World Rankings / International

These rankings have been meticulously prepared and provide an accurate reflection of the merits of each band mentioned. For more information read how the rankings system works.


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Rankings as of 9-Jan-2016

Pos Band Region Points +/-
1 Cory Wales 1,835.22 -
2 Black Dyke Yorkshire 943.09 -
3 Brighouse and Rastrick Yorkshire 874.12 +1
4 Grimethorpe Colliery Yorkshire 871.65 -1
5 Tredegar Wales 595.64 -
6 Flowers West 542.96 -
7 Foden's North West 452.23 -
8 Fairey North West 414.89 -
9 Eikanger-Bjørsvik Norway 279.93 -
10 Burgermusik Luzern Switzerland 266.29 +1
11 Leyland North West 256.07 -1
12 Co-operative Funeralcare Scotland 233.26 -
13 Brass Band Willebroek Belgium 227.61 -
14 Whitburn Scotland 191.89 +2
15 Virtuosi GUS Midlands 190.71 -1
16 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Yorkshire 190.67 -1
17 Reg Vardy North 148.62 -
18 Rothwell Temperance Yorkshire 133.40 -
19 Woodfalls West 128.05 -
20 Stavanger Norway 101.59 -
21 Manger Musikklag Norway 93.57 -
22 Tongwynlais Temperance Wales 87.98 -
23 Brass Band Treize Etoiles Switzerland 85.83 +3
24 Camborne Town West 83.74 -1
25 Desford Colliery Midlands 76.79 -1
26 Hammonds Saltaire Yorkshire 75.25 -1
27 Brass Band Schoonhoven Netherlands 68.30 -
28 Buizingen Belgium 62.72 +8
29 Burry Port Town Wales 57.43 -1
30 Northop Wales 55.55 -1
31 Valaisia Brass Band Switzerland 52.36 +18
32 Kirkintilloch Scotland 50.38 +3
33 Zone One Brass London & SC 47.65 -3
34 Paris Brass Band France 45.76 -2
35 EYMS North 45.17 -4
36 Milnrow North West 44.70 -2
37 Friary Guildford London & SC 44.09 -4
38 Noord Limburgse Belgium 42.17 +7
39 Redbridge Brass London & SC 38.44 +1
40 Hepworth Yorkshire 34.40 -2
41 Marsden Silver Yorkshire 33.53 -4
42 Wingates North West 33.49 -3
43 Fountain City Brass Band USA 32.42 -2
44 City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Wales 32.36 -2
45 Wellington Brass New Zealand 31.63 -2
46 Goodwick Brass Wales 31.62 -2
47 Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan A Switzerland 30.49 +36
48 Kingdom Brass Scotland 29.11 -
49 Dalmellington Scotland 26.60 +56
50 Bon Accord Scotland 25.70 +25
51 Llwydcoed Wales 24.42 -4
52 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Yorkshire 24.16 -6
53 Brass Band Fribourg Switzerland 23.45 +3
54 Jaguar Land Rover Midlands 22.92 -3
55 Aldbourne West 22.78 -5
56 Brass Band Berneroberland Switzerland 22.41 +37
57 Tylorstown Wales 21.91 -5
58 Ashton-under-Lyne North West 21.12 -4
59 Nord-Pas-de-Calais France 20.94 -6
60 Filton Concert Brass West 20.55 -3
61 Windcorp Sweden 20.07 -2
62 Brisbane Excelsior Australia 20.02 -4
63 Lyngby Taarbaek Denmark 19.99 -3
64 Thoresby Colliery Midlands 19.77 -3
65 Seindorf Beaumaris Wales 19.52 -10
66 UNITE the Union (City of Sheffield) Yorkshire 19.42 -4
67 BTM Wales 18.53 -4
68 Ebbw Valley Brass Wales 18.43 -4
69 Wantage Silver 'A' London & SC 17.39 -4
70 Concord Denmark 16.26 -4
71 Oslo Brass Band Norway 15.55 -4
72 Bjørsvik Brass Norway 15.44 -4
73 Brass Band of Central Florida USA 14.97 -3
74 Pemberton Old Wigan DW North West 14.70 -5
75 Blackburn and Darwen North West 14.67 +3
76 Downshire Brass N. Ireland 14.10 +8
77 Atlantic Brass Band USA 13.65 -6
78 Mount Charles West 13.49 -6
79 Fishburn North 13.48 +22
80 1st Old Boys Association Silver N. Ireland 13.35 -3
81 Jaren Hornmusikkforening Norway 13.05 -8
82 City of Bradford Yorkshire 12.98 -8
83 Festival Brass Band Belgium 12.87 +24
84 NASUWT Riverside North 12.71 -5
85 Co-operative Funeralcare North West North West 12.60 -9
86 Dalewool Auckland Brass New Zealand 12.15 -6
87 Woolston Brass New Zealand 11.78 -6
88 Krohnengen Norway 11.61 -6
89 Brass Band Oberösterreich Austria 11.60 -4
90 Dublin Silver USA 11.24 -4
91 Brass Band Heist Belgium 10.93 +18
92 Brass Band Leieland Belgium 10.57 +72
93 Rainford North West 10.54 +1
94 Solna Brass Sweden 10.50 -7
95 Aveley and Newham London & SC 10.30 -
96 Skelmanthorpe Yorkshire 10.25 -8
97 Roberts Bakery North West 10.23 -8
98 Oldham Band (Lees) North West 10.11 -8
99 Provinciale Brassband Groningen Netherlands 9.84 -8
100 Bournemouth Concert West 9.29 -8
101 Austrian Brass Band - University of Graz Austria 9.00 -5
102 Newtongrange Silver Scotland 8.98 -
103 Brass Band Rijnmond Netherlands 8.79 -6
104 Princeton BB USA 8.48 -6
105 Gunnedah Shire Band Australia 8.35 -6
106 Derwent Brass Midlands 8.32 +8
107 Brass Band de Wâldsang Netherlands 8.31 -7
108 Newstead Brass Midlands 8.13 -5
109 Clackmannan District Scotland 8.09 -3
110 Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass Scotland 7.94 +5
111 Soli Brass Netherlands 7.54 -3
112 Bazuin-Oenkerk Netherlands 7.36 -2
113 Aarhus Denmark 7.30 -2
114 Ratby Co-operative Midlands 7.20 +5
115 Laganvale (Metal Technology) N. Ireland 7.18 +1
116 St. Dennis West 7.11 -4
117 Pontardulais Wales 7.09 -4
118 Unison Kinneil Scotland 7.04 +14
119 Sola Brass Band Norway 6.98 -15
120 Kidlington Concert London & SC 6.77 +30
121 Morecambe North West 6.74 -3
122 Felling North 6.73 -5
123 James Madison University USA 6.70 -3
124 Ensemble de Cuivres Mélodia Switzerland 6.68 +38
125 Strata Brass Yorkshire 6.65 -3
126 North Shore Brass New Zealand 6.63 -5
127 Amsterdam Brass Netherlands 6.56 -4
128 Betlehemskyrkans Brass Sweden 6.52 -4
129 Murley Silver N. Ireland 6.49 -4
130 Staffordshire Midlands 6.23 -2
131 Kleppe Musikklag Norway 6.12 -5
132 Chicago Brass Band USA 6.09 -5
133 Darebin City - Preston Band Australia 6.05 -4
134 Lydbrook West 5.82 -4
135 St Mary's Band Club Australia 5.81 -4
136 Parc and Dare Wales 5.52 -1
137 Silkeborg Blaeserne Denmark 5.51 -3
138 Verwood Concert Brass West 5.43 +16
139 Drogheda Brass Band Ireland 5.42 -3
140 Blaenavon Town Wales 5.40 -2
141 South Brisbane Federal Australia 5.30 -4
142 Deiniolen Wales 5.24 -3
143 Thundersley London & SC 5.16 +52
144 Brass Band Zele Belgium 5.15 +40
145 Eccles Borough North West 5.14 -2
146 Markham and District Wales 5.13 -4
147 Hade Edge Yorkshire 5.11 -6
148 St. Austell Town West 5.09 -8
149 Vernon Building Society Poynton North West 5.09 -5
150 Tertnes Brass Norway 4.99 -17
151 Lewis Merthyr Wales 4.96 -6
152 Johnstone Silver Scotland 4.95 New
153 Bo'ness and Carriden Scotland 4.83 +12
154 Drighlington Yorkshire 4.78 -8
155 Lourdes Brass Band Ireland 4.67 -8
156 Llanrug Wales 4.61 +13
157 Brass of the Potomac USA 4.36 -9
158 Enderby Midlands 4.33 -6
159 Molde Brass Band Norway 4.31 -10
160 Lanner and District Silver West 4.31 -9
161 Newmilns and Galston Scotland 4.29 -8
162 Roche Brass West 4.08 -6
163 Ila Brass Norway 4.02 -8
164 Canterbury Brass New Zealand 3.85 -7
165 Brass Band de Douai France 3.84 -7
166 FDF Christianshavn Brass Denmark 3.83 -7
167 Easington Colliery North 3.82 -7
168 Gota Brass Sweden 3.75 -7
169 Liberty Brass Band Ostschweiz Switzerland 3.75 New
170 Brassage France 3.71 -7
171 Staines Brass London & SC 3.52 -3
172 Elland Yorkshire 3.48 -6
173 Longridge North West 3.48 -6
174 Spal Automotive Sovereign Brass Midlands 3.40 -4
175 Uffes Blås Sweden 3.33 -4
176 Jackfield Elcock Reisen Midlands 3.33 -4
177 Strabane N. Ireland 3.32 +22
178 Medway London & SC 3.29 New
179 Aeolus France 3.24 -6
180 Blidworth Welfare Midlands 3.23 New
181 Bayerische Brassband Akademie (3BA) Germany 3.21 -6
182 Kew Band Melbourne Australia 3.19 -8
183 Musikkorpset Gjallarhorn Norway 3.09 -7
184 East London Brass London & SC 3.04 -6
185 Regent Brass London & SC 2.97 -5
186 Oslofjorde Brass Norway 2.97 -9
187 AW Parker (Drybrook) West 2.95 -6
188 Tyldesley North West 2.94 +1
189 Brisbane Brass 1 Australia 2.93 -10
190 Third Carrickfergus N. Ireland 2.91 New
191 Hebden Bridge Yorkshire 2.91 -9
192 Melingriffith 2 Wales 2.88 -7
193 Waitakere Auckland Brass New Zealand 2.87 -10
194 Foresters Brass 2000 Midlands 2.87 -6
195 Thomas Coaches Mid-Rhondda Wales 2.86 -8
196 Cwmaman Institute Wales 2.86 +1
197 Ascot Park Hotel of Invercargill New Zealand 2.83 -11
198 Brass Band Kortrijk Belgium 2.81 New
199 Slaithwaite Yorkshire 2.81 -9
200 Haslingden and Helmshore North West 2.81 -9

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