The first 4barsrest.com — World of Brass Rankings update of 2013 sees little change at the very top, but significant below that following the French and Norwegian national championships, where Eikanger-Bjørsvik and Paris Brass Band retained their respective titles.
Top 10 bands 1. Cory 2. Foden's 3. Black Dyke 4. Brighouse and Rastrick 5. Tredegar 6. Fairey 7. Leyland 8. Grimethorpe Colliery 9. Eikanger-Bjørsvik 10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
The other ranking contests held since the last update were:
Butlins Mineworkers — won by Virtuosi GUS
Yeovil Entertainment Contest — won by Flowers
Brass at the Guild — won by Oldham (Lees)
Durham County BBA — won by Durham Miners Association
Gloucester BBA — won by Abergavenny
Welsh Open — won by Tredegar
NEMBBA Contest — won by Silk Brass
The next update will follow the regional championships, which kick off this weekend, with over 500 UK bands fighting for places at the Finals in September and October.
To view all the ranked bands, go to: