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Rankings: YBS head 2004 final rankings

Professor David King and his YBS not only took awards from our readers, they also finished the year top of the 4BR World Rankings as well.

David King


Yorkshire Building Society finish 2004 at the top of the 4BR World Rankings with Scottish Co-op and Reg Vardy (Ever Ready) the only upwardly mobile top ten bands since the last update. Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) move ten places to 15 after their terrific victory in the Scottish Open and Freckleton’s fine showing their moves them up 25 placed to 33.

The Belgian, Swiss, French and Dutch Championships have all taken place since the previous update and bands from these countries have all made significant moves up the table, with Brass Band Rijnmond the highest new entry in the top 200 following their victory in the Dutch Championships. Rijnmond will also have a great chance pick up some serious points when they compete on home ground in the European Championships.

The other events that have taken place since the last update are:-

Leicester BBA—won by Priory Guildford
Wilkinson Open—won by Haydock
Manchester District Open—won by Thoresby Colliery
West Midlands BBA—won by Langley
Northumberland BBA Entertainment—BHK(U.K.) Ltd. Horden
Gloucestershire BBA—won by Derwent Brass

The next update will be in early January along with some exciting developments for the rankings.

To view the rankings, go to:

Yamaha Neo

Interview with Yamaha on the new Neo euphonium launch

January 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Jeremy Smith of Yamaha to find out more about the launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium.

Flowers Cheer

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 14 • Flowers bloom again in Skegness as David Childs leads them to Butlins title.


Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Youth Section & Junior Ensemble

January 14 • It's Butlins joy for 3BA Brass and Shirland as they take the Youth and Junior titles in Skegness

Eccles Borough — Butlins 2108

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

January 13 • Butlins titles and big money payouts for Eccles Borough, Haydock, Hoover Bolton and Stamford Brass as the 2018 contesting year gets underway in Skegness.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

Milnrow Band

January 17 • *PRINCIPAL TROMBONE*. The Milnrow Band has a vacancy for Principal trombone.. Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.

Milnrow Band

January 17 • *Cornet Vacancies* Due to maternity leave and work commitments, The Milnrow Band has immediate vacancies for 2 FIRST CLASS CORNET PLAYERS (positions negotiable). Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.

Rhyl Silver Band

January 16 • Rhyl Silver Training Band seeks players in all sections but particularly cornets, trombones and basses. All ages and abilities accepted in this easy going friendly band.. . We rehearse Fridays 6.00 - 7.30pm in our purpose built premises.

Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger