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World Rankings: Late May update

The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings show few changes of position near the top following May's busy month of contesting.

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The latest World of Brass—4barsrest Rankings show few changes of position near the top following May's busy month of contesting.

Foden's moves closer to Grimethorpe in second place following its impressive victory at the All-England Masters International Championship, while Rothwell Temperance's Grand Shield win helps the Yorkshire Champion move within touching distance of a top-ten place.

Top 10 bands

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

Other events taking place since the last update were:

Senior Cup—won by Marsden Silver (Ossett Brewery)
Senior Trophy—won by United Co-op Milnrow
Otley Entertainment contest—won by York Railway Institute
Buxton Brass Band Festival—won by Enderby
East Anglia BBA—won by Ipswich And Norwich Co-op
Ebbw Vale—won by BTM
Weston Super Mare—won by Abergavenny
SCABA — Crawley—won by Friary Guildford
German National Championships—won by 3BA Brass.

The next update will follow the English National Championships in Preston, where England’s top bands will fight it out for a place in next year's European Championships in Austria.

To view all the ranked bands, go to:

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



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