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Fodens

World Rankings: April update

April 16, 2024
After a busy start to the contesting year, the first Band Supplies — 4barsrest World rankings update of the year sees Foden's sitting proudly at the top.


Foden's Band with Russell Gray

World Rankings: October update

October 25, 2023
Foden's takes the number 1 spot following its runner-up result at the Nationals.


Foden's Band celebrating

World Rankings: September update

September 16, 2023
Foden's edge closer to number 1 spot following their impressive victory in Birmingham last weekend.


Brass Band Treize Etoiles

World Rankings: June update

June 07, 2023
The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest World Rankings see substantial changes throughout the top 200 following one of the busiest and most impactful parts of the contest season.


Tredegar was crowned Welsh Champion for a 14th time

World Rankings: April update

April 08, 2023
A busy start to the contest season sees Cory, as ever, at the head of the Band Supplies — 4Barsrest World Rankings, but the gap to Foden's continues to narrow!


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.




BBP Registry

BBP Players Registry issues clarity on moves

April 22 • With the British Open Spring Festival on the immediate horizon the BBP Registry has issued clarification on registration issues.


Radio3

National Youth Concerto Grosso performance set for Radio 3 broadcast

April 21 • The critically acclaimed performance of the Gavin Higgins' 'storming showpiece' by the National Youth Orchestra and National Youth Band can be heard on Radio 3 this week and beyond.


Disinformation

BrookWright Music: Disinformation!

April 21 • A new concert piece inspired by the murky world of false narrative, untruths, conspiracy and distrust is ready for you to play. Can't be about brass band contesting surely?


Schoonhoven

Results: 2024 Flemish Open

April 21 • Brass Band Schoonhoven, Young Brassband Willebroek, De Bazuin Oenkerk B and Brassband Sklepucini claim the honours in Mechelen.


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band - Reading Festival of Brass: Open Workshop Rehearsal

Saturday 27 April • St Laurence Church, Reading RG1 3EJ


London Central Fellowship Band - Hemel Hempstead Salvation Army

Saturday 27 April • Waterhouse St, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1ES


Haverhill Silver Band - Friends' Requests

Sunday 28 April • Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8AR


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Stockport Silver Band

Sunday 28 April • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Contest: European Brass Band Championshiips

Friday 3 May • Palanga Konsortu, Vytauta st. 43, LT-00135, Palanga 43, LT-00135


Regent Brass

April 23 • Looking for an exciting new musical challenge? . . Regent Brass (MD Alan Duguid) are a friendly and progressive 1st Section band based in central London with vacancies for;. . - Eb or Bb Bass. - Tenor Horn. - Percussion. . All other players are also very welcome.


Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band

April 22 • With an exciting 130th anniversary year ahead - Wotton Silver Band is currently looking for players to join our team on Solo Cornet, Solo Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percussion. We rehearse Tue & Thu near our home town, just a short distance from M5 Jcn14.


Brunel Brass Organisation

April 22 • BRUNEL BRASS are looking for 3 talented individuals to join our senior band: Back-row Cornet Player, Eb Bass . & Percussion.. We are a friendly and ambitious band located in Swindon. Weekly rehearsals on Thursday 19:45-21:45 at Pegasus Hall (SN3 4RH).


Andreas Kratz

Mus.B (hons)
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher


               

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