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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.


GUS celebrate Butlins win

World Rankings — February update

February 04, 2017
Virtuosi GUS's win at Butlins sees the Midlands-based band march in to top 10.


Cory Band

World Rankings: A record-breaking year for Cory

January 02, 2017
Time to reflect on who were the biggest winners and losers over the past 12 months in a year where Cory swept the board.


Cory Band

World Rankings — December update

December 04, 2016
Masterful Cory dominate rankings with recent win at Brass in Concert.


Cory Band

World Rankings — November Update

November 05, 2016
Cory hit record rankings total following their recent Albert Hall triumph in London.


Cory Band

World Rankings — October Update

October 01, 2016
Cory's emphatic victory at the British Open consolidates it's position at the top of the rankings as Willebroek return to the top 10.




Regional

2020 Regional test-pieces revealed

September 16 • Works by Philip Sparke, Tom Davoren, Kit Turnball, Andrew Baker and Christopher Cole will pose the challenges for bands wishing to claim their places at the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham next year.


Cheltenham

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 2

September 15 • South Yorkshire Police and Leigh Baker enjoy the title winning 'Occasion' in Cheltenham


Centaur

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 15 • Uppermill tame the Viking challenge to claim the National title in Cheltenham


Centair

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 14 • Unison Kinneil completes remarkable rise from the ashes of despair to claim National title.


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Open Gala Concert

Saturday 21 September • Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6005


The GUS Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 21 September • Holy Trinity Church, . Squires Hill, . Rothwell, . Northamptonshire NN14 6BQ


Foden's Band - St Andrew's Church, Penrith

Saturday 21 September • St Andrews Place, Rowan House, CA11 7XZ


Enderby Youth Band - Mike Fowles, directing a Youth training weekend

Saturday 21 September • Lutterworth College. Bitteswell Road . Lutterworth LE17 4EW


Drighlington Band -

Saturday 21 September • Drighlington Methodist Church BD11 1EL


Bollington Brass Band

September 17 • Bass Trombone, Front/Back row Cornet and percussionist (kit)required to replace players leaving for University. We will be playing in the North West 1st section next year and have a sensible and varied job programme.


Stannington Brass Band

September 16 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests


Dobcross Silver Band

September 15 • Dobcross Silver Band invite applications for the following competent players. . . . Bb BASS, FRONT ROW CORNET, BASS TROMBONE. . . This is an exciting time for the band. There is a new 'buzz' about the place as we go from strength to strength


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator


               

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