Spearheading the Journey

Issue 5962

High-octane Tom Hutchinson and Cory electrify a memorable RNCM Festival

Flowers back at the top table following Skegness success

UniBrass set for York debut

Rankings

The first Band Supplies - British Bandsman World Rankings of 2018 show very little change since December, although a minor adjustment in the points calculations for worldwide national championships has resulted in some realignment. This recognises the growing strength in a number of banding nations since the last adjustment in national multipliers was made a decade or so ago.

The next update will include the results of the Butlin’s Mineworkers Festival at Skegness, where Flowers Band returned to form and claimed the £10,000 top prize!

 

 

Position Band Region Points Change
1 Cory Wales 1919.41 -
2 Brighouse and Rastrick Yorkshire 1119.91 -
3 Eikanger-Bjorsvik Norway 1003.90 -
4 Valaisia Brass Band Switzerland 814.83 -
5 Tredegar Wales 608.91 -
6 Black Dyke Yorkshire 606.79 -
7 Whitburn Scotland 585.91 -
8 Foden's North West 550.43 -
9 Grimethorpe Colliery Yorkshire 501.75 -
10 Brass Band Willebroek Belgium 368.71 -
11 Fairey North West 341.4 -
12 Fountain City USA 339.4 -
13 Flowers West 244.27 -
14 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Yorkshire 216.53 -
15 Co-operative Funeralcare Scotland 172.38 -
16 Virtuosi GUS Midlands 168.91 -
17 Burgermusik Luzern Switzerland 151.27 -
18 Paris Brass Band France 142.65 -
19 Stavanger Norway 131.09 -
20 Leyland North West 111.26 -
21 Reg Vardy North 105.82 -
22 Buizingen Belgium 102.03 -
23 Manger Musikklag Norway 101.12 -
24 Brass Band Schoonhoven Netherlands 90.3 -
25 Brass Band Treize Etoiles Switzerland 85.9 -
26 Woodfalls West 81.03 -
27 Desford Colliery Midlands 79.94 -
28 Wingates North West 71.12 -
29 Concord Denmark 67 -
30 Milnrow North West 56.63 -
31 Tongwynlais Temperance Wales 53.68 -
32 Hammonds Saltaire Yorkshire 48 -
33 Dalmellington Scotland 47.73 -
34 Rothwell Temperance Yorkshire 46.2 -
35 Friary Guildford London & SC 44.2 -
36 Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan A Switzerland 40.45 -
37 Atlantic Brass Band USA 38.39 -
38 Kingdom Brass Scotland 37.93 -
39 City of Bradford Yorkshire 37.72 -
40 National Band of New Zealand New Zealand 36.08 -
41 Redbridge Brass London & SC 36.05 -
42 Noord Limburgse Belgium 35.43 -
43 Llwydcoed Wales 35.2 -
44 Rainford North West 34.94 -
45 Hepworth Yorkshire 34.19 -
46 Bjorsvik Brass Norway 32.6 -
47 Camborne Town West 30.36 -
48 Jaguar Land Rover Midlands 28.56 -
49 NASUWT Riverside North 28.09 -
50 Brisbane Excelsior Australia 27.99 -
51 Aldbourne West 25.73 -
52 Northop Wales 25.49 -
53 City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Wales 24.41 -
54 Kirkintilloch Scotland 24.24 -
55 EYMS North 24.09 -
56 Jaren Hornmusikkforening Norway 23.26 -
57 Bon Accord Scotland 22.55 -
58 Brass Band Oberosterreich Austria 21.86 -
59 Hauts-de-France Brass Band France 21.63 -
60 Oslo Brass Band Norway 21.32 -
61 Unison Kinneil Scotland 21.06 -
62 Wellington Brass New Zealand 20.51 -
63 Brass Band Berneroberland Switzerland 20.33 -
64 Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass Scotland 20.01 -
65 Thoresby Colliery Midlands 19.55 -
66 James Madison University USA 19.47 -
67 Goodwick Brass Wales 18.79 -
68 Filton Concert Brass West 18.69 -
69 Burry Port Town Wales 18.64 -
70 Pemberton Old Wigan DW North West 18.45 -
71 Brass Band Fribourg Switzerland 17.05 -
72 Ebbw Valley Brass Wales 16.82 -
73 Lyngby Taarbaek Denmark 16.54 -
74 Festival Brass Band Belgium 15.89 -
75 Marsden Silver Yorkshire 15.87 -
76 Provinciale Brassband Groningen Netherlands 15.8 -
77 1st Old Boys Association Silver N. Ireland 15.77 -
78 Bayerische Brassband Akademie (3BA) Germany 14.82 -
79 Central Coast Brass Australia 14.2 -
80 St. Dennis West 14.08 -
81 Italian Brass Band Italy 13.6 -
82 Ensemble de Cuivres MŽlodia Switzerland 13.41 -
83 Brass Band Heist Belgium 12.8 -
84 Bathgate Scotland 12.38 -
85 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Yorkshire 12.24 -
86 Windcorp Sweden 11.95 -
87 Dublin Silver USA 11.94 -
88 Brass Band de W‰ldsang Netherlands 11.93 -
89 Ashton-under-Lyne North West 11.92 -
90 UNITE the Union (City of Sheffield) Yorkshire 11.9 -
91 Aarhus Denmark 11.71 -
92 Aeolus France 11.54 -
93 Zone One Brass London & SC 11.47 -
94 Tylorstown Wales 11.45 -
95 Woolston Brass New Zealand 11.44 -
96 Kidlington Concert London & SC 11.09 -
97 Ratby Co-operative Midlands 10.97 -
98 Brass Band of Central Florida USA 10.9 -
99 Oberaargauer Brass Band Switzerland 10.46 -
100 Wantage Silver 'A' London & SC 9.95 -
101 Krohnengen Norway 9.75 -
102 Kleppe Musikklag Norway 9.71 -
103 Princeton-Rider BB USA 9.55 -
104 Gota Brass Sweden 9.52 -
105 Fishburn North 9.12 -
106 Solna Brass Sweden 8.97 -
107 BTM Wales 8.88 -
108 Derwent Brass Midlands 8.61 -
109 Soli Brass Netherlands 8.24 -
110 Footscray-Yarraville City Australia 8.22 -
111 Co-operative Funeralcare North West North West 8.16 -
112 Stannington Brass Yorkshire 7.91 -
113 Aveley and Newham London & SC 7.88 -
114 Tertnes Brass Norway 7.82 -
115 Lourdes Brass Band Ireland 7.74 -
116 Enderby Midlands 7.61 -
117 East London Brass London & SC 7.45 -
118 Elland Silver Yorkshire 7.44 -
119 Bazuin-Oenkerk Netherlands 7.42 -
120 Brass Band Leieland Belgium 7.38 -
121 Bo'ness and Carriden Scotland 7.32 -
122 Skelmanthorpe Yorkshire 7.26 -
123 Laganvale (Metal Technology) N. Ireland 7.02 -
124 Downshire Brass N. Ireland 7.01 -
125 Thundersley London & SC 7 -
126 Verwood Concert Brass West 7 -
127 Brass Band Froschl Hall Austria 6.91 -
128 Vernon Building Society Poynton North West 6.88 -
129 Newtongrange Silver Scotland 6.88 -
130 Austrian Brass Band - University of Graz Austria 6.85 -
131 Oldham Band (Lees) North West 6.37 -
132 Tallgrass Brass Band USA 6.2 -
133 Darebin City - Preston Band Australia 6.18 -
134 Deiniolen Wales 6.05 -
135 Blackburn and Darwen North West 5.89 -
136 Lewis Merthyr Wales 5.83 -
137 South Brisbane Federal Australia 5.79 -
138 Brass Band de Douai France 5.63 -
139 Chicago Brass Band USA 5.53 -
140 Ifton Colliery Midlands 5.47 -
141 Molde Brass Band Norway 5.47 -
142 Clackmannan District Scotland 5.42 -
143 Dalewool Auckland Brass New Zealand 5.32 -
144 Brass of the Potomac USA 5.18 -
145 Boarshurst Silver (Greenfield) North West 5.16 -
146 Haverhill London & SC 5.15 -
147 Hade Edge Yorkshire 5.14 -
148 Pemberton Old Wigan DW 'B' North West 5.05 -
149 Drogheda Brass Band Ireland 4.98 -
150 Regent Brass London & SC 4.87 -
151 Eccles Borough North West 4.8 -
152 Brass Band Kortrijk Belgium 4.64 -
153 Liberty Brass Band Ostschweiz Switzerland 4.56 -
154 Hatfield Yorkshire 4.54 -
155 Brass Band Sachsen Germany 4.53 -
156 Oslofjorde Brass Norway 4.17 -
157 Ila Brass Norway 4.13 -
158 Tasman Eastern Bay of Plenty New Zealand 4.08 -
159 Nordvestjysk Brass Band Denmark 3.96 -
160 Brass Band de Lyon France 3.91 -
161 Warringah Concert Brass Australia 3.91 -
162 Lydbrook West 3.9 -
163 Brass Band Rijnmond Netherlands 3.88 -
164 Blidworth Welfare Midlands 3.85 -
165 Betlehemskyrkans Brass Sweden 3.85 -
166 Brass Band Zele Belgium 3.84 -
167 FDF Christianshavn Brass Denmark 3.76 -
168 Abergavenny Borough Wales 3.74 -
169 Waitakere Auckland Brass New Zealand 3.73 -
170 South West Comms West 3.67 -
171 Strata Brass Yorkshire 3.58 -
172 Uffes BlŒs Sweden 3.53 -
173 Llanrug Wales 3.51 -
174 Brassage France 3.48 -
175 Sola Brass Band Norway 3.41 -
176 Wallberg Brass Band Switzerland 3.4 -
177 Saint Louis Brass Band USA 3.38 -
178 AW Parker (Drybrook) West 3.36 -
179 Musikkorpset Gjallarhorn Norway 3.28 -
180 Askoy Brass Band Norway 3.18 -
181 Markham and District Wales 3.17 -
182 Thomas Coaches Mid-Rhondda Wales 3.16 -
183 Johnstone Silver Scotland 3.13 -
184 Crofton Silver Yorkshire 3.11 -
185 Oefening en Uitspanning Netherlands 3.1 -
186 Longridge North West 3.05 -
187 Brass Band Regensburg Germany 3.05 -
188 Glossop Old Midlands 3.03 -
189 Parc and Dare Wales 3 -
190 BB Panta Rhei Gent Belgium 2.98 -
191 Bournemouth Concert West 2.93 -
192 Medway London & SC 2.92 -
193 Easington Colliery North 2.9 -
194 Brass Band Wipptal Italy 2.85 -
195 Brisbane Brass No. 1 Australia 2.82 -
196 North Shore Brass New Zealand 2.8 -
197 Amsterdam Brass Netherlands 2.74 -
198 J36 Brass North 2.67 -
199 Haydock North West 2.66 -
200 Pontardulais Wales 2.66 -