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World Rankings — November Update

Cory hit record rankings total following their recent Albert Hall triumph in London.

Cory Band
  Cory's recent success in London helps secure record rankings total.

The November update of the Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings sees Cory band posting the highest total since the rankings began in 2001, following yet another outstanding success at the Royal Albert Hall.

Cory is already certain to finish top of the rankings at the end of 2016, a remarkable ten years on top of the world. Its current lead also means that it is fairly likely that it will remain in the same position 12 months later!

The other contests held since the last update were:

Bolsover Festival of Brass — won by Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel;
Welsh League Fishguard Contest — won by Tongwynlais Temperance;
Oxfordshire BBA — won by Michelmersh Silver;
Pogson Bray Trust — won by Slaithwaite;
NWABBA Rochdale Contest — won by Milnrow;
Northern Ireland Championships — won by Laganvale;
Wychavon Festival — won by Eccles Borough;
Italian National Championships — won by Italian Brass Band.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Brighouse & Rastrick
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
5. Fairey
6. Tredegar
7. Flowers
8. Foden's
9. Brass Band Willebroek
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

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



Fodens

RNCM announces conducting link with Foden's

August 17 • The Royal Northern College of Music has announced an innovative conducting link to North West champion Foden's.


tuba

Superb tuba on hand at Band Supplies

August 17 • There is a superb fully refurbished 922 round stamp Boosey & Hawkes BBb tuba ready for a new home at Band Supplies Leeds.


Norwich

Ager to take helm at City of Norwich

August 17 • The experienced Mark Ager will take over the conducting lead of City of Norwich Band with Cheltenham on the horizon.


AUDIENCE

Judges announced for Brass Showcase event

August 17 • Four entertaining Scottish bands will have their efforts scrutinised by some fearless judges — and an audience — at Johnstone Town Hall later this month.


St Michael's Brass Band - We are playing in Middleton Town Centre.

Saturday 18 August • Middleton Gardens, Middleton. M244DF


Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

Sunday 19 August • Ibstock Showground. Pretoria Road. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE676LN


Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY


Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA


Elland Silver Band

August 17 • Are seeking a Repiano Cornet Player. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced or talented young player to join one of Yorkshire's progressive championship section bands.


Crewe Brass

August 17 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.


Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

August 16 • The Burnham and Highbridge Band has the following vacancies: Principal and 2nd Trombone, 2nd Euphonium and, Back Row Cornets.


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher