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World Rankings: Late May update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings show few changes of position near the top following May's busy month of contesting.

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The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings show few changes of position near the top following May's busy month of contesting.

Foden's moves closer to Grimethorpe in second place following its impressive victory at the All-England Masters International Championship, while Rothwell Temperance's Grand Shield win helps the Yorkshire Champion move within touching distance of a top-ten place.

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 events taking place since the last update were:

Senior Cup—won by Marsden Silver (Ossett Brewery)
Senior Trophy—won by United Co-op Milnrow
Otley Entertainment contest—won by York Railway Institute
Buxton Brass Band Festival—won by Enderby
East Anglia BBA—won by Ipswich And Norwich Co-op
Ebbw Vale—won by BTM
Weston Super Mare—won by Abergavenny
SCABA — Crawley—won by Friary Guildford
German National Championships—won by 3BA Brass.

The next update will follow the English National Championships in Preston, where England’s top bands will fight it out for a place in next year's European Championships in Austria.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

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


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 25 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Newstead Brass -

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


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

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


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.


Blidworth Welfare Band

November 21 • The Blidworth Welfare band, Midlands Championship section, require a 2nd cornet player to join our friendly but ambitious and hardworking band. A good programme of concerts, recordings and contests will provide an enjoyable challenge.


Blidworth Welfare Band

November 21 • The Blidworth Welfare band, Midlands Championship section, require a principal cornet player to join our friendly but ambitious and hardworking band. . A good programme of concerts, recordings and contests will provide an enjoyable challenge.


Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor