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World Rankings — December update

Masterful Cory dominate rankings with recent win at Brass in Concert.

Cory Band
  Cory celebrating following their recent victory at Brass in Concert.

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings see Cory Band post yet another record score following its victory at the Brass in Concert Championships, completing an historic contesting year in which it has also won the European, British Open and National titles.

The other contests held since the last update are:

Siddis — won by Eikanger-Bjørsvik;
US Open — won by Fountain City;
Borders Entertainment — won by Bathgate;
YHBBA Holmfirth Contest — won by Hade Edge;
SWBBA Torquay — won by Verwood Concert Brass;
Scottish Challenge Shield — won by J36;
Leicestershire BBA — won by Derwent Brass;
Gloucester BBA — won by Forest of Dean Brass;
SEWBBA Merthyr Tydfil — won by Tylorstown;
North Wales BBA — won by Deiniolen;
Austrian National — won by Brass Band Oberøsterreich;
Danish National — won by Concord;
Swedish National — won by Solna Brass;
Swiss National — won by Valaisia Brass Band;
Belgian National — won by Brass Band Buizingen;
Scottish Open — won by Whitburn.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Brighouse and Rastrick
3. Black Dyke
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
5. Fairey
6. Flowers
7. Tredegar
8. Foden's
9. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
10. Brass Band Willebroek

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



Kippax

Tighe takes the helm at Kippax

August 20 • The vastly experienced Stephen Tighe takes on the MD role at Kippax Band.


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

August 20 • More great brass band music from Phillip Hunt


Childrens Band

The Brass Show: The National Childrens Band of Great Britain

August 19 • The Brass Show headed to Repton School to enjoy the music making from the National Childrens Band of Great Britain under Director of Music Prof Nicholas Childs


British Open

No change to minor test-piece cuts at British Open

August 19 • The small performance amendments to the British Open test-piece 'A Brussels Requiem' remain — with agreement of the composer.


Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY


The Fairey Band - Pre-British Open concert

Sunday 2 September • Glossop Bandroom. Derby St, Glossop SK13 8LP SK13 8LP


Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA


St Pinnock Brass Band - SCRYFA & Minack in "The Third Light"

Monday 10 September • The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance,. Cornwall TR19 6JU


Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band

August 20 • Shirebrook Band (1st section) under our new MD Jim Henson are currently seeking a Bb Bass and 2nd Baritone. Join the Shirebrook Team with our successful concerts and rewarding contest appearances.


Blidworth Welfare Band

August 20 • *PERCUSSIONIST* A great opportunity has arisen for a percussion player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will join the band at an exciting time in its development.


Blidworth Welfare Band

August 20 • *2nd/3rd CORNET* A great opportunity has arisen for a back row cornet player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will join the band at an exciting time in its development.


Stephen Tighe

ARCM, LDBBA, (Dip)PFS.
Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger