World Rankings: July update22-Jul-2010
No change at the top but Fairey return to the top ten.
Fairey (Geneva) Band makes a dramatic return to the top ten in the latest World of Brass—4barsrest.com Rankings following its victory at the recent English National Brass Band Championships at Preston, the Stockport-based band’s first major win since the 2003 National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall.
2. Black Dyke
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
6. Brighouse and Rastrick
9. Rothwell Temperance
10. Fairey (Geneva)
Other upwardly-mobile bands are Reg Vardy and Skelmanthorpe, which both performed well at Preston, and Whitburn and Kingdom Brass, following their appearances in the Final of the West Lothian Festival.
The other ranking contests held since the last update were:
Brass in Ripon - won by North Skelton
French Open - won by Brass Band Rijnmond
Eurobrass - won by Provincial Brass Band Groningen
Queensland Championships - won by Brisbane Brass
Battle of the Bands - won by Dronfield
Bugle Contest - won by Camborne Town
Note that results for the recent New Zealand Championships are not included in this latest rankings release.
The next update will follow September’s British Open Championships, at which 14 of the current top-20 bands will be trying to make an impression on the Defending Champion’s massive lead in the rankings.
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City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Brass Band
The City of Cardiff (M1) band have two vacancies for back row and baritone. It's been a great year so far with qualification ...
Lower Section National Finals
Venue: The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse GL50 4SH
Jackfield (Elcock Reisen) Band
Venue: Wrekin College, Sutherland Rd, Wellington, Shropshire TF1 3BH TF1 3BH