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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/



bRASS AT THE gUILD hALL

Brass at Guild opens entry doors

October 16 • The popular early season contest at Preston's Guild Hall will be welcoming bands once again — with a choice of test-pieces, generous prizes funds and that extra qualification incentive to get on the British Open ladder...


Brass BANDS eNGLAND

BBE enjoys Cheltenham numbers boost

October 16 • Brass Bands England has reported a significant boost to membership numbers following their proactive approach to meeting new and existing bands at the recent Cheltenham National Finals.


Brisbane

Report & Results: 2018 New South Wales BBA

October 15 • Warringah Concert Brass retains its New South Wales State title.


Last Post Home

Brighouse to sound Last Post Home

October 15 • Brighouse & Rastrick has linked up with Honley Male Voice Choir to help commemorate the end of the First World War


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park - Christmas Open Evening

Thursday 18 October • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN DE13 9RN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ


Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

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


Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

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


Silver Spectrum Wind Band

October 16 • Sheffield based adult community wind band in Crookes. We welcomed several new brass players this term but still have vacancies for Trumpets/Cornets, Horns (Tenor or French) and a confident first Trombone. We also have vacancies for some wind instruments.


Crewe Brass

October 16 • 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.


Prospect Brass - Skelmanthorpe

October 16 • FLUGEL . Under MD Duncan Beckley, Prospect Brass are on the look out for a FLUGEL player. Rehearsals are Mon/Fri 7-9pm in our very own bandroom which is within easy reach of Huddersfield & Wakefield.


Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger