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Cory Band

World Rankings: 2022 End of year update

January 06, 2023
The final Band Supplies/4BR/Denis Wick rankings of 2022 confirms Cory still on top of the world, where it has remained consistently since 2000, but with rivals closing the gap on their dominance.


Brighouse and Rastrick celebrating their Brass in Concert win

World Rankings — December 2022

December 10, 2022
The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest Rankings see considerable changes throughout the top 200, but with the top three storming ahead after a busy few weeks of contesting.


Brighouse and Rastrick celebrating their British Open win

Rankings update — October

October 08, 2022
The latest Band Supplies 4barsrest Rankings show some significant movements throughout following the first phase of the busy autumn contesting season.


Rothwell MD David Roberts

Rankings update — June

June 05, 2022
The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest Rankings show changes throughout the top 200 following a busy few months of contesting across the banding world.


Foden's Band

Rankings update — April

April 10, 2022
The updated Band Supplies — 4barsrest World Rankings see wholesale changes throughout following the regional championships and other events since the start of 2022.


Philip Harper

Rankings update — December

December 13, 2021
The Band Supplies — 4barsrest World Rankings see Cory extend its lead following yet another victory at Brass in Concert in late November.


Foden's Band

World Rankings — October update

October 13, 2021
The Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings have finally returned after a break of over 18 months due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.


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.




Alex Humphreys

Alex Humphreys to host National Youth Championships

January 31 • The BBC Newsround presenter and brass band player Alex Humphreys will host the 2023 National Youth Brass Championships in Stockport.


Matilda Lloyd

New global representation for trumpet star

January 31 • Former BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass finalist Matilda Lloyd is to be represented by management group HarrisonParrott.


Money

A dangerous and ill thought through proposal

January 31 • Councils in Scotland are reportedly looking at making cuts that could directly affect the teaching of music and free music tuition in schools.


lOST

Trombone troubles...

January 31 • The British Trombone Society is hoping the international parcel carrier DPD will do the right thing to get a valuable instrument back to them.


Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


WFEL Fairey Band -

Sunday 5 February • Glossop Old Bandroom . Derby St.. SK138LP SK138LP


Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Saturday 11 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Chadderton Band

January 31 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band and welcome all players of any age and ability on all sections of the band. Please come along and meet the band you will be very welcomed.


Leicestershire Co-op Band

January 30 • Leicestershire Co-op Band are looking for a PERCUSSIONIST for the 2023 Midlands Regional Championships (and beyond). Do you fancy the challenge of The Pilgrim's Progress under the artistic direction of Keith Leonard?


Newstead Brass

January 30 • Our Red Priest is still looking for an EEb Bass as we prepare for the midland championships with Martin Heartfield. Great chance to work with a great MD on this challenging but fun piece to rehearse.


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer


               

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