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World Rankings — September update

British Open champions Cory extend their lead at the top of the rankings following their stunning win in Birmingham last weekend.

Philip Harper
  Philip Harper leading Cory to the 2019 British Open title

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings see Cory Band extend its lead even further following yet another success at last weekend's British Open Championships.

Black Dyke's recent return to form sees it back in second place for the first time in three years, while Desford Colliery's fourth place at Birmingham sees it rise to its highest placing in nine years.

In addition to ensuring that it will end the year at the top of the rankings for the 13th successive time, Cory's lead is such that it is difficult to envisage any band overtaking it in 2020.

Also upwardly-mobile are New Zealand champion Wellington Brass and Aldbourne (now in its highest ever position), while the other contests taking place since the last update were:

DCBBA Picnic in the Park Contest — won by GT Group Peterlee;
Shirebrook Entertainment Contest — won by Enderby;
Welsh National Eisteddfod — won by Llwydcoed;
Dr. Martin Wainstones Cup — won by Reg Vardy.

Top 10 bands


1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Valaisia Brass Band
4. Brighouse and Rastrick
5. Eikanger-Bjørsvik
6. Foden's
7. Paris Brass Band
8. Tredegar
9. Brass Band Willebroek
10. Fairey

To view all rankings go to:
www.4barsrest.com/rankings

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Regional

2020 Regional test-pieces revealed

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Cheltenham

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Centaur

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September 15 • Uppermill tame the Viking challenge to claim the National title in Cheltenham


Centair

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

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Black Dyke Band - Swiss Open Gala Concert

Saturday 21 September • Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6005


The GUS Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 21 September • Holy Trinity Church, . Squires Hill, . Rothwell, . Northamptonshire NN14 6BQ


Foden's Band - St Andrew's Church, Penrith

Saturday 21 September • St Andrews Place, Rowan House, CA11 7XZ


Enderby Youth Band - Mike Fowles, directing a Youth training weekend

Saturday 21 September • Lutterworth College. Bitteswell Road . Lutterworth LE17 4EW


Drighlington Band -

Saturday 21 September • Drighlington Methodist Church BD11 1EL


Bollington Brass Band

September 17 • Bass Trombone, Front/Back row Cornet and percussionist (kit)required to replace players leaving for University. We will be playing in the North West 1st section next year and have a sensible and varied job programme.


Stannington Brass Band

September 16 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests


Dobcross Silver Band

September 15 • Dobcross Silver Band invite applications for the following competent players. . . . Bb BASS, FRONT ROW CORNET, BASS TROMBONE. . . This is an exciting time for the band. There is a new 'buzz' about the place as we go from strength to strength


Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


               

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