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World Rankings: June Update

Masters win for Tredegar gives Wales the top two spots for the first time ever.

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The latest World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings see Tredegar rise to an all-time high second position following its latest chapter in its phenomenal tale of success at the All-England Masters International last weekend, giving Wales the top two spots for the first time ever.

Further high-flyers include Reg Vardy and Kirkintilloch, up 7 and 16 places respectively following their successes at the Spring Festival, while Marsden Silver moves up 21 places as its recent good contesting form continues. Aldbourne, another band that enjoyed its weekend in Blackpool, is the highest new entry into the top 200 at 143.


Top 10 Bands

1. Cory
2. Tredegar
3. Foden's
4. Black Dyke
5. Fairey (Geneva)
6. Grimethorpe Colliery
7. Brighouse and Rastrick
8. Manger Musikklag
9. Eikanger-Bjørsvik
10. Rothwell Temperance

The other contests held since the last update are:

Grenland Festival — won by Eikanger-Bjørsvik
SEWBBA Ebbw Vale Contest — won by Abergavenny
East Anglia BBA — won by Cawston
Cornish Brass Band Championships — won by St. Keverne
Weston-super Mare — won by Sandhurst Silver
French Open — won by Brass Band Willebroek
SCABA — Crawley — won by East London Brass

The next update will follow the English National Championships at the end of June, when Foden’s, Black Dyke, Fairey and Brighouse and Rastrick will all be hoping to make a dent in the current Welsh domination.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

www.4barsrest.com/­rankings/­default.asp



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