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World Rankings: April Update

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery moves back into the top ten following its victory at Bradford.

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

 

The updated World of Brass — 4barsrest.com show no positional changes in the top seven, but the usual whirlwind of activity below that following the 2015 Regional Championships.

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery moves back into the top ten following its victory at Bradford, Rothwell's third place sees it back in the top 20 for the first time in almost two years, while the new Scottish Champion Whitburn’s 13th place in the table is its highest ranking since 2008.

Fountain City's victory at the North American Championships sees it move up 15 places, and Morecambe Brass is the highest new entry into the top 200 following its fifth place at Blackpool.

Other contests taking place since the last update were:

NEMBBA Contest — won by Strata Brass
Northern Ireland Brass in Concert — won by 1st Old Boys Silver.

The next update will follow the European Championships, where Black Dyke will look to make up lost ground on Cory as the Welsh band hopes to extend its rankings dominance for a remarkable ninth successive year.

Top 10 bands

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

To view all the ranked bands, go to:
www.4barsrest.com/­rankings/­default.asp



British Open

No change to minor test-piece cuts at British Open

August 19 • The small performance amendments to the British Open test-piece 'A Brussels Requiem' remain — with agreement of the composer.


Fodens

RNCM announces conducting link with Foden's

August 17 • The Royal Northern College of Music has announced an innovative conducting link to North West champion Foden's.


tuba

Superb tuba on hand at Band Supplies

August 17 • There is a superb fully refurbished 922 round stamp Boosey & Hawkes BBb tuba ready for a new home at Band Supplies Leeds.


Norwich

Ager to take helm at City of Norwich

August 17 • The experienced Mark Ager will take over the conducting lead of City of Norwich Band with Cheltenham on the horizon.


Thundersley Brass Band - Visit the Vulcan - Open Day

Sunday 19 August • London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS26YU


Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

Sunday 19 August • Ibstock Showground. Pretoria Road. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE676LN


Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY


Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA


Witney Town Band

August 19 • A friendly 4th section band based in West Oxfordshire require Front row cornet, Second Horn and Percussion. We rehearse from 7:30 - 9.30pm pm every Tuesday at Witney Methodist Church, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG.


Elland Silver Band

August 17 • Are seeking a Repiano Cornet Player. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced or talented young player to join one of Yorkshire's progressive championship section bands.


Crewe Brass

August 17 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator