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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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Woodfalls2 1 2 5
Flowers1 4 1 6
Filton Concert Brass4 2 6 12
Aldbourne3 7 5 15
Camborne Town6 8 3 17
St Dennis7 p6 4 17
Verwood Concert Brass9 3 8 20
Lydbrook5 10 7 22
Hyde7 p7.5 p10 24.5
Lanner & District Silver8 5 12 25
St Austell Town11 9 9 29
Brunel Brass7 p12 11 30Relegated
Mount Charles10 11 13 a34Relegated
Number of bands131412
Average grading77.56.5

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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Chalford3 4 2 9Promoted
Bournemouth Concert Brass8 r2 1 11Promoted
Lympstone South West Telecoms8 p1 5 14
City of Bristol8 p6 p6 20
Michelmersh Silver8 9 4 21
Sherborne Town7 5 10 22
Roche Brass8 r6 r8 22
Forest of Dean Brass9 11 3 23
Glastonbury Brass8 r6 r9 23
Otterbourne Brass8 p6 p11 25
A W Parker (Drybrook)11 8 7 26
Bodmin Town8 p6 p12 26
Andover Town8 p6 p14 28
St Keverne6 7 16 29
Sidmouth Town8 p10 13 31Relegated
Wotton-under-Edge & District12 6 15 33Relegated
Number of bands151116
Average grading868.5

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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Helston Town8.5 r3 1 12.5Promoted
Soundhouse Brass4 10 3 17Promoted
Cinderford8.5 p9 p5 22.5
Camborne Junior Contesting9 5 9 23
Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver8.5 p9 p8 25.5
St Pinnock8.5 r12 6 26.5
Bream Silver6 8 13 27
Corsham8.5 p9 p10 27.5
Downton15 9 4 28
Denmead Brass8 14 7 29
Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne)8.5 p11 11 30.5
Shrewton Silver14 15 2 31
Cheltenham Silver8.5 p9 p14 31.5
Pendennis Brass Falmouth8.5 r9 ra16 33.5
Weston Brass8.5 p13 12 33.5
Poole Borough12 7 15 34Relegated
Number of bands161716
Average grading8.598.5

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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Hatherleigh Silver9.5 p9.5 p1 20Promoted
Lydney Town9.5 p8 5 22.5Promoted
New Forest Brass9.5 r9.5 r4 23
Gillingham Imperial Silver4 6 14 24
Porthleven Town9 9 6 24
Bath Spa12 4 11 27
Bratton Silver10 10 7 27
Bugle Silver9.5 r15 3 27.5
Ocean Brass9.5 r9.5 r9 28
South Molton Town13 7 8 28
St Stythians7 13 10 30
Swindon Pegasus Brass9.5 r11 13 33.5
Weymouth Concert Brass15 17 2 34
Indian Queens9.5 p9.5 p16 35
Pillowell Silver9.5 p9.5 p17 36
Swindon Brass8 16 12 36
Saltash Town9.5 p9.5 p18 37Relegated
Wilton & District6 12 19 a37Relegated
Tewkesbury Town16 14 15 45Relegated
Number of bands181818
Average grading9.59.59.5

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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Pendeen Silver6 10 2 18Promoted
Gosport Solent Brass15 8 1 24Promoted
Verwood Town5 12 7 24Promoted
Exeter Railway11 nb5 11 27
Test Valley Brass14 11 3 28
Nailsworth Silver7 15 6 28
Shanklin Town (IOW)16 3 9 28
Okehampton Excelsior Silver12 14 4 30
Bideford Town8 19 5 32
Heyl Town11 r6 16 a33
Wincanton Silver11 nb16 10 37
Spinnaker Brass11 r10.5 r16 a37.5
Chalford Academy11 r13 15 39
Tiverton Town18 9 12 39
Totnes11 17 16 a44
Launceston Town13 18 16 a47
Redruth Town19 21 a8 48
Shaftesbury Town17 20 13 50
Torbay Brass22 a21 a14 57
Newquay20 21 a16 a57
Lostwithiel Town21 21 a16 a58
Number of bands212015
Average grading1110.58

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