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World Rankings — December update

Lots of movement in the rankings following Brass in Concert and plenty of other contests but it's hats off to Carlton Main who jump eight places to secure a top ten spot to end 2018.

Hats off to Carlton Main - Brass in Concert 2018
  It's hats off to Carlton Main who jump eight places to secure a top ten spot to end 2018.

The latest Band Supplies 4barsrest Rankings see a flurry of activity in a month in which National events have been held throughout Europe, as well as the Brass in Concert Championship, at which Cory further cemented its place as the number one band for yet another year.

Valaisia (Switzerland), Willebroek (Belgium), Brass Band Oberösterreich (Austria), Gota (Sweden) and Concord (Denmark) are all celebrating qualification for next year's European Championships and will look forward to adding to their current totals in the new year.

The other events taking place since the last update were:

Scottish Open — won by Whitburn;
Borders Entertainment — won by Annan Town;
YHBBA Contest — won by Westoe;
Scottish Challenge Shield — won by Kingdom Brass;
Leicestershire BBA — won by Ratby Co-operative;
SWBBA Torquay — won by Camborne Town;
SEWBBA Cardiff contest — won by Llwydcoed;
Northern Ireland Brass Band League Festival of Brass — won by Laganvale.

Top 10 bands

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

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

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National Finals

2019 National Finalists confirmed

March 18 • The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now complete following the last round of 2019 Regional contests on the weekend.


Tewit

Results: 2019 North of England Regional Championships

March 16 • East Yorkshire Motor Services, J36 Brass, North Skelton, Bearpark & Esh and Tewit Silver claim the honours in Durham


Chichester

Results: 2019 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships

March 16 • Friary, Amersham, Epsom & Ewell, Chichester City and Simon Langton Brass take the spoils at Stevenage.


Taff Vale

Results: 2019 Welsh Regional Championships

March 16 • Tredegar lead the way in Wales as they claim Championship title, with section awards going to Goodwick, Newport Borough, Taff Vale and Gwaun Cae Gurwen


Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 21 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 22 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 22 March • Seal Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 2JT SK7 2JT


Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall

Saturday 23 March • The Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, Bolton BL1 2AS


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Newtown, Powys

Saturday 23 March • The Hafren Theatre, Newtown, Powys SY16 4HU


Tongwynlais Temperance Band

March 18 • Due to player relocation, The Tongwynlais Temperance Band are searching for a PRINCIPAL CORNET to lead its hard-working cornet section. The ideal candidate will be a strong individual performer, reliable and committed, leading by example.


Enderby Band

March 18 • Current Midlands Regional Champions, Championship Section in 2020, National Finalists 2018 and 2019 and Bolsover 1st Section Champions require SOLO TROMBONE and BBb BASS. We are hard working and sociable and are looking for like-minded players to join us.


Bedford Town Band

March 18 • Bedford Town Band (London and SC, 2nd section, having just qualified for the National Finals in Cheltenham) have a vacancy for a Soprano Cornet. We are a friendly, ambitious and sociable band with a range of concerts and contests planned.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator