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World Rankings: December update

Cory Band sits at the top as the 2011 contest season draws to a close.

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The Welsh band sits proudly at the top of the World of Brass — 4barsrest.com Rankings as the 2011 contest season draws to a close, but there have been significant movements within the top 20 following the Brass in Concert Championship and national events throughout Europe.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Foden's
4. Tredegar
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Fairey (Geneva)
7. Grimethorpe Colliery
8. Leyland
9. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
10. Manger Musikklag

We’ll be doing a full round-up before the end of the year, showing the movers and shakers of 2011 in greater detail, but for the moment, the other events taking place since the last update were:

Pogson Bray — won by Elland Silver
Australasian Open — won by Brisbane Excelsior
Australasian Entertainment Championship — won by Gunnedah Shire
Siddis — won by Eikanger-Bjørsvik
US Open — won by Fountain City
Borders Entertainment — won by Tullis Russell
SWBBA Torquay — won by Lanner and District
North Wales — won by Northop
Northern Open — won by Longridge
West Midlands BBA — won by Enderby
SEWBBA Blaenavon — won by Burry Port
Gloucester BBA — won by Lydbrook
Leicester Open — won by Sandhurst Silver
Wessex Open — won by Lydbrook
Northern Ireland Brass Band League — won by Downshire Brass
Scottish Open — won by Tongwynlais Temperance
Scottish Challenge Shield — won by Kirkintilloch Kelvin
Belgian National — won by Noord Limburgse
Danish National — won by Lyngby Taarbaek
Northern Ireland Championships — won by Laganvale (Metal Technology)
Dutch National — won by Brass Band Schoonhoven
Swedish National — won by Windcorp
Swiss National — won by Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisian

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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