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World Rankings: December update

Cory Band remains at the top of the latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings despite finishing in third place at the recent Brass in Concert Championship.

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Foden’s Band’s first victory at the event since 2000 takes it into second place, while Reg Vardy’s best run of form in the past few years sees the Durham-based band back in the top 15. Fountain City also makes a major mark, with its historic Scottish and US open victories, combined with an excellent performance at Brass in Concert taking it up 27 places.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Foden's
3. Black Dyke, Yorkshire
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Leyland, North West
7. Rothwell Temperance
8. Stavanger
9. Fairey
10. Desford Colliery

The final rankings of the year will include the recent national championships in Holland, Belgium and Switzerland.

The other contests taking place since the last update are:

Pontin's—won by Tongwynlais Temperance
Australasian Open—won by Kew Band Melbourne
Australasian Entertainment Championship—won by Gunnedah Shire
Nambour Festival of Brass—won by South Brisbane Federal
Borders Entertainment—won by Newtongrange Silver
US Open—won by Fountain City
Siddis—won by Eikanger Bjorsvik
SWBBA Torquay—won by St. Dennis
Wilkinson Northern Open—won by Hammonds Saltaire
Kippax Entertainment—won by EYMS
SEWBBA contest—won by Pontardulais
Durham County BBA—won by Westoe Brass
West Midlands BBA—won by Langley
Gloucester BBA—won by Lydbrook
North Wales BBA—won by Beaumaris
Scottish Shield —won by Campbeltown
Scottish Challenge Cup—won by Coalburn
Northern Ireland Championships—won by Laganvale

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



Brass in Concert

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Clackmannan

Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Sage

Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


hands

Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

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


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

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


Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.


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.


Chris Wormald

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