facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us

*
banner

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/

Support us for less than a cup of coffee...

4BR wants to ensure that the brass band movement remains vibrant and relevant. We also want to be able to question, challenge and critically examine those who run and play in it, producing high quality journalism that informs as well as entertains our readers.

So if like us you value a strong, independent perspective on the brass band world - then why not consider becoming a supporter and help make our future and that of a burgeoning brass band movement more secure.

So one less cappuccino then?

Support us    



Registry

No registration border between Wales and England

December 11 • Clear border roads ahead as the Welsh Brass Band Registry merges with the Brass Band Players Registry from 1st January to guarantee no future ambiguity in relation to cross-border transfers.


Odlham

Double-sided Christmas telly treat for Oldham Band (Lees)

December 11 • The First Section National Champions to appear on both BBC1 and ITV on Christmas Day...


Ford

Foden's link up with Ford for double festive treat

December 11 • National Champions to link up with big-band singer Matt Ford for a double dose of festive music making close to home.


Katrina and Helen

Marzella and Varley hope to build on strong Saxhorn foundations

December 11 • Katrina Marzella and Helen Varley will host a second 'Saxhorn Fest' event in February next year — hoping to build on the success of the first with added features and attractions.


Black Dyke Band - Queensbury Parish Church

Thursday 13 December • West End, Queensbury, West Yorkshire, BD13 2AD,


Woodfalls Band - Christmas Charity Concert with the Woodfalls Band

Friday 14 December • Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey SO51 8EL


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 14 December • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Newstead Brass - Christmas at the Proms

Friday 14 December • Woodborough Village Hall, Lingwood Lane, Nottingham NG14 6DX


Enderby Band - Hinckley Rock Choir

Friday 14 December • Salvation Army Hall. Lancaster Road. Hinckley. Leicestershire LE10 0AW


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band

December 11 • L&SC 2nd Section Regional Champions have a cornet vacancy, ideally front row. We rehearse on Thursday evening in Lewes with extra Tuesdays before concerts and contests. Good balance of concerts and contests and varied social activities too.


Chinnor Silver

December 11 • New year why not a new band.. We are looking for SOPRANO AND FLUGELHORN players to help us continue our improvement in the 2nd section.. Good book of concerts and contests planned ,rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.


London Central Fellowship Band

December 11 • Vacancy on Flugal, Bb Bass, Percussion. LCFB is a welcoming SA Band. We rehearse fortnightly on Wednesday evening, with a healthy concert diary. Recent highlights include concerts in Sweden, a CD recording, and working with soloists such as Tom Nielsen.


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer