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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.

London & Southern Counties Championship Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Friary Guildford1 1 1 3
Zone One Brass3 4 2 9
Redbridge Brass2 6 3 11
Haverhill4 8 4 16
Wantage Silver 'A'9 3 5 17
Thundersley Brass7 2 9 18
Kidlington Concert Brass6.5 p5 7 18.5
East London Brass5 7 8 20
Aveley & Newham6 9 6 21
Hitchin Town6.5 p6 p11 23.5
Regent Brass6.5 p6 p12 24.5Relegated
Jersey Premier Brass6.5 p10 10 26.5Relegated
Number of bands121112
Average grading6.566.5

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


London & Southern Counties First Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Fulham5 5 2 12Promoted
Amersham9 p2 1 12Promoted
Sandhurst Silver11 1 7 19
Medway9 r8 r3 20
East of England Co-op9 r3 9 21
Milton Keynes Brass9 p8 p5 22
Staines Brass9 r4 10 23
Egham7 12 4 23
Grimsdyke Brass9 p14 6 29
Alder Valley Brass4 15 12 31
Soham Comrades9 p8 p14 31
Cawston16 7 8 31
Chiltern Hills Brass6 13 13 32
City of Cambridge8 11 15 34Relegated
Ware Brass14 10 11 35Relegated
Number of bands171515
Average grading988

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


London & Southern Counties Second Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
L.G.B. Brass6 1 5 12Promoted
Horsham Borough8.5 r5 4 17.5Promoted
Wantage Silver 'B'7 4 9 20
Tendring Brass8.5 p9.5 p2 20
Bedford Town8.5 r9.5 r3 21
Epsom & Ewell Silver8.5 r13 1 22.5
Colchester Silver8.5 r9.5 r7 25
BAE Systems9 10 6 25
Waterbeach8 8 10 26
St Sebastian Wokingham13 2 13 28
Chinnor Silver11 6 11 28
Oxford Cherwell Brass8.5 p9.5 p12 30
Yiewsley & West Drayton5 11 14 30
Castleton8.5 p18 8 34.5
Tilbury10 9 17 36
Fairlop Brass8.5 p14 18 40.5Relegated
Cold Ash Brass8.5 p17 15 40.5Relegated
Littleport Brass14 15 16 45Relegated
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


London & Southern Counties Third Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
City of Norwich7.5 p1 6 14.5Promoted
Epping Forest7.5 r5 2 14.5Promoted
Chichester City12 2 1 15
Hungerford7.5 r7.5 r3 18
Olney Town5 9 4 18
Welwyn Garden City7.5 r7.5 r7 22
Crystal Palace7.5 p7 8 22.5
Regent Community Brass7.5 p7.5 p9 24
Brighton & Hove City Brass11 8 5 24
Bradwell Silver7.5 p7.5 p10 25
Godalming7.5 nb7.5 nb14 29
Tadley Concert Brass4 13 12 29
Jubilee Brass (Oxford)10 6 13 29
East Coast Brass13 10 11 34Relegated
Hangleton8 12 15 35Relegated
Number of bands141415
Average grading7.57.58

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


London & Southern Counties Fourth Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Cottenham4 5 3 12Promoted
Great Yarmouth Brass14 3 2 19Promoted
Simon Langton Brass9.5 r9 r1 19.5
Woodbridge Excelsior7 9 8 24
Royston Town6 7 11 24
Watford3 6 16 25
Hemel Hempstead9.5 r12 4 25.5
Hadstock8 4 14 26
Pangbourne and District Silver15 8 5 28
Witney Town12 11 7 30
Luton Brass9.5 nb9 nb12 30.5
Letchworth Garden City13 14 6 33
Abbey Brass (Abingdon)11 13 10 34
City of Oxford Silver9.5 ra16 9 34.5
Patcham Silver9.5 nb9 nb18 36.5
Norfolk Wherry Brass9.5 ra9 r19 37.5
Amersham Community Brass9.5 nb17 13 39.5
Bletchington Silver17 10 17 44
Wantage Academy Brass10 18 d20 48
Snowdown Colliery16 18 a15 49
Marsh Gibbon Silver19 a16 21 a56
North London Brass18 18 a21 a57
Number of bands181720
Average grading9.5910.5

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