Having a blow on Whit Friday

Issue 5955

All the action from the ‘Greatest Free Show on Earth’

Funding boost for Brass Bands England

Encouraging a new generation of composers

Rankings

There are few changes near the top of the Band Supplies - British Bandsman Rankings following a quiet contesting month in June, with Reg Vardy’s victory at the French Open a notable boost for the North of England band following its near miss at Blackpool’s Spring Festival in May. The other ranking contests held since the last update were Aalborg Music Festival - won by Lyngby-Taarbaek; Ripon Cathedral Contest - won by Eagley; Northern Counties Contest - won by Kingdom Brass; Bugle Contest - won by Camborne Town.

Cory remains a long way ahead at the top, but with the British Open, National Finals and Brass in Concert among the major events on the horizon there are plenty of opportunities for Brighouse and Rastrick, Black Dyke and Eikanger-Bjørsvik to eat into the ten-time year-end world number one’s lead. An 11th year at the top does look likely though!

Position Band Region Points Change
1 Cory Wales 2073.96 -
2 Brighouse and Rastrick Yorkshire 893.83 -
3 Black Dyke Yorkshire 873.26 -
4 Eikanger-Bjorsvik Norway 765.05 -
5 Grimethorpe Colliery Yorkshire 553.69 -
6 Valaisia Brass Band Switzerland 494.20 -
7 Tredegar Wales 427.09 -
8 Brass Band Willebroek Belgium 393.99 -
9 Flowers West 389.28 -
10 Fairey North West 365.29 -
11 Foden's North West 303.27 -
12 Virtuosi GUS Midlands 292.46 -
13 Whitburn Scotland 278.35 -
14 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Yorkshire 213.03 -
15 Stavanger Norway 158.32 -
16 Burgermusik Luzern Switzerland 155.65 -
17 Co-operative Funeralcare Scotland 147.50 -
18 Reg Vardy North 147.42 +2
19 Woodfalls West 145.01 -1
20 Buizingen Belgium 136.67 -1
21 Leyland North West 128.81 -
22 Paris Brass Band France 126.95 -
23 Desford Colliery Midlands 121.17 -
24 Wingates North West 107.45 -
25 Brass Band Schoonhoven Netherlands 103.92 -
26 Tongwynlais Temperance Wales 98.13 -
27 Manger Musikklag Norway 96.30 -
28 Hammonds Saltaire Yorkshire 88.70 -
29 Friary Guildford London & SC 84.14 -
30 Concord Denmark 81.37 -
31 Milnrow North West 79.87 -
32 Rothwell Temperance Yorkshire 76.29 -
33 Hepworth Yorkshire 64.73 -
34 Jaguar Land Rover Midlands 54.16 +1
35 City of Bradford Yorkshire 53.83 -1
36 Brass Band Treize Etoiles Switzerland 50.74 -
37 NASUWT Riverside North 50.57 -
38 Llwydcoed Wales 48.91 -
39 Dalmellington Scotland 47.25 -
40 City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Wales 44.73 -
41 Camborne Town West 42.79 +4
42 Aldbourne West 41.65 -1
43 Bj¿rsvik Brass Norway 41.02 -1
44 Filton Concert Brass West 39.89 -1
45 Northop Wales 37.64 -1
46 Thoresby Colliery Midlands 36.15 -
47 Redbridge Brass London & SC 36.06 -
48 EYMS North 35.80 -
49 Brisbane Excelsior Australia 35.17 -
50 Fountain City USA 34.67 -
51 Hauts-de-France Brass Band France 34.37 -
52 Burry Port Town Wales 32.93 -
53 Wellington Brass New Zealand 31.62 -
54 Rainford North West 31.34 -
55 Jaren Hornmusikkforening Norway 29.84 -
56 Kirkintilloch Scotland 29.77 +1
57 Noord Limburgse Belgium 29.67 -1
58 St. Dennis West 24.73 +5
59 Goodwick Brass Wales 24.33 -1
60 Brass Band Oberosterreich Austria 24.15 -1
61 Atlantic Brass Band USA 23.43 -1
62 Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan A Switzerland 23.36 -1
63 Ratby Co-operative Midlands 22.95 -1
64 Zone One Brass London & SC 21.89 +1
65 Central Coast Brass Australia 21.89 -1
66 Ashton-under-Lyne North West 21.84 -
67 Oslo Brass Band Norway 20.89 -
68 Provinciale Brassband Groningen Netherlands 19.45 -
69 Lyngby Taarbaek Denmark 19.26 +7
70 Bon Accord Scotland 19.14 +3
71 Kingdom Brass Scotland 18.70 +6
72 Aeolus France 18.46 -3
73 Marsden Silver Yorkshire 18.45 -2
74 Bayerische Brassband Akademie (3BA) Germany 18.26 -4
75 Tylorstown Wales 17.67 -3
76 1st Old Boys Association Silver N. Ireland 17.43 -2
77 Woolston Brass New Zealand 17.21 -2
78 Verwood Concert Brass West 15.78 -
79 Co-operative Funeralcare North West North West 15.27 -
80 Haverhill London & SC 14.47 +1
81 Footscray-Yarraville City Australia 14.29 -1
82 James Madison University USA 14.22 -
83 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Yorkshire 14.18 -
84 Ebbw Valley Brass Wales 13.70 +1
85 Brass Band Berneroberland Switzerland 13.66 -1
86 Italian Brass Band Italy 13.46 -
87 Wantage Silver 'A' London & SC 13.26 +1
88 Kleppe Musikklag Norway 13.21 -1
89 Aveley and Newham London & SC 13.02 -
90 Brass Band Fribourg Switzerland 12.88 -
91 East London Brass London & SC 12.62 +13
92 Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass Scotland 12.43 -
93 Krohnengen Norway 12.26 -2
94 BTM Wales 11.81 -
95 Vernon Building Society Poynton North West 11.63 -2
96 Derwent Brass Midlands 11.31 -1
97 Dublin Silver USA 11.12 -
98 Bo'ness and Carriden Scotland 11.12 -
99 Brass Band Heist Belgium 11.09 -3
100 UNITE the Union (City of Sheffield) Yorkshire 10.88 -1
101 Darebin City - Preston Band Australia 10.68 -1
102 Windcorp Sweden 10.45 -1
103 Ensemble de Cuivres MŽlodia Switzerland 10.27 -1
104 Brass Band of Central Florida USA 10.16 -1
105 Soli Brass Netherlands 10.00 +41
106 Fishburn North 9.98 -
107 Laganvale (Metal Technology) N. Ireland 9.82 -2
108 Downshire Brass N. Ireland 9.45 -1
109 Stannington Brass Yorkshire 8.91 -1
110 Thundersley London & SC 8.91 -1
111 Brass Band Leieland Belgium 8.81 -1
112 Aarhus Denmark 8.81 +11
113 Brass Band de Douai France 8.79 -2
114 Blackburn and Darwen North West 8.69 -2
115 Festival Brass Band Belgium 8.59 -2
116 Solna Brass Sweden 8.52 -2
117 Pemberton Old Wigan DW 'B' North West 8.16 -2
118 Skelmanthorpe Yorkshire 8.09 -2
119 Oldham Band (Lees) North West 8.08 -2
120 Lourdes Brass Band Ireland 8.02 -1
121 Dalewool Auckland Brass New Zealand 8.01 -3
122 Hatfield Yorkshire 7.94 -2
123 Pemberton Old Wigan DW North West 7.51 -1
124 Molde Brass Band Norway 7.51 -3
125 Hade Edge Yorkshire 7.28 -1
126 South Brisbane Federal Australia 7.22 -1
127 Brass Band de W‰ldsang Netherlands 7.11 -1
128 Princeton-Rider BB USA 6.98 -1
129 Drogheda Brass Band Ireland 6.97 -1
130 Lydbrook West 6.93 -1
131 Bazuin-Oenkerk Netherlands 6.72 -1
132 Newtongrange Silver Scotland 6.58 -1
133 Brass Band de Lyon France 6.25 -1
134 Unison Kinneil Scotland 6.21 -1
135 Lanner and District Silver West 6.15 +1
136 Tasman Eastern Bay of Plenty New Zealand 6.13 -2
137 Blidworth Welfare Midlands 6.11 -2
138 Elland Yorkshire 5.77 -1
139 Kidlington Concert London & SC 5.70 -1
140 Deiniolen Wales 5.62 -
141 Waitakere Auckland Brass New Zealand 5.61 -2
142 Easington Colliery North 5.58 +1
143 Brassage France 5.56 -2
144 Tertnes Brass Norway 5.54 -2
145 Parc and Dare Wales 5.29 -1
146 Oslofjorde Brass Norway 5.12 -1
147 Mount Charles West 5.12 +1
148 Eccles Borough North West 5.11 -1
149 Brass Band Sachsen Germany 5.03 -
150 Longridge North West 5.03 -
151 Chicago Brass Band USA 4.78 -
152 Bournemouth Concert West 4.77 +16
153 Markham and District Wales 4.69 -1
154 Roche Brass West 4.58 -1
155 Austrian Brass Band - University of Graz Austria 4.53 -1
156 Tallgrass Brass Band USA 4.53 -1
157 Roberts Bakery North West 4.51 -1
158 Brass Band Rijnmond Netherlands 4.50 -1
159 St. Austell Town West 4.44 +31
160 Ila Brass Norway 4.44 -2
161 Newstead Brass Midlands 4.35 -2
162 Staffordshire Midlands 4.33 -2
163 Diggle North West 4.29 -2
164 Drighlington Yorkshire 4.29 -2
165 North Shore Brass New Zealand 4.22 -2
166 Llanrug Wales 4.18 -2
167 Musikkorpset Gjallarhorn Norway 4.10 -2
168 Brass Band Zele Belgium 4.03 -2
169 Brass Band Regensburg Germany 4.02 -2
170 Spal Automotive Sovereign Brass Midlands 3.97 -1
171 Jackfield Elcock Reisen Midlands 3.96 -1
172 Silkeborg Blaeserne Denmark 3.88 -1
173 Brass of the Potomac USA 3.78 -1
174 BB Panta Rhei Gent Belgium 3.72 -1
175 Pontardulais Wales 3.70 -1
176 Sola Brass Band Norway 3.70 -1
177 Abergavenny Borough Wales 3.65 -1
178 Glenorchy City Concert Brass Australia 3.63 -1
179 City of Bristol West 3.62 -1
180 Betlehemskyrkans Brass Sweden 3.58 -1
181 Ascot Park Hotel of Invercargill New Zealand 3.57 -1
182 Murley Silver N. Ireland 3.57 -1
183 Gunnedah Shire Band Australia 3.52 -1
184 Strata Brass Yorkshire 3.51 -1
185 Tullis Russell Mills Scotland 3.51 -
186 Gota Brass Sweden 3.50 -2
187 South West Comms West 3.45 New
188 Brisbane Brass No. 1 Australia 3.39 -2
189 Amsterdam Brass Netherlands 3.32 -2
190 Clackmannan District Scotland 3.18 +6
191 FDF Christianshavn Brass Denmark 3.14 -2
192 Liberty Brass Band Ostschweiz Switzerland 3.13 -4
193 Chapeltown Silver Yorkshire 3.01 -2
194 Crofton Silver Yorkshire 2.98 -2
195 Ifton Colliery Midlands 2.94 -1
196 Kensington and Norwood Australia 2.94 -3
197 Blaenavon Town Wales 2.86 -2
198 Enderby Midlands 2.73 -1
199 Lewis Merthyr Wales 2.70 -1
200 Lockwood Brass North 2.69 -