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World Rankings: October update

Cory Band remains well ahead of the chasing pack in the World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings, despite missing out on its bid for a historic 'grand slam' in London last weekend.

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Cory Band remains well ahead of the chasing pack in the World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings, despite missing out on its bid for a historic 'grand slam' in London last weekend.

Black Dyke’s 22nd victory at the ‘National’ takes it up to the number two spot, while Rothwell Temperance rises to number seven in what has been a remarkable year so far for the Yorkshire band.

Victories at Harrogate by Tongwynlais (36th), City of Cardiff (107th), Brunel Brass (240th) and St. Breward (327th) all had significant effects for these aspiring bands, while the highest new entry is Barton Town in 81st place after its second prize in the 1st Section.

Top 10 Bands

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Foden's
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Leyland
7. Rothwell Temperance
8. Brass Band Treize Etoiles
9. Stavanger
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

The other contests taking place since the last update were:

Dronfield Contest—won by Stannington
Hardraw Scar—won by Harrogate
Wychavon—won by Tredegar
Swiss Open—won by Burgermusik Luzern
Fleetwood Contest—won by Freckleton
Bolsover Contest—won by Ratby Co-op
Fife Charities—won by Dalmellington
Burry Port—won by Cwmaman Institute
SCABA Folkestone—won by Friary Guildford

Note that the Pontins and Australasian Open results will be included within the next release.

The next update will follow the Brass in Concert Championship, at which Cory will look to extend its lead before year’s contest season ends.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:



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Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer