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World Rankings — December update

Masterful Cory dominate rankings with recent win at Brass in Concert.

Cory Band
  Cory celebrating following their recent victory at Brass in Concert.

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings see Cory Band post yet another record score following its victory at the Brass in Concert Championships, completing an historic contesting year in which it has also won the European, British Open and National titles.

The other contests held since the last update are:

Siddis — won by Eikanger-Bjørsvik;
US Open — won by Fountain City;
Borders Entertainment — won by Bathgate;
YHBBA Holmfirth Contest — won by Hade Edge;
SWBBA Torquay — won by Verwood Concert Brass;
Scottish Challenge Shield — won by J36;
Leicestershire BBA — won by Derwent Brass;
Gloucester BBA — won by Forest of Dean Brass;
SEWBBA Merthyr Tydfil — won by Tylorstown;
North Wales BBA — won by Deiniolen;
Austrian National — won by Brass Band Oberøsterreich;
Danish National — won by Concord;
Swedish National — won by Solna Brass;
Swiss National — won by Valaisia Brass Band;
Belgian National — won by Brass Band Buizingen;
Scottish Open — won by Whitburn.

Top 10 bands

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

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

British Open

Brass band heritage comes alive deep in the Forest of Dean

August 21 • 4BR recently visited the Dean Heritage Centre in the historic Forest of Dean to enjoy their brass band heritage weekend.


Scottish Youth looks towards 2019

August 21 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is already looking towards 2019 with its trio of National Youth Bands.


Masters research requires player input

August 21 • A Masters student conducting research on the differences in performance anxiety and coping strategies of brass band players requires assistance


Legacy makes its mark around the world

August 21 • Tom Davoren's NHS 70th anniversary work, 'Legacy' has now been downloaded over 400 times to be performed all around the world

Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY

The Fairey Band - Pre-British Open concert

Sunday 2 September • Glossop Bandroom. Derby St, Glossop SK13 8LP SK13 8LP

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

St Pinnock Brass Band - SCRYFA & Minack in "The Third Light"

Monday 10 September • The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance,. Cornwall TR19 6JU

wantage silver band

August 21 • Oxfordshire based (L&SC 2nd Section), Wantage Concert Brass are looking to recruit a new principal cornet. They have a busy schedule of diverse engagements and contests and is keen to secure an ambitious player to lead the cornet section.

Matlock Band

August 21 • Matlock Band (4th section 2019) Has vacancies for brass and percussion players. Under our new Musical Director Chris Banks, we are re-building the band to hit the ground running in 2019. Key positions available include Soprano Cornet and Flugel.

Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band

August 20 • Shirebrook Band (1st section) under our new MD Jim Henson are currently seeking a Bb Bass and 2nd Baritone. Join the Shirebrook Team with our successful concerts and rewarding contest appearances.

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor