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Rankings update — June

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest Rankings show changes throughout the top 200 following a busy few months of contesting across the banding world.

Rothwell MD David Roberts
  Rothwell MD David Roberts holding the Grand Shield.

Cory's dominance continues following yet another memorable victory at the European Championships, while Rothwell Temperance breaks back into the top 20 for the first time in seven years following its Grand Shield victory in Blackpool, where City of Bradford and Unite the Union also celebrated on the Golden Mile.

Other contests held since the last update were:

EBBC Challenge Section — won by Brass Band Regensburg
NABBA Championships — won by Fountain City
Holme Valley Contest — won by Hepworth
BBLNI Spring Festival — won by Laganvale
Flemish Open — won by Hauts de France
Fife Brass Band Festival — won by Whitburn

Top 10 bands

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

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

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Cross

Death of Brian Bowen

October 5 • The death has been announced of Brian Bowen, the former Bandmaster of the New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army.


Tivoli

Dutch National line-ups completed

October 5 • The line-up of bands, test-pieces and now judges has been confirmed for the forthcoming Dutch National Championships in Utrecht.


Stevenage

2023 London & SC Area adjudicators announced

October 5 • The adjudication panel for the 2023 London & Southern Counties Area Championships have been announced.


Brighouse

Brighouse have their cake and eat it...

October 5 • Sometimes it's very nice to eat your words...


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Royal Hall Harrogate

Friday 7 October • Ripon Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SY


Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 7 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


Watford Band - Watford Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 8 October • St Lawrence Church, High Street, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire WD5 0AS


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Hull Minster

Saturday 8 October • South Church Side Hull HU1 1RR


Boarshurst Silver Band - Hebden Bridge Band

Sunday 9 October • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW


Boarshurst Silver Band

October 4 • Boarshurst Silver Band are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, BASS TROMBONE, Bb BASS to complete our friendly team. We are based in Saddleworth and rehearse 8-10pm Monday and Thursday at our own bandroom (with bar).


Mereside Brass

October 3 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events


Thundersley Brass Band

October 2 • Thundersley Brass are inviting applicants for: PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM & BBb BASS to complete our line-up for upcoming concerts this year and contests next year. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly top level brass band in the L&SC area


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator


               

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