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World Rankings — October update

Plenty of movement in the rankings table following a busy month of contesting with Foden's up to fifth after their stunning win in London last weekend.

Foden's Band celebrating
  Foden's Band celebrate their London victory.

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings sees new National Champion band, Foden's, leap back into the top five after its famous victory in Kensington.

Brighouse and Rastrick, Grimethorpe and Fairey are the other upwardly mobile bands in the top ten, while Cory's place as the world's number one contesting band is secure for a remarkable 12th year in succession after it's Open victory and yet another impressive performance in London.

Oldham (Lees) (45), Middleton (143), Barnsley Brass (246) and Stamford (400) also enjoy significant rises after their respective 'National' wins.

The other ranking contests taking place since the last update were:

Exmouth Festival of Brass — won by Weston Brass;
Dr. Martin Wainstones Cup — won by Rainford;
Hardraw Scar — won by Wardle Anderson Brass;
Swiss Open — won by Brass Band Berner Oberland;
Bolsover Festival of Brass — won by Hepworth;
Queensland State Championships — won by South Brisbane Federal;
SCABA Autumn Contest — won by Friary Guildford;
Fife Charities — won by Kingdom Brass.

Top 10 bands

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

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



Austrain flag

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RNCM welcomes two new appointments

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Emley

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October 20 • Michelmersh Silver and Emley lead the way in the music and entertainment stakes in Oxfordshire.


Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ


St Albans City Band - Parmiters School

Saturday 20 October • Dagnall Street Baptist Church, 1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE


Watford Band - Watford Brass Band present Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 20 October • . St Paul's Church, Blandford Rd, St Albans AL14JPT AL14JPT


Woodfalls Band - Hampshire Cricket Board and Wellstead Community Ch

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, SO53 2GJ Chandler's Ford SO53 2GJ


South London Fellowship Band -

Saturday 20 October • The Salvation Army. Conway Street. Hove BN3 3LA


Johnstone Band

October 20 • Johnstone Band has vacancies for front and back row cornets, position negotiable depending on experience and fit.. An innovative, ambitious Championship Section band, we have a healthy programme of contests, workshops and concerts planned for 2018/19.


Amersham Band

October 19 • We have a vacancy for an experienced solo horn player, due to a work relocation. The band has recently secured 4th placing at the National Finals 1st Section and has a well-balanced diary of concerts, contests and other projects throughout the year.


Bedford Town Band

October 19 • Bedford Town Band (London and SC) has a vacancy for Percussionist. We are a friendly and ambitious and sociable band with a good diary of concerts and contests planned over the year.


Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator