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Tredegar Band

World Rankings — April update

April 14, 2020
The latest update of the Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings sees considerable change throughout the table following the busy contest season.


Alan Withington

World Rankings — February update

February 22, 2020
The first Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings of 2020 see considerable movement in the top 20 following a busy start to the contesting year.


Cory Band

Rankings update: 2019 round-up

January 03, 2020
Time to reflect on who were the biggest winners and losers over the past 12 months in a year where once again Cory dominated the contest stage.


Cory Band

World Rankings — November update

November 28, 2019
Cory set new rankings record as they round out 2019 with yet another victory at Brass in Concert.


Cory Band

World Rankings — October update

October 14, 2019
Cory cement unassailable lead at the top of the rankings following their Nationals victory in London last weekend.


Philip Harper

World Rankings — September update

September 12, 2019
British Open champions Cory extend their lead at the top of the rankings following their stunning win in Birmingham last weekend.


Cory Band

World Rankings — June update

June 27, 2019
UK Band of the Year win sees Cory secure an unassailable position at the top of the rankings.


Paris Brass Band

World Rankings — May update

May 18, 2019
Following the recent European Championships in Montreux, no less than five European bands occupy top 10 ranking spots with Paris Brass Band up to fifth after their heroics in Montreux.


Tredegar Band players with MD Ian Porthouse

World Rankings — March update

March 20, 2019
Lots of movement throughout the rankings table following the round Regional Championships with Tredegar the biggest mover in the top 10 after their impressive win north Wales.


Eikanger-Bjørsvik

World Rankings — February update

February 24, 2019
There's some significant moves in the rankings table prior to the forthcoming round of Regional Championships with Eikanger-Bjørsvik securing a top 4 spot following their impressive recent victory in the Norwegian Nationals.


Desford Colliery

World Rankings — January update

January 17, 2019
Significant moves for the Butlins prizewinners with Desford's victory securing a spot in the top 20.


Hats off to Carlton Main — Brass in Concert 2018

World Rankings — December update

December 12, 2018
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.


Manger Musikklag

World Rankings — November update

November 15, 2018
Manger Musikklag move closer to the top 10 following their recent success at the SIDDIS entertainment contest in Stavanger.


Foden's Band celebrating

World Rankings — October update

October 11, 2018
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.


members of 3BA Concert

World Rankings — July Update

July 19, 2018
Despite being a relatively quiet month of contesting, German outfit Bayerische Brassband Akademie (3BA) continue to make good progress up the rankings ladder.


Valaisia — Europeans 2018

World Rankings — June Update

June 25, 2018
Significant moves in the top 10 as Valaisia move up to second following their European Championships success in Utrecht.


Cory Band

World Rankings — April Update

April 04, 2018
Lots of movement throughout the rankings table following the recent round of UK regional championships.


Eikanger-Bjørsvik

World Rankings — December update

December 14, 2017
All-time high for Eikanger-Bjørsvik following their victory at Brass in Concert last month.


Brighouse & Rastrick

World Rankings — November update

November 14, 2017
Brighouse close the gap at the top following their victory in London whilst runners-up Tredegar are back in the top 5.


Valaisia celebrating their British Open success

World Rankings — October update

October 12, 2017
Valaisia and Whitburn reach new heights in the latest rankings release following their stunning efforts in Birmingham last month.


Brass Band Willebroek

World Rankings — August Update

August 16, 2017
World Champions Brass Band Willebroek seal top 6 spot with recent win in Kekrade.


Whitburn Band

World Rankings — June Update

June 15, 2017
The latest rankings update following the latest major contests in Blackpool and Kettering.


Eikanger-Bjørsvik

World Rankings — May Update

May 02, 2017
Major changes throughout the rankings as Eikanger-Bjørsvik reach new heights following their emphatic win in Oostend.


Woodfalls Band

World Rankings — April Update

April 03, 2017
The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings see significant changes across the majority of the top 200 following the Regional Championships in the UK.


Eikanger-Bjørsvik celebrate

World Rankings — March Update

March 05, 2017
Following National contests in both France and Norway, Eikanger-Bjørsvik's stunning victory in Bergen sees the band re-enter the top ten.




Tabby Kerwin

Kerwin reaches out to global audience

August 7 • Tabby Kerwin will be reaching out to the widest possible audience on her mission to imporve the mental health of the brass banding movement.


Gavin Higgins

Higgins writes new work for 2020 Proms

August 7 • Composer Gavin Higgins has been commissioned for a third time to write a new work for the iconic Proms season.


England

Closing date looms for BBE annual awards nominations

August 7 • If you want to nominate people or organisations for the positive role they have played for the banding movement then you need to do it quickly.


Cory

Arts Council support Cory's on-line motivation

August 6 • £35,000 of funding will enable the world's number 1 ranked band to connect to the global banding community through a trio of innovative projects.


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Amesbury Town Band

August 5 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Stan Lippeatt

BA, LRSM
Conductor, adjudicator, tutor


               

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