by Fountain City Brass
Irish Championships—won by Drogheda Brass
Tameside Open—won by Ashton-under-Lyne
Northern Ireland Brass Band League—won by 1st Old Boys Silver
SCABA Spring Contest—won by Friary Guildford
Holme Valley Contest—won by Skelmanthorpe
Fife Festival of Brass—won by Clackmannan District Brass

The next update will follow the All-England Masters International in Cambridge at the end of May.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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


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November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced BBb Bass player to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Hitchin Band

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.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer