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World Rankings — February update

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

Alan Withington
  Stavanger MD Alan Withington at the Norwegian National Championships

Flowers at the Butlin's Mineworkers' Open and Stavanger at the Norwegian National Championships are the two biggest success stories of the year so far, but there are also a number of significant movers among those placed just below them.

The other contests added since the last update were:

Gateway British Brass Band Festival — won by Chicago Brass Band;
Brass at the Wire — won by Crofton Silver;
Durham County BBA — won by GT Group Peterlee;
Welsh Open — won by Filton Concert Brass.

This weekend sees the start of the Regional Championships around the UK, so expect to see plenty of movement in the next update at the end of March.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Brighouse and Rastrick
4. Eikanger-Bjørsvik
5. Valaisia Brass Band
6. Foden's
7. Flowers
8. Paris Brass Band
9. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
10. Tredegar

To view all ranked bands go to:
www.4barsrest.com/rankings

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