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World Rankings: October Update 2

London victory secures top spot for Cory for the ninth consective year.

Cory Band celebrating their Nationals success

 

Cory Band's outstanding victory at last weekend's National Brass Band Championships Final at the Royal Albert Hall ensured that it will be top of the World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings for a remarkable ninth successive year in 2015 — a run stretching back to 2007. The victory rounds off yet another remarkable year of success for the Welsh, with four out of the five UK National titles going to the Principality.

Also flying high this time are Camborne Town, up 25 places after an excellent sixth place in London, and Zone One Brass, which climbs to an all-time high position of 31 following its seventh-placed finish.

The other ranking contests taking place since the last update are:

Fife Charities — won by Kingdom Brass;
Welsh League — won by Goodwick,
Bolsover Festival of Brass — won by EYMS.

The next update will follow the Brass in Concert Championship in November, which will also the results of some of the continental national championships taking place as the battle for slots in next year's European Championships heats up.

Top 10 bands:

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Brighouse and Rastrick
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
5. Tredegar
6. Foden's
7. Fairey
8. Flowers
9. Eikanger-Bjorsvik
10. Burgermusik Luzern

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



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.


AUDIENCE

Judges announced for Brass Showcase event

August 17 • Four entertaining Scottish bands will have their efforts scrutinised by some fearless judges — and an audience — at Johnstone Town Hall later this month.


St Michael's Brass Band - We are playing in Middleton Town Centre.

Saturday 18 August • Middleton Gardens, Middleton. M244DF


Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

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


Thundersley Brass Band - Visit the Vulcan - Open Day

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


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


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.


Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

August 16 • The Burnham and Highbridge Band has the following vacancies: Principal and 2nd Trombone, 2nd Euphonium and, Back Row Cornets.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger