On the edge of history

Issue 5946

Cory Band looks to make further history at the RAH on 8 October. All about the National Final and much more in the latest packed edition of BB!

Rankings - 1 October 2016

The latest Band Supplies - British Bandsman World Rankings have few positional changes at the very top following the recent British Open Championships, but Cory’s victory sees the Welsh giant consolidate its position to the point where a tenth successive end-of-year number one spot is already assured. Brass Band Willebroek’s excellent showing also sees the multiple Belgian and European champion move back into the top ten.

There were also significant moves for the successful bands at the National Finals in Cheltenham and the next update in November will, of course, include the result of the National Final in London. The other contests taking place since the last update were:

Victoria State Championships - won by Darebin City Brass

Land O’ Burns - won by Co-operative Funeralcare

Exmouth Festival of Brass - won by South West Communications

Dr. Martin Wainstones Cup - won by Co-operative Funeralcare

Hardraw Scar - won by Elland Silver

New South Wales Championships - won by Central Coast Brass

NEDDC Entertainment Contest - won by Shirebrook Miners Welfare

SCABA Autumn Contest - won by Wantage Silver ‘A’

Swiss Open - won by Ensemble de Cuivres Valasian

Fife Charities - won by Bon Accord Silver

Position Band Region Points Change
1 Cory Wales 1992.03 -
2 Black Dyke Yorkshire 1155.35 -
3 Brighouse and Rastrick Yorkshire 1049.98 -
4 Grimethorpe Colliery Yorkshire 616.93 -
5 Tredegar Wales 438.87 -
6 Flowers West 392.89 -
7 Brass Band Willebroek Belgium 332.05 +8
8 Foden's North West 308.44 -1
9 Fairey North West 264.41 -1
10 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Yorkshire 234.64 -1
11 Eikanger-Bj¿rsvik Norway 233.08 -1
12 Burgermusik Luzern Switzerland 205.42 -
13 Valaisia Brass Band Switzerland 200.70 -
14 Co-operative Funeralcare Scotland 200.07 +2
15 Leyland North West 194.64 +2
16 Virtuosi GUS Midlands 169.59 -5
17 Whitburn Scotland 163.45 -3
18 Buizingen Belgium 161.04 -
19 Paris Brass Band France 124.49 +1
20 Desford Colliery Midlands 123.62 +8
21 Stavanger Norway 113.69 +1
22 Reg Vardy North 109.97 -1
23 Woodfalls West 107.65 -4
24 Rothwell Temperance Yorkshire 103.64 -1
25 Tongwynlais Temperance Wales 93.01 -1
26 Hepworth Yorkshire 88.73 -1
27 Manger Musikklag Norway 77.65 -1
28 Hammonds Saltaire Yorkshire 63.06 +1
29 Brass Band Treize Etoiles Switzerland 60.40 +1
30 Jaguar Land Rover Midlands 60.18 -3
31 Northop Wales 52.26 +1
32 Brass Band Schoonhoven Netherlands 51.90 +1
33 Camborne Town West 49.83 -2
34 Llwydcoed Wales 41.42 +4
35 Burry Port Town Wales 40.25 +4
36 Friary Guildford London & SC 39.18 -1
37 Wingates North West 38.26 -1
38 Aldbourne West 37.69 -4
39 Kirkintilloch Scotland 36.94 -2
40 Milnrow North West 32.96 +5
41 Noord Limburgse Belgium 32.76 +7
42 Thoresby Colliery Midlands 31.96 -2
43 EYMS North 31.58 -2
44 Fountain City USA 30.85 -1
45 Wellington Brass New Zealand 29.72 -1
46 Goodwick Brass Wales 29.54 +1
47 Zone One Brass London & SC 28.97 -1
48 Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan A Switzerland 28.91 +13
49 Redbridge Brass London & SC 28.20 -7
50 Provinciale Brassband Groningen Netherlands 26.95 -
51 St. Dennis West 26.65 +50
52 Nord-Pas-de-Calais France 25.88 -3
53 City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Wales 24.57 +1
54 Kingdom Brass Scotland 23.94 -3
55 Bon Accord Scotland 22.94 +3
56 Brisbane Excelsior Australia 22.68 +1
57 Filton Concert Brass West 22.39 -5
58 Marsden Silver Yorkshire 20.40 -2
59 Ashton-under-Lyne North West 20.10 -4
60 Rainford North West 20.00 -7
61 Tylorstown Wales 19.54 +1
62 Dalmellington Scotland 19.07 -3
63 Bayerische Brassband Akademie (3BA) Germany 18.84 +1
64 Ratby Co-operative Midlands 18.71 -4
65 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Yorkshire 18.33 -
66 Wantage Silver 'A' London & SC 17.66 +2
67 Jaren Hornmusikkforening Norway 16.83 -4
68 Vernon Building Society Poynton North West 16.79 +80
69 Ebbw Valley Brass Wales 16.33 +10
70 City of Bradford Yorkshire 16.13 +2
71 Brass Band Fribourg Switzerland 16.02 -2
72 Lyngby Taarbaek Denmark 15.56 -2
73 Brass Band Berneroberland Switzerland 15.08 -
74 Bj¿rsvik Brass Norway 14.84 -7
75 Aveley and Newham London & SC 14.84 +31
76 Brass Band Oberšsterreich Austria 14.33 +1
77 Woolston Brass New Zealand 14.20 -6
78 Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass Scotland 14.14 +12
79 NASUWT Riverside North 13.78 -13
80 UNITE the Union (City of Sheffield) Yorkshire 13.25 -4
81 Atlantic Brass Band USA 13.22 -7
82 Oslo Brass Band Norway 12.65 -7
83 BTM Wales 12.24 -3
84 James Madison University USA 12.04 -6
85 Windcorp Sweden 11.23 -3
86 Brass Band of Central Florida USA 10.87 -5
87 Central Coast Brass Australia 10.78 +11
88 Festival Brass Band Belgium 10.31 +7
89 Blackburn and Darwen North West 10.02 -6
90 Concord Denmark 10.02 -1
91 Downshire Brass N. Ireland 9.69 -
92 Aeolus France 9.66 -5
93 Fishburn North 9.61 -9
94 Derwent Brass Midlands 9.57 -9
95 Krohnengen Norway 9.16 -7
96 Brass Band Heist Belgium 8.91 +6
97 Blidworth Welfare Midlands 8.48 +91
98 Brass Band Leieland Belgium 8.34 +15
99 Pemberton Old Wigan DW North West 8.25 -7
100 1st Old Boys Association Silver N. Ireland 8.23 -1
101 Brass Band de Douai France 8.13 -4
102 Co-operative Funeralcare North West North West 7.84 -9
103 Stannington Brass Yorkshire 7.74 New
104 Brass Band de W‰ldsang Netherlands 7.73 -
105 Brass Band Sachsen Germany 7.66 +2
106 Mount Charles West 7.56 -12
107 Oldham Band (Lees) North West 7.43 -7
108 Brass Band Rijnmond Netherlands 7.27 +1
109 Dublin Silver USA 7.22 +1
110 North Shore Brass New Zealand 7.11 -5
111 Lourdes Brass Band Ireland 7.09 -
112 Dalewool Auckland Brass New Zealand 7.03 -4
113 Lydbrook West 6.95 -10
114 Skelmanthorpe Yorkshire 6.73 +4
115 Austrian Brass Band - University of Graz Austria 6.71 +4
116 Roberts Bakery North West 6.61 -4
117 Waitakere Auckland Brass New Zealand 6.58 -2
118 Footscray-Yarraville City Australia 6.46 +4
119 Princeton BB USA 6.42 -5
120 Pemberton Old Wigan DW 'B' North West 6.37 -24
121 Unison Kinneil Scotland 6.16 +3
122 Darebin City - Preston Band Australia 6.14 +8
123 Brass of the Potomac USA 6.13 -6
124 Bournemouth Concert West 6.10 +1
125 Newstead Brass Midlands 6.06 -9
126 Strata Brass Yorkshire 5.94 -
127 Aarhus Denmark 5.87 -4
128 Jackfield Elcock Reisen Midlands 5.81 +42
129 Newtongrange Silver Scotland 5.79 -9
130 Solna Brass Sweden 5.44 -3
131 Staffordshire Midlands 5.40 -10
132 Seindorf Beaumaris Wales 5.20 -46
133 Brassage France 5.11 -5
134 Gunnedah Shire Band Australia 5.05 -5
135 Murley Silver N. Ireland 4.99 -2
136 City of Bristol West 4.97 New
137 Brisbane Brass No. 1 Australia 4.94 -5
138 Italian Brass Band Italy 4.94 +5
139 Kidlington Concert London & SC 4.91 -5
140 Clackmannan District Scotland 4.86 -9
141 Soli Brass Netherlands 4.74 -6
142 Deiniolen Wales 4.70 -2
143 Bazuin-Oenkerk Netherlands 4.67 -4
144 Diggle North West 4.63 -3
145 Drighlington Yorkshire 4.59 -9
146 Enderby Midlands 4.57 -1
147 Chapeltown Silver Yorkshire 4.56 +7
148 Chicago Brass Band USA 4.55 -11
149 Laganvale (Metal Technology) N. Ireland 4.49 -7
150 Pontardulais Wales 4.47 -
151 Thundersley London & SC 4.33 -5
152 Easington Colliery North 4.33 -8
153 Hatfield Yorkshire 4.31 +14
154 Kleppe Musikklag Norway 4.30 -7
155 East London Brass London & SC 4.27 -17
156 Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgau Germany 4.24 -4
157 Ensemble de Cuivres MŽlodia Switzerland 4.16 -6
158 Elland Yorkshire 4.15 +31
159 South Brisbane Federal Australia 4.10 -6
160 Parc and Dare Wales 4.03 +2
161 Drogheda Brass Band Ireland 3.98 -3
162 Brass Band Zele Belgium 3.96 +19
163 Longridge North West 3.95 -7
164 Amsterdam Brass Netherlands 3.92 -9
165 Silkeborg Blaeserne Denmark 3.92 -6
166 Llanrug Wales 3.91 -
167 Verwood Concert Brass West 3.81 -6
168 Sola Brass Band Norway 3.71 -19
169 St. Austell Town West 3.67 -9
170 Markham and District Wales 3.64 +4
171 Blaenavon Town Wales 3.62 +4
172 Oslofjorde Brass Norway 3.54 -9
173 Roche Brass West 3.53 -2
174 Felling North 3.52 -17
175 Newmilns and Galston Scotland 3.52 +1
176 Spal Automotive Sovereign Brass Midlands 3.49 -8
177 St Mary's Band Club Australia 3.44 -
178 Ila Brass Norway 3.43 -14
179 Betlehemskyrkans Brass Sweden 3.38 -1
180 Lanner and District Silver West 3.37 -11
181 Lewis Merthyr Wales 3.28 +1
182 Hebden Bridge Yorkshire 3.26 -10
183 Bo'ness and Carriden Scotland 3.25 -4
184 Tertnes Brass Norway 3.19 -19
185 Morecambe North West 3.16 -5
186 Tullis Russell Mills Scotland 3.16 New
187 Molde Brass Band Norway 3.16 -14
188 Staines Brass London & SC 3.10 +4
189 Lockwood Brass North 3.08 +1
190 Hade Edge Yorkshire 3.01 -5
191 Boarshurst Silver (Greenfield) North West 2.99 New
192 Eccles Borough North West 2.95 -9
193 Marlborough District Brass New Zealand 2.89 -9
194 Johnstone Silver Scotland 2.85 -7
195 Warringah Concert Brass Australia 2.78 New
196 Cwmaman Institute Wales 2.64 -2
197 Haydock North West 2.59 New
198 Medway London & SC 2.55 -7
199 Yeovil Town West 2.54 -13
200 Haslingden and Helmshore North West 2.54 -7