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World Rankings: June/July update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings show some significant movements following the English National Championships at Preston last weekend.

Cory band logo

 

Cory remains a long way ahead, but Foden’s Band’s consistency in recent months sees the British Open, North West and ‘Masters’ champion move into second spot.

Black Dyke’s victory takes it closer to a top-three place, and Leyland, Fairey and Hepworth (Cookson Homes) are the other significant movers, while Kirkintilloch moves back into the top 20 after its win at the West Lothian Festival last week.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Foden's
3. Grimethorpe Colliery
4. Black Dyke
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Leyland
7. Stavanger
8. Fairey
9. Brass Band Treize Etoiles
10. Eikanger-Bjørsvik

Other contests taking place since the last update are:

Northern Counties BBA—won by Kirkintilloch Kelvin
Queensland Championships—won by Brisbane Excelsior
West Lothian Festival of Brass—won by Kirkintilloch
Bendigo Eisteddfod—won by Boroondara Brass
French Open—won by Brass Band Rijnmond
Eurobrass—won by Brass Band Buizingen
Bugle Contest—won by Camborne Town

The next update will follow the British Open Championships in September.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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David Frame


Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor