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World Rankings: April update

Cory remain top of the pile despite losing its regional crown at Swansea last month.

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The latest update of the World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings sees two new entries in the top ten, with Tredegar Town celebrating three victories already in 2010 and Carlton Main Frickley Colliery underlining its recent excellent form with the runner-up spot at the Yorkshire Championships.

As ever, the regional championships in the UK have played a major part in the movements throughout the table

Top 10 Bands

1. Cory
2. Foden's
3. Black Dyke
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Leyland
7. Rothwell Temperance
8. Tredegar
9. Fairey (Geneva)
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

Other contests taking place since the last update were:

Butlins Mineworkers—won by Desford Colliery
Yeovil Entertainment Contest—won by Tredegar
Brass at the Guild—won by Blackburn and Darwen
GBBA Entertainment—won by Corus Port Talbot
Welsh Open—won by Tredegar
Fivemiletown Entertainment Contest—won by 1st Old Boys Silver
Norwegian Championships—won by Manger Musikklag
French Championships—won by Nord Pas de Calais

The next update will appear following the European Championships in Linz, where Cory Band will look to secure its first hat-trick in the event.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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BA, QTS, LTCL, FTCL, ARCM
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher