Bringing a smile to banding

Issue 5951

RNCM and Durham pass with distinction at UniBrass
Eikanger sets the gold standard in Norway
2017 Regional Championships previewed

Rankings

The latest Band Supplies - British Bandsman see some significant changes following national events in Norway and France during February. Eikanger-Bjørsvik’s memorable victory in Bergen sees the perennial Norwegian favourite back in the top ten, while the newly-renamed Hauts-de-France Brass Band (formerly Nord-Pas-de-Calais) reclaimed the French title for the first time since 2011 and moved 27 places up the table as a result.

The other contests taking place since the last update were:

Durham County BBA - won by Easington Colliery; Welsh Open Tongwynlais Temperance; Dublin Festival of Brass - won by Dublin Silver.

Next on the agenda are the Regional Championships around the UK, when we expect to see considerable changes throughout the entire table.

Position Band Region Points Change
1 Cory Wales 2170.24 -
2 Brighouse and Rastrick Yorkshire 1056.68 -
3 Black Dyke Yorkshire 943.97 -
4 Grimethorpe Colliery Yorkshire 704.97 -
5 Flowers West 491.64 -
6 Fairey North West 436.75 -
7 Tredegar Wales 352.37 -
8 Foden's North West 341.52 -
9 Virtuosi GUS Midlands 314.65 -
10 Eikanger-Bjorsvik Norway 270.52 2
11 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Yorkshire 266.71 -1
12 Brass Band Willebroek Belgium 257.66 -1
13 Valaisia Brass Band Switzerland 166.62 -
14 Stavanger Norway 162.92 7
15 Burgermusik Luzern Switzerland 162.83 -1
16 Whitburn Scotland 158.91 -1
17 Leyland North West 154.79 -1
18 Co-operative Funeralcare Scotland 150.23 -1
19 Desford Colliery Midlands 147.05 -1
20 Buizingen Belgium 136.16 -1
21 Woodfalls West 135.61 -1
22 Reg Vardy North 106.23 -
23 Brass Band Schoonhoven Netherlands 104.76 -
24 Paris Brass Band France 90.98 -
25 Manger Musikklag Norway 90.65 5
26 Tongwynlais Temperance Wales 79.94 -
27 Rothwell Temperance Yorkshire 77.05 -2
28 Friary Guildford London & SC 71.48 -1
29 Hepworth Yorkshire 65.89 -1
30 Jaguar Land Rover Midlands 58.96 -1
31 Brass Band Treize Etoiles Switzerland 52.52 -
32 Hammonds Saltaire Yorkshire 50.5 -
33 Aldbourne West 43.91 -
34 Hauts-de-France Brass Band France 43.16 27
35 Wingates North West 42.05 -1
36 Northop Wales 39.44 -1
37 Camborne Town West 39.15 -1
38 Redbridge Brass London & SC 38.82 -1
39 Bjorsvik Brass Norway 38.63 18
40 Llwydcoed Wales 35.08 -2
41 Noord Limburgse Belgium 32.57 -2
42 Dalmellington Scotland 31.59 -2
43 Milnrow North West 31.51 -2
44 Fountain City USA 30.97 -2
45 Burry Port Town Wales 30.37 -2
46 Thoresby Colliery Midlands 29 -2
47 Rainford North West 28.41 -2
48 EYMS North 26.62 -1
49 Jaren Hornmusikkforening Norway 26.59 32
50 Kirkintilloch Scotland 26.55 -4
51 Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan A Switzerland 24.49 -3
52 Goodwick Brass Wales 23.33 -3
53 Aeolus France 23.09 69
54 Provinciale Brassband Groningen Netherlands 21.95 -4
55 Zone One Brass London & SC 21.32 -4
56 Filton Concert Brass West 21.01 -
57 Wellington Brass New Zealand 20.29 -5
58 City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Wales 20.07 -4
59 St. Dennis West 19.43 -4
60 Tylorstown Wales 19.41 -7
61 Oslo Brass Band Norway 18.65 28
62 Kingdom Brass Scotland 17.9 -4
63 Marsden Silver Yorkshire 17.3 -4
64 Lyngby Taarbaek Denmark 16.81 -2
65 Ratby Co-operative Midlands 16.8 -5
66 Ashton-under-Lyne North West 16.5 -3
67 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Yorkshire 16.37 -3
68 Bon Accord Scotland 16.37 -3
69 Brisbane Excelsior Australia 16.19 -3
70 Ebbw Valley Brass Wales 15.95 -3
71 Concord Denmark 15.15 -3
72 Dublin Silver USA 14.86 4
73 Wantage Silver 'A' London & SC 14.37 -4
74 Bayerische Brassband Akademie (3BA) Germany 13.64 -3
75 Windcorp Sweden 13.62 -5
76 Brass Band Fribourg Switzerland 13.15 -3
77 Brass Band Berneroberland Switzerland 12.92 -5
78 Brass Band Heist Belgium 12.73 -4
79 Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass Scotland 12.68 -4
80 Kleppe Musikklag Norway 12.29 73
81 Vernon Building Society Poynton North West 12.28 -4
82 Brass Band Oberosterreich Austria 12.24 -3
83 UNITE the Union (City of Sheffield) Yorkshire 11.98 -3
84 City of Bradford Yorkshire 11.88 -6
85 Solna Brass Sweden 11.51 -3
86 Aveley and Newham London & SC 11.3 -3
87 Krohnengen Norway 10.97 26
88 BTM Wales 10.89 -2
89 NASUWT Riverside North 10.86 -4
90 Laganvale (Metal Technology) N. Ireland 10.85 -6
91 Brass Band de Douai France 10.75 37
92 Downshire Brass N. Ireland 10.56 -5
93 Derwent Brass Midlands 10.49 -5
94 Brass Band of Central Florida USA 10.46 -3
95 1st Old Boys Association Silver N. Ireland 10.1 -5
96 Blackburn and Darwen North West 10.03 -4
97 Brass Band Leieland Belgium 9.83 -4
98 Atlantic Brass Band USA 9.77 -3
99 Festival Brass Band Belgium 9.67 -5
100 Brass Band de Waldsang Netherlands 9.61 -3
101 Woolston Brass New Zealand 9.55 -5
102 Ensemble de Cuivres Melodia Switzerland 9.15 -4
103 Bazuin-Oenkerk Netherlands 9.11 -4
104 Oldham Band (Lees) North West 9.06 -4
105 James Madison University USA 8.89 -4
106 Stannington Brass Yorkshire 8.4 -3
107 Skelmanthorpe Yorkshire 8.39 -5
108 Pemberton Old Wigan DW 'B' North West 8.11 -4
109 Haverhill London & SC 7.9 -1
110 Aarhus Denmark 7.85 -5
111 Brass Band de Lyon France 7.83 New
112 Hatfield Yorkshire 7.81 -5
113 Central Coast Brass Australia 7.79 -7
114 Deiniolen Wales 7.67 -5
115 East London Brass London & SC 7.62 -5
116 Verwood Concert Brass West 7.48 -5
117 Brassage France 6.96 54
118 Fishburn North 6.84 -6
119 Soli Brass Netherlands 6.67 -5
120 Eccles Borough North West 6.65 -3
121 Pemberton Old Wigan DW North West 6.65 -6
122 Lourdes Brass Band Ireland 6.62 -6
123 Co-operative Funeralcare North West North West 6.49 -5
124 Molde Brass Band Norway 6.34 New
125 Lydbrook West 6.24 -6
126 Blidworth Welfare Midlands 6.2 -5
127 Mount Charles West 6.18 -7
128 Brass Band Rijnmond Netherlands 6.01 -5
129 Newtongrange Silver Scotland 5.8 -5
130 Brass Band Sachsen Germany 5.53 -4
131 Unison Kinneil Scotland 5.51 -6
132 Kidlington Concert London & SC 5.26 -5
133 Italian Brass Band Italy 5.22 -3
134 Newstead Brass Midlands 5.12 -5
135 Tertnes Brass Norway 5.01 40
136 Roberts Bakery North West 4.93 -1
137 Bournemouth Concert West 4.91 -6
138 Markham and District Wales 4.9 -5
139 Austrian Brass Band - University of Graz Austria 4.88 1
140 Longridge North West 4.85 -3
141 Betlehemskyrkans Brass Sweden 4.84 -9
142 Dalewool Auckland Brass New Zealand 4.83 -8
143 North Shore Brass New Zealand 4.8 -7
144 Jackfield Elcock Reisen Midlands 4.8 -5
145 Princeton BB USA 4.74 -4
146 Musikkorpset Gjallarhorn Norway 4.73 15
147 Gota Brass Sweden 4.73 -9
148 City of Bristol West 4.63 -3
149 Footscray-Yarraville City Australia 4.63 -7
150 Oslofjorde Brass Norway 4.62 48
151 Brass Band Zele Belgium 4.55 -8
152 Brass of the Potomac USA 4.53 -5
153 Amsterdam Brass Netherlands 4.51 -9
154 Waitakere Auckland Brass New Zealand 4.47 -8
155 Darebin City - Preston Band Australia 4.42 -7
156 Chicago Brass Band USA 4.39 -7
157 Easington Colliery North 4.34 15
158 Strata Brass Yorkshire 4.32 -8
159 Staffordshire Midlands 4.29 -8
160 Elland Yorkshire 4.24 -8
161 Drighlington Yorkshire 4.05 -6
162 Silkeborg Blaeserne Denmark 4.03 -8
163 Murley Silver N. Ireland 3.83 -6
164 Diggle North West 3.8 -8
165 Ila Brass Norway 3.79 New
166 Hade Edge Yorkshire 3.71 -8
167 Drogheda Brass Band Ireland 3.65 -8
168 Gunnedah Shire Band Australia 3.62 -8
169 Brisbane Brass No. 1 Australia 3.52 -7
170 Enderby Midlands 3.51 -7
171 Clackmannan District Scotland 3.43 -7
172 Thundersley London & SC 3.35 -6
173 Pontardulais Wales 3.35 -8
174 Abergavenny Borough Wales 3.31 -7
175 Chapeltown Silver Yorkshire 3.26 -7
176 Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgau Germany 3.26 -6
177 Blaenavon Town Wales 3.24 -4
178 Spal Automotive Sovereign Brass Midlands 3.21 -9
179 Sola Brass Band Norway 3.18 16
180 Hebden Bridge Yorkshire 3.12 -4
181 FDF Christianshavn Brass Denmark 3.08 -7
182 Ifton Colliery Midlands 3.07 -5
183 CWA Carrickfergus N. Ireland 3.03 -5
184 Parc and Dare Wales 3 -5
185 St. Austell Town West 2.94 -5
186 Llanrug Wales 2.93 -4
187 South Brisbane Federal Australia 2.93 -6
188 Bo'ness and Carriden Scotland 2.91 -5
189 Lewis Merthyr Wales 2.87 -4
190 Uffes Blas Sweden 2.8 -4
191 Liberty Brass Band Ostschweiz Switzerland 2.79 -7
192 Brass Band Kortrijk Belgium 2.74 -5
193 Lanner and District Silver West 2.71 -5
194 Roche Brass West 2.67 -4
195 Newmilns and Galston Scotland 2.63 -4
196 Morecambe North West 2.62 -7
197 Medway London & SC 2.54 -5
198 Felling North 2.53 -5
199 Crofton Silver Yorkshire 2.51 -3
200 St Mary's Band Club Australia 2.48 -6
200 Johnstone Silver Scotland 2.55 -3