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World Rankings — December update

All-time high for Eikanger-Bjørsvik following their victory at Brass in Concert last month.

Eikanger-Bjørsvik
  Eikanger-Bjørsvik celebrating their recent win at Brass in Concert

A busy month throughout the world of brass band contesting has resulted in considerable movement throughout the Band Supplies — British Bandsman Rankings.

Eikanger-Bjørsvik's historic victory at Brass in Concert sees it move to an all-time high number three. Despite a relatively disappointing 2018 Cory remains well ahead of the pack and looks set to stay there at least until September next year, but who knows what might be ahead for the leading bands in 2018?

The other ranking contests held since the last update were:

Swiss National — won by Valaisia;
Belgian National — won by Willebroek;
Scottish Open — won by Whitburn;
Danis National — won by Concord;
Swedish National — won by Gota;
NWABBA Rochdale Contest — won by Milnrow;
Siddis Brass — won by Eikanger-Bjørsvik;
YHBBA Contest — won by Skelmanthorpe, ;
Borders Entertainment — won by Jedforest Instrumental;
SWBBA Torquay — won by Camborne Town;
Scottish Challenge Shield — won by Clackmannan District;
US Open — won by Atlantic Brass Band;
Queen's University Festival of Brass — won by 1st Old Boys Silver;
Welsh League Merthyr Tydfil Contest — won by Tongwynlais Temperance;
Leicestershire BBA — won by Wantage Silver 'A';
North Wales BBA Rally — won by Northop;
Gloucester BBA — won by Forest of Dean Brass.

Top 10 bands

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

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



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FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher