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World Rankings — June Update

The latest rankings update following the latest major contests in Blackpool and Kettering.

Whitburn Band
  Whitburn Band celebrate their recent Grand Shield victory in Blackpool.

There are no positional changes in the top ten of the latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings following the latest rounds of contests, with the most significant of these taking place in Blackpool and Kettering, where there were victories for Whitburn, Filton Concert Brass, Dalmellington and Milnrow, all of which have moved up the table accordingly.

The other contests taking place since the last update are:

Irish National Championships — won by Drogheda Brass;
Welsh League Merthyr Tydfil Contest — won by Llwydcoed;
Buxton Brass Band Festival — won by Haslingdon and Helmshore;
SCABA Entertainment — won by Otterbourne;
Holme Valley Contest — won by Hade Edge.

Top 10 bands
1. Cory
2. Brighouse and Rastrick
3. Black Dyke
4. Eikanger-Bjørsvik
5. Grimethorpe Colliery
6. Valaisia Brass Band
7. Tredegar
8. Brass Band Willebroek
9. Flowers
10. Fairey

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.


Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger