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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/

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