facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label

*
banner

World Rankings — May Update

Major changes throughout the rankings as Eikanger-Bjørsvik reach new heights following their emphatic win in Oostend.

Eikanger-Bjørsvik
  Eikanger-Bjørsvik celebrate their victory in Oostend

There are significant changes near the top of the latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings following the European Championships in Oostende, with the new champion Eikanger-Bjorsvik, runner-up Valaisia and fourth-placed Willebroek all now ensconced firmly within the top echelons of world banding.

Wins for Central Coast Brass at the Australian Championships and Brisbane Excelsior at the New Zealand equivalent see those two bands make significant strides, while 1st Old Boys and Lochgelly were successful in Northern Ireland and the Fife Festival respectively.

The next update will include the Spring Festival in Blackpool and the All-England Masters International in Kettering, so we can expect plenty of movement throughout the top 100.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Brighouse and Rastrick
3. Black Dyke
4. Eikanger-Bjørsvik
5. Grimethorpe Colliery
6. Valaisia Brass Band
7. Tredegar
8. Brass Band Willebroek
9. Flowers
10. Fairey

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



British Open

No change to minor test-piece cuts at British Open

August 19 • The small performance amendments to the British Open test-piece 'A Brussels Requiem' remain — with agreement of the composer.


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.


Thundersley Brass Band - Visit the Vulcan - Open Day

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


Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

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


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


Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA


Witney Town Band

August 19 • A friendly 4th section band based in West Oxfordshire require Front row cornet, Second Horn and Percussion. We rehearse from 7:30 - 9.30pm pm every Tuesday at Witney Methodist Church, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG.


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.


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator