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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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Flowers4 1 1 6
Woodfalls1 2 4 7
Filton Concert Brass2 6 3 11
Aldbourne7 5 2 14
Camborne Town8 3 5 16
St Dennis6 4 6 16
Verwood Concert Brass3 8 7 18
Lydbrook10 7 8 25
Chalford7.5 p6.5 p11 25
Bournemouth Concert Brass7.5 p6.5 p12 26
St Austell Town9 9 9 27Relegated
Lanner & District Silver5 12 10 27Relegated
Hyde7.5 p10 13 30.5Relegated
Number of bands141213
Average grading7.56.57

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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Lympstone South West Telecoms1 5 5 11Promoted
Michelmersh Silver9 4 1 14Promoted
Glastonbury Brass6 r9 3 18
Brunel Brass6 r8.5 r4 18.5
Bodmin Town6 p12 2 20
Roche Brass6 r8 7 21
City of Bristol6 p6 10 22
Soundhouse Brass6 p8.5 p8 22.5
Helston Town6 p8.5 p9 23.5
A W Parker (Drybrook)8 7 11 26
Andover Town6 p14 6 26
Forest of Dean Brass11 3 14 28
Otterbourne Brass6 p11 12 29
Sherborne Town5 10 15 30
Mount Charles6 r8.5 ra16 30.5Relegated
St Keverne7 16 13 36Relegated
Number of bands111616
Average grading68.58.5

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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Sidmouth Town9 r8.5 r1 18.5Promoted
St Pinnock12 6 3 21Promoted
Camborne Junior Contesting5 9 7 21Promoted
Wotton-under-Edge & District9 r8.5 r4 21.5
Hatherleigh Silver9 p8.5 p6 23.5
Downton9 4 11 24
Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver9 p8 8 25
Bream Silver8 13 5 26
Shrewton Silver15 2 10 27
Cinderford9 p5 13 27
Weston Brass13 12 2 27
Lydney Town9 p8.5 p12 29.5
Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne)11 11 9 31
Corsham9 p10 16 35
Denmead Brass14 7 14 35
Cheltenham Silver9 p14 15 38Relegated
Pendennis Brass Falmouth9 ra16 17 a42Relegated
Number of bands171616
Average grading98.58.5

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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
South Molton Town7 8 3 18Promoted
New Forest Brass9.5 r4 5 18.5Promoted
Gosport Solent Brass9.5 p9.5 p1 20
Poole Borough9.5 r9.5 r2 21
Porthleven Town9 6 8 23
Bath Spa4 11 9 24
Ocean Brass9.5 r9 6 24.5
Pendeen Silver9.5 p9.5 p7 26
Bugle Silver15 3 10 28
Bratton Silver10 7 14 31
Swindon Brass16 12 4 32
Gillingham Imperial Silver6 14 13 33
Verwood Town9.5 p9.5 p15 34
St Stythians13 10 12 35
Pillowell Silver9.5 p17 11 37.5
Weymouth Concert Brass17 2 19 a38
Swindon Pegasus Brass11 13 16 40Relegated
Indian Queens9.5 p16 17 42.5Relegated
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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Wroughton Silver10.5 nb8 nb2 20.5Promoted
Exeter Railway5 11 5 21Promoted
Nailsworth Silver15 6 3 24
Saltash Town10.5 r8 r7 25.5
Shanklin Town (IOW)3 9 14 26
Tewkesbury Town10.5 r8 r8 26.5
Test Valley Brass11 3 13 27
Okehampton Excelsior Silver14 4 9 27
Great Western Youth10.5 nb8 nb10 28.5
Bideford Town19 5 6 30
Redruth Town21 a8 1 30
Tiverton Town9 12 12 33
Illogan Sparnon Silver10.5 nb8 nb15 33.5
Wilton & District10.5 r8 ra18 a36.5
Shaftesbury Town20 13 4 37
Chalford Academy13 15 11 39
Heyl Town6 16 a18 a40
Wincanton Silver16 10 18 a44
Spinnaker Brass10.5 r16 a18 a44.5
Launceston Town18 16 a17 51
Torbay Brass21 a14 16 51
Totnes17 16 a18 a51
Number of bands201517
Average grading10.589

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