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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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Flowers1 1 2 4
Camborne Town3 5 1 9
Aldbourne5 2 4 11
Filton Concert Brass6 3 3 12
Woodfalls2 4 7 13
St Dennis4 6 6 16
Verwood Concert Brass8 7 5 20
Lympstone South West Telecoms6.5 p7 p10 23.5
Lydbrook7 8 9 24
Michelmersh Silver6.5 p7 p11 24.5
Bournemouth Concert Brass6.5 p12 8 26.5Relegated
Chalford6.5 p11 12 a29.5Relegated
Number of bands121311
Average grading6.576

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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Brunel Brass8.5 r4 1 13.5Promoted
Roche Brass8 7 2 17Promoted
Glastonbury Brass9 3 6 18
Forest of Dean Brass3 14 3 20
Lanner & District Silver8.5 r8.5 r4 21
Bodmin Town12 2 7 21
City of Bristol6 10 10 26
Sidmouth Town8.5 p8.5 p9 26
St Pinnock8.5 p8.5 p11 28
Andover Town14 6 8 28
Sherborne Town10 15 5 30
A W Parker (Drybrook)7 11 12 30
Camborne Junior Contesting8.5 p8.5 p13 30
St Austell Town8.5 r8.5 r14 31
Soundhouse Brass8.5 p8 15 31.5
Hyde8.5 r8.5 r17 34
Helston Town8.5 p9 18 a35.5Relegated
Otterbourne Brass11 12 16 39Relegated
Number of bands161617
Average grading8.58.59

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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Wotton-under-Edge & District8.5 r4 3 15.5Promoted
Hatherleigh Silver8.5 p6 1 15.5Promoted
Shrewton Silver2 10 4 16
St Keverne8.5 r8.5 r2 19
Weston Brass12 2 7 21
Mount Charles8.5 ra8.5 r9 26
Cinderford5 13 8 26
Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne)11 9 6 26
Denmead Brass7 14 5 26
Downton4 11 12 27
New Forest Brass8.5 p8.5 p10 27
Bream Silver13 5 13 31
Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver8 8 15 a31
South Molton Town8.5 p8.5 p14 31
Lydney Town8.5 p12 11 31.5Relegated
Corsham10 16 15 a41Relegated
Number of bands161614
Average grading8.58.57.5

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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Poole Borough9.5 r2 1 12.5Promoted
Gosport Solent Brass9.5 p1 3 13.5Promoted
Ocean Brass9 6 2 17
Porthleven Town6 8 5 19
Wroughton Silver9.5 p9.5 p4 23
Pendeen Silver9.5 p7 10 26.5
Bugle Silver3 10 14 a27
Exeter Railway9.5 p9.5 p9 28
Bratton Silver7 14 8 29
Swindon Brass12 4 13 29
Cheltenham Silver9.5 r9.5 r11 30
Verwood Town9.5 p15 7 31.5
Bath Spa11 9 12 32
Pendennis Brass Falmouth9.5 r9.5 ra14 a33
Gillingham Imperial Silver14 13 6 33
Weymouth Concert Brass2 18 a14 a34
St Stythians10 12 14 a36Relegated
Pillowell Silver17 11 14 a42Relegated
Number of bands181813
Average grading9.59.57

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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Nailsworth Silver6 3 1 10Promoted
Redruth Town8 1 2 11Promoted
Bideford Town5 6 6 17
Tewkesbury Town8 r8 3 19
Brunel Brass Academy8 nb9 nb4 21
Test Valley Brass3 13 8 24
Okehampton Excelsior Silver4 9 11 24
Saltash Town8 r7 10 25
Shaftesbury Town13 4 9 26
Illogan Sparnon Silver8 nb15 5 28
Cheltenham Silver Academy8 nb9 nb13 30
Swindon Pegasus Brass8 r9 r15 a32
Indian Queens8 r9 r15 a32
Chalford Academy15 11 7 33
Great Western Youth8 nb10 15 a33
Shanklin Town (IOW)9 14 15 a38
Tiverton Town12 12 15 a39
Wincanton Silver10 18 a12 40
Torbay Brass14 16 14 44
Launceston Town16 a17 15 a48
Number of bands151714
Average grading897.5

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