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Rankings: January/February update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings see few changes near the very top following the first leg of the contest season.

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Stavanger is the only band in the top ten to move up, despite its disappointing result at the Norwegian Championships, but Eikanger-Bjørsvik makes a welcome return to the top 20 following its second successive win in Bergen, while Oslo Brass moves up a whopping 141 places after its surprise second place.

The other contests taking place since the last update are:

French Championships—won by Nord Pas de Calais
Butlins Mineworkers—won by Redbridge
Yeovil Entertainment Contest—won by Flowers
Brass at the Guild—won by Pemberton Old Wigan JJB
Welsh Open—won by BTM
NEMBBA Derby Contest—won by Silk Brass

The next update will follow the Regional Championships in the UK. Please note that these rankings do not include the North West Regional Championships in Blackpool.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



fODEN'S

Foden's to make it 17 in a row in Armagh

January 23 • Foden's Band will visit Armagh for a seventeenth time next month — and more and more people are enjoying their visits.


unibrass

UniBrass offers extra attractions for youth

January 23 • There will be plenty of additional attractions at the forthcoming UniBrass Championships in Harrogate.


Black Dyke

Young explorers sign up for Black Dyke heritage

January 23 • 90 young explorers have signed up to gain a nationally recognised arts award qualification through the innovative Black Dyke Heritage Centre project.


Cory

Cory in line for another domestic honour

January 23 • Cory's unprecedented success could well see them granted the freedom of the Rhondda...


Regent Hall Concerts - Zone One Brass

Friday 27 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Festival of Brass 2017

Friday 27 January • 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD


Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Festival of Brass

Saturday 28 January • Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD


Cory Band - RNCM Festival of Brass

Sunday 29 January • RNCM Manchester. 124 Oxford Rd M13 9RD


Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight

Sunday 29 January • Greendale Rd, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62


Stannington Brass Band

January 23 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, and now 1st section. Ambitious, sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to changing work and personal circumstances we require: EEb bass or BBb bass. Current players flexible


Skelmanthorpe Band.

January 22 • Skelmanthorpe Band (Butlins 1st Section winners 2017), under the direction of Jim Davies, require a Solo Euphonium and 2nd Trombone player to complete our ranks ahead of the Yorkshire Area and Spring Festival contests.


The City of Wolverhampton Brass Band

January 22 • To complete our line up for the area contest in March, and the following concert season, we are looking for 2nd horn, 2nd trombone, a 2nd and a 3rd cornet.


Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist