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Grading Tables

The national brass band gradings are determined by each band's results at the regional championships over a three year period. At the end of each year, the bands with the two lowest aggregate scores in each section are promoted and the bands with the two highest aggregate scores are relegated. The winners of the lower section finals also get promoted.

These are our estimates of the grading tables following recent contests, not the official tables! Promotions and relegations won't be official until confirmed by the relevant regional committee.

West of England Championship Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Flowers1 1 4 6
Filton Concert Brass3 4 2 9
Woodfalls9 2 1 12
Camborne Town2 6 8 16
Aldbourne8 3 7 18
Verwood Concert Brass7 p9 3 19
St Dennis7 p7 p6 20
Lanner & District Silver7 8 5 20
Lydbrook10 5 10 25
Mount Charles5 10 11 26
St Austell Town6 11 9 26
Brunel Brass7 p7 p12 26
Roche Brass7 p7 p13 27Relegated
Yeovil Town7 p7 14 28Relegated
Number of bands131313
Average grading777

p = average grading after promotion, r = average grading after relegation, nb = average grading for new band, a = absent, d = disqualified


West of England First Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Hyde4 5 3 12Promoted
Chalford9 3 4 16
Lympstone South West Telecoms8 p8 p1 17
Bournemouth Concert Brass8 r8 r2 18
St Keverne5 6 7 18
Sherborne Town8 r7 5 20
Michelmersh Silver7 8 9 24
Sidmouth Town8 p8 p10 26
Wotton-under-Edge & District8 p12 6 26
A W Parker (Drybrook)8 p11 8 27
Forest of Dean Brass11 9 11 31
Pendennis Brass Falmouth10 13 12 a35Relegated
Number of bands151511
Average grading886

p = average grading after promotion, r = average grading after relegation, nb = average grading for new band, a = absent, d = disqualified


West of England Second Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Bodmin Town3 5 1 9Promoted
City of Bristol7 1 6 14Promoted
Andover Town6 7 4 17Promoted
Otterbourne Brass8 r8.5 r2 18.5Promoted
Helston Town8 r8.5 r3 19.5
Soundhouse Brass8 p4 10 22
Camborne Junior Contesting8 p9 5 22
Poole Borough5 12 7 24
Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne)8 p8.5 p11 27.5
Downton4 15 9 28
St Pinnock8 r8.5 r12 28.5
Bream Silver15 6 8 29
Weston Brass8 p8.5 p13 29.5
Denmead Brass8 p8 14 30
Shrewton Silver8 r14 15 37
Ocean Brass11 11 17 39Relegated
New Forest Brass10 13 16 39Relegated
Number of bands151617
Average grading88.59

p = average grading after promotion, r = average grading after relegation, nb = average grading for new band, a = absent, d = disqualified


West of England Third Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver5 3 3 11Promoted
Cinderford8 5 5 18Promoted
Corsham6 11 2 19Promoted
Cheltenham Silver8.5 p9.5 p1 19Promoted
Bath Spa4 12 4 20
Gillingham Imperial Silver13 4 6 23
Wilton & District7 6 12 25
Lydney Town8.5 p9.5 p8 26
Porthleven Town8.5 p9 9 26.5
Swindon Pegasus Brass8.5 r9.5 r11 29
Bratton Silver9 10 10 29
South Molton Town10 13 7 30
St Stythians12 7 13 32
Bugle Silver8.5 r9.5 r15 33
Tewkesbury Town8.5 p16 14 38.5
Swindon Brass15 8 16 39
Weymouth Concert Brass8.5 p15 17 40.5
Spinnaker Brass11 14 18 d43Relegated
Number of bands161818
Average grading8.59.59.5

p = average grading after promotion, r = average grading after relegation, nb = average grading for new band, a = absent, d = disqualified


West of England Fourth Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Hatherleigh Silver15 1 1 17Promoted
Pillowell Silver1 10 7 18Promoted
Saltash Town8 9 2 19Promoted
Indian Queens11 nb4 4 19Promoted
Exeter Railway11 nb11 nb5 27
Heyl Town11 r11 r6 28
Pendeen Silver12 6 10 28
Verwood Town13 5 12 30
Totnes3 11 17 31
Gosport Solent Brass10 15 8 33
Shanklin Town (IOW)14 16 3 33
Tiverton Town6 18 9 33
Chalford Academy11 r11 r13 35
Test Valley Brass11 r14 11 36
Bideford Town9 8 19 36
Nailsworth Silver16 7 15 38
Wincanton Silver11 nb11 nb16 38
Launceston Town11 r13 18 42
Okehampton Excelsior Silver18 12 14 44
Newquay11 nb20 21 a52
Lostwithiel Town11 nb21 21 a53
Shaftesbury Town19 17 20 56
Redruth Town17 19 21 a57
Torbay Brass20 22 a21 a63
Marshfield21 22 a21 a64
Wellington Silver22 a22 a21 a65Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands212120
Average grading111110.5

p = average grading after promotion, r = average grading after relegation, nb = average grading for new band, a = absent, d = disqualified