A King surveys his Gallery

Issue 5959

BRIGHOUSE AND RASTRICK PAINTS THE BRIGHTEST PICTURES AT THE RAH

WHAT'S ALL THE PALAVER WITH PALANGA?

SAGE GATESHEAD PREPARES FOR OUTSTANDING BRASS IN CONCERT LINE-UP

Rankings

Despite a third consecutive bronze medal this year, Cory remains at the top of the Band Supplies - British Bandsman Rankings after the recent National Final, with Brighouse and Rastrick now its closest suitor following its tenth victory at the Royal Albert Hall since 1946. Tredegar’s impressive runner-up position takes the Welsh band back into the top five, while City of Bradford and Redbridge also make significant leaps up the rankings following their excellent performances in London. The other ranking contests taking place since the last update were: Austrian National - won by Fröschl Hall, Northern Ireland Championships - won by 1st Old Boys, Dutch National - won by de Wâldsang, West Wales BBA - won by Goodwick, Queensland State Championships - won by Brisbane Excelsior, Pogson Bray - won by East Riding of Yorkshire and Wychavon Festival - won by Llwydcoed.

The next update will include the results from Brass in Concert plus national events in Belgium, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland amongst others, so look out for a few changes throughout the top 100.

Position Band Region Points Change
1 Cory Wales 1901.79 -
2 Brighouse and Rastrick Yorkshire 1196.11 +1
3 Valaisia Brass Band Switzerland 842.97 -1
4 Black Dyke Yorkshire 701.54 -
5 Tredegar Wales 612.88 +4
6 Whitburn Scotland 586.13 -1
7 Eikanger-Bjorsvik Norway 561.46 -1
8 Grimethorpe Colliery Yorkshire 460.45 -1
9 Foden's North West 392.91 +1
10 Fairey North West 386.51 +2
11 Brass Band Willebroek Belgium 384.05 -3
12 Flowers West 249.48 -1
13 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Yorkshire 215.70 -
14 Virtuosi GUS Midlands 174.67 -
15 Burgermusik Luzern Switzerland 153.50 -
16 Co-operative Funeralcare Scotland 139.26 -
17 Reg Vardy North 118.18 -
18 Leyland North West 108.78 +1
19 Stavanger Norway 106.15 -1
20 Buizingen Belgium 104.28 -
21 Woodfalls West 96.48 +1
22 Desford Colliery Midlands 95.90 -1
23 Paris Brass Band France 95.05 -
24 Wingates North West 85.05 -
25 Brass Band Schoonhoven Netherlands 84.18 -
26 Tongwynlais Temperance Wales 77.84 +1
27 Manger Musikklag Norway 74.13 -1
28 Hammonds Saltaire Yorkshire 70.58 +2
29 Milnrow North West 67.46 +4
30 Brass Band Treize Etoiles Switzerland 67.19 -2
31 Friary Guildford London & SC 64.94 -2
32 Rothwell Temperance Yorkshire 64.32 -1
33 Concord Denmark 61.23 -1
34 City of Bradford Yorkshire 55.58 +5
35 Hepworth Yorkshire 48.75 -
36 Llwydcoed Wales 48.14 +4
37 Dalmellington Scotland 45.84 -3
38 Redbridge Brass London & SC 45.21 +19
39 National Band of New Zealand New Zealand 44.05 -3
40 Brisbane Excelsior Australia 37.55 +8
41 NASUWT Riverside North 37.42 -3
42 Jaguar Land Rover Midlands 36.74 -5
43 City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Wales 36.62 -1
44 Northop Wales 35.68 -3
45 Camborne Town West 29.93 +2
46 Burry Port Town Wales 29.69 +7
47 Aldbourne West 28.68 -2
48 EYMS North 28.55 -4
49 Wellington Brass New Zealand 28.23 +2
50 Thoresby Colliery Midlands 28.06 -1
51 Rainford North West 27.97 -8
52 Kirkintilloch Scotland 27.94 -6
53 Filton Concert Brass West 26.55 -3
54 Bjorsvik Brass Norway 26.34 -2
55 Goodwick Brass Wales 25.88 +12
56 Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan A Switzerland 25.74 -2
57 Fountain City USA 25.74 -2
58 Hauts-de-France Brass Band France 23.92 -2
59 Noord Limburgse Belgium 22.33 -
60 Bon Accord Scotland 22.18 -2
61 Brass Band Berneroberland Switzerland 22.04 -1
62 Pemberton Old Wigan DW North West 21.46 -1
63 1st Old Boys Association Silver N. Ireland 19.95 +18
64 Brass Band Oberosterreich Austria 19.45 +1
65 Central Coast Brass Australia 19.19 -1
66 Ebbw Valley Brass Wales 18.89 +31
67 Jaren Hornmusikkforening Norway 18.64 -5
68 Kingdom Brass Scotland 18.49 -5
69 Provinciale Brassband Groningen Netherlands 17.66 +6
70 St. Dennis West 17.38 -4
71 Ashton-under-Lyne North West 17.24 -2
72 Atlantic Brass Band USA 16.92 -4
73 Woolston Brass New Zealand 15.73 -1
74 Zone One Brass London & SC 15.41 -1
75 Tylorstown Wales 15.28 +5
76 UNITE the Union (City of Sheffield) Yorkshire 15.22 -2
77 Brass Band de W‰ldsang Netherlands 15.05 +57
78 Marsden Silver Yorkshire 15.05 -7
79 Ratby Co-operative Midlands 14.57 -9
80 Lyngby Taarbaek Denmark 14.20 -4
81 Bayerische Brassband Akademie (3BA) Germany 13.90 -3
82 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Yorkshire 13.46 -
83 Brass Band Fribourg Switzerland 13.31 -4
84 Oslo Brass Band Norway 13.07 -7
85 Aeolus France 12.69 -2
86 Bathgate Scotland 12.43 -1
87 Co-operative Funeralcare North West North West 12.42 +1
88 Bo'ness and Carriden Scotland 11.99 -2
89 Ensemble de Cuivres MŽlodia Switzerland 11.95 -5
90 Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass Scotland 11.72 -3
91 Footscray-Yarraville City Australia 11.31 -2
92 BTM Wales 11.19 +8
93 Kidlington Concert London & SC 11.07 -2
94 Verwood Concert Brass West 10.45 -4
95 Dublin Silver USA 10.43 -
96 James Madison University USA 10.27 -3
97 Italian Brass Band Italy 10.24 -1
98 East London Brass London & SC 10.10 -
99 Soli Brass Netherlands 10.01 +14
100 Brass Band Heist Belgium 9.96 -6
101 Fishburn North 9.78 -9
102 Laganvale (Metal Technology) N. Ireland 9.72 +13
103 Stannington Brass Yorkshire 9.65 -1
104 Aveley and Newham London & SC 9.61 -1
105 Bazuin-Oenkerk Netherlands 9.43 +35
106 Elland Silver Yorkshire 9.40 -1
107 Thundersley London & SC 9.38 -6
108 Haverhill London & SC 9.38 -9
109 Wantage Silver 'A' London & SC 9.38 -5
110 Downshire Brass N. Ireland 9.00 +8
111 Vernon Building Society Poynton North West 8.53 -3
112 Darebin City - Preston Band Australia 8.46 -1
113 Kleppe Musikklag Norway 8.43 -7
114 Enderby Midlands 8.21 +38
115 Windcorp Sweden 8.02 -3
116 Newtongrange Silver Scotland 7.90 -9
117 South Brisbane Federal Australia 7.73 +18
118 Krohnengen Norway 7.68 -8
119 Derwent Brass Midlands 7.65 -10
120 Skelmanthorpe Yorkshire 7.58 -6
121 Blackburn and Darwen North West 7.25 -4
122 Dalewool Auckland Brass New Zealand 7.24 -6
123 Brass Band of Central Florida USA 7.02 -4
124 Solna Brass Sweden 6.55 +1
125 Brass Band Leieland Belgium 6.55 -4
126 Lourdes Brass Band Ireland 6.54 +1
127 Unison Kinneil Scotland 6.52 -7
128 Aarhus Denmark 6.52 -5
129 Festival Brass Band Belgium 6.43 -7
130 Hatfield Yorkshire 6.20 -2
131 Brass Band de Douai France 6.13 -5
132 Lewis Merthyr Wales 6.09 New
133 Drogheda Brass Band Ireland 6.05 +3
134 Regent Brass London & SC 5.94 -4
135 Pemberton Old Wigan DW 'B' North West 5.92 -11
136 Boarshurst Silver (Greenfield) North West 5.91 -5
137 Oldham Band (Lees) North West 5.87 -8
138 Eccles Borough North West 5.85 +23
139 Hade Edge Yorkshire 5.80 -6
140 Tasman Eastern Bay of Plenty New Zealand 5.61 -8
141 Deiniolen Wales 5.34 -3
142 Llanrug Wales 5.18 +1
143 Waitakere Auckland Brass New Zealand 5.09 -6
144 Princeton-Rider BB USA 5.04 -5
145 Austrian Brass Band - University of Graz Austria 5.00 +23
146 Abergavenny Borough Wales 4.93 +52
147 Strata Brass Yorkshire 4.92 -1
148 Parc and Dare Wales 4.84 +2
149 Warringah Concert Brass Australia 4.83 -4
150 Blidworth Welfare Midlands 4.81 -6
151 Brass Band Rijnmond Netherlands 4.77 +18
152 South West Comms West 4.64 -5
153 Molde Brass Band Norway 4.57 -12
154 Easington Colliery North 4.42 -6
155 Lydbrook West 4.40 -13
156 Brass Band de Lyon France 4.30 -5
157 Wallberg Brass Band Switzerland 4.15 -3
158 Thomas Coaches Mid-Rhondda Wales 4.06 New
159 Bournemouth Concert West 4.05 -6
160 Lanner and District Silver West 4.05 -5
161 Longridge North West 4.02 -3
162 Tertnes Brass Norway 4.01 -13
163 Medway London & SC 4.00 New
164 North Shore Brass New Zealand 3.84 -7
165 Brass Band Sachsen Germany 3.83 -5
166 Brassage France 3.82 -10
167 Oefening en Uitspanning Netherlands 3.80 +6
168 Markham and District Wales 3.80 -4
169 Brisbane Brass No. 1 Australia 3.74 New
170 Murley Silver N. Ireland 3.66 New
171 Third Carrickfergus N. Ireland 3.66 New
172 Liberty Brass Band Ostschweiz Switzerland 3.55 -13
173 Chicago Brass Band USA 3.55 -8
174 Tullis Russell Mills Scotland 3.55 -12
175 Chapeltown Silver Yorkshire 3.54 -
176 Glossop Old Midlands 3.53 -9
177 Pontardulais Wales 3.50 +18
178 Amsterdam Brass Netherlands 3.47 +11
179 Ifton Colliery Midlands 3.43 -7
180 Shepherd Group North 3.43 -14
181 Roberts Bakery North West 3.38 -3
182 Brass Band Fršschl Hall Austria 3.40 New
183 J36 Brass North 3.33 -6
184 Mount Charles West 3.30 -21
185 Ascot Park Hotel of Invercargill New Zealand 3.27 -11
186 Tallgrass Brass Band USA 3.27 -10
187 Haydock North West 3.24 New
188 Oslofjorde Brass Norway 3.22 -18
189 Drighlington Yorkshire 3.09 -7
190 Brass Band Regensburg Germany 3.05 -4
191 Clackmannan District Scotland 3.03 -8
192 Brass Band Zele Belgium 3.02 -11
193 St. Austell Town West 3.01 -9
194 Willoughby City Australia 2.98 -4
195 Sola Brass Band Norway 2.97 -24
196 Staffordshire Midlands 2.95 -17
197 Newstead Brass Midlands 2.95 -17
198 Musikkorpset Gjallarhorn Norway 2.93 -11
199 Roche Brass West 2.92 -14
200 Glenorchy City Concert Brass Australia 2.88 -4