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Rankings: July update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings sees Grimethorpe Colliery Band return to the top spot.

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After its impressive victory at last weekend’s English National Championships at which it secured a place in next year’s European Championships, Grimethorpe Colliery Band returns to the top of the World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings.

Among the highest climbers are Mount Charles, which celebrated an outstanding fourth place at Preston and St. Austell, which took victory in the Bugle Contest a fortnight ago, while Brass Band Limburg enters the top 200 following its victory in the Euro Brass Contest in Holland.

Top 10 bands

1. Grimethorpe Colliery
2. Cory
3. Black Dyke
4. Foden's Richardson
5. Brighouse and Rastrick
6. Brass Band Willebroek
7. Leyland
8. Desford Colliery
9. YBS
10. Tredegar

The other contests taking place since the last update are:

West Lothian Festival of Brass — won by Scottish Co-op
East Coast of Australia Championships — won by Waratah
Northern Zone Brass Festival — won by Townsville Brass
French Open — won by Brass Band Rijnmond
Battle of the Bands — won by Stannington

The next update will follow the British Open Championships in September, at which any one of the top four will have an opportunity to move into the top spot in the rankings.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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