facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label

*
banner

World Rankings — August Update

World Champions Brass Band Willebroek seal top 6 spot with recent win in Kekrade.

Brass Band Willebroek
  Brass Band Willebroek celebrate their Kekrade win

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings see some significant moves, especially among continental bands, following the recent World Championships in Kerkrade.

Despite the title the contest isn't a full-blown representative 'world' event, so that, plus the absence of many of the top-ranked bands from around the world, accounts for the relative small number of ranking points on offer compared with the more established major events on the calendar.

The other events taking place since the last update were:

Ohio Brass Arts Festival — won by Dublin Silver;
Picnic in the Park — won by Houghton Brass;
Whiston Festival of Brass — won by Thoresby Colliery;
Shirebrook Entertainment Contest — won by Enderby;
French Open — won Reg Vardy;
Aalborg Music Festival — won by Lyngby-Taarbaek;
Ripon Cathedral Contest — won by Eagley;
Northern Counties Contest — won by Kingdom Brass;
Bugle Contest — won by Camborne Town.

Top 10 bands

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

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



Fodens

RNCM announces conducting link with Foden's

August 17 • The Royal Northern College of Music has announced an innovative conducting link to North West champion Foden's.


tuba

Superb tuba on hand at Band Supplies

August 17 • There is a superb fully refurbished 922 round stamp Boosey & Hawkes BBb tuba ready for a new home at Band Supplies Leeds.


Norwich

Ager to take helm at City of Norwich

August 17 • The experienced Mark Ager will take over the conducting lead of City of Norwich Band with Cheltenham on the horizon.


AUDIENCE

Judges announced for Brass Showcase event

August 17 • Four entertaining Scottish bands will have their efforts scrutinised by some fearless judges — and an audience — at Johnstone Town Hall later this month.


St Michael's Brass Band - We are playing in Middleton Town Centre.

Saturday 18 August • Middleton Gardens, Middleton. M244DF


Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

Sunday 19 August • Ibstock Showground. Pretoria Road. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE676LN


Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY


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


Elland Silver Band

August 17 • Are seeking a Repiano Cornet Player. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced or talented young player to join one of Yorkshire's progressive championship section bands.


Crewe Brass

August 17 • 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.


Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

August 16 • The Burnham and Highbridge Band has the following vacancies: Principal and 2nd Trombone, 2nd Euphonium and, Back Row Cornets.


Gary Davies


Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator