RESTAURATEUR AND CELEBRITY CHEF, BRIAN TURNER CBE - MY LOVE OF BRASS BANDING

Issue 5970

Egon Virtuosi Brass - An inside story

The Owen Farr Seminar - the first in a monthly series of brass masterclasses by the tenor horn virtuoso

Besses Boys' Band - Celebrating 75 years

Grimethorpe Youth Band feature

Rankings

The latest Band Supplies – British Bandsman World Rankings sees new National Champion band, Foden’s, leap back into the top five after its famous victory in Kensington. Brighouse and Rastrick, Grimethorpe and Fairey are the other upwardly mobile bands in the top ten, while Cory’s place as the world’s number one contesting band is secure for a remarkable 12th year in succession after it’s Open victory and yet another impressive performance in London. Oldham (Lees) (45), Middleton (143), Barnsley Brass (246) and Stamford (400) also enjoy significant rises after their respective ‘National’ wins. The other ranking contests taking place since the last update were: Exmouth Festival of Brass - won by Weston Brass; Dr. Martin Wainstones Cup - won by Rainford; Hardraw Scar - won by Wardle Anderson Brass; Swiss Open - won by Brass Band Berner Oberland; Bolsover Festival of Brass - won by Hepworth; Queensland State Championships - won by South Brisbane Federal; SCABA Autumn Contest - won by Friary Guildford; Fife Charities - won by Kingdom Brass.

 

 

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 -