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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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Friary Guildford1 1 1 3
Redbridge Brass3 3 2 8
Zone One Brass2 6 3 11
East London Brass6 4 5 15
Haverhill6.5 p8 4 18.5
Aveley & Newham6.5 p6.5 p6 19
Thundersley Brass8 5 7 20
Wantage Silver 'A'10 2 9 21
Medway5 9 8 22
Northfleet Brass6.5 p6.5 p10 23
Staines Brass4 10 11 25Relegated
East of England Co-op6.5 p11 12 29.5Relegated
Number of bands121212
Average grading6.56.56.5

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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Kidlington Concert Brass8 r7 1 16Promoted
Jersey Premier Brass3 4 9 16Promoted
Hitchin Town11 3 3 17
Regent Brass8 r8.5 r2 18.5
Fulham2 13 5 20
Alder Valley Brass8 nb8.5 nb4 20.5
Chiltern Hills Brass8 p8.5 p6 22.5
Ware Brass4 5 14 23
Becontree Brass6 8 13 27
City of Cambridge9 10 8 27
Sandhurst Silver8 r8.5 r11 27.5
Egham10 12 7 29
Colchester Band8 p6 17 31
Cawston8 p8.5 p16 32.5
Bedford Town13 11 10 34
Epsom & Ewell Silver5 15 15 35Relegated
Horsham Borough15 9 12 36Relegated
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


London & Southern Counties Second Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Grimsdyke Brass7 4 1 12Promoted
Amersham4 7 2 13Promoted
Yiewsley & West Drayton2 9 5 16
Milton Keynes Brass8 r8.5 r3 19.5
Soham Comrades16 a3 4 23
Wantage Silver 'B'8 r8.5 r7 23.5
Waterbeach8 p8.5 p8 24.5
Hungerford5 8 12 25
Littleport Brass8 r5 14 27
L.G.B. Brass10 11 6 27
Chinnor Silver8 p8.5 p11 27.5
St Sebastian Wokingham14 2 13 29
BAE Systems8 p14 9 31
Tilbury13 12 10 35
Welwyn Garden City11 10 15 36
Norfolk Wherry Brass8 p16 17 a41Relegated
Epping Forest15 13 16 44Relegated
Number of bands151616
Average grading88.58.5

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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Fairlop Brass8.5 r6 3 17.5Promoted
Castleton8.5 p8.5 p1 18Promoted
Cold Ash Brass2 9 7 18Promoted
Tendring Brass8 2 9 19
Hangleton9 4 8 21
Oxford Cherwell Brass12 8 2 22
Tadley Concert Brass8.5 p10 4 22.5
Olney Town14 7 5 26
East Coast Brass8.5 p5 13 26.5
Brighton & Hove City Brass8.5 p8.5 p11 28
Chichester City8.5 r8.5 r12 29
Jubilee Brass (Oxford)10 11 10 31
Simon Langton Brass11 14 6 31
Hemel Hempstead6 12 14 32Relegated
City of Oxford Silver7 16 15 a38Relegated
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


London & Southern Counties Fourth Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
City of Norwich1 5 2 8Promoted
Crystal Palace10 2 9 21Promoted
Regent Community Brass11.5 r9.5 r1 22
Watford4 16 3 23
Bradwell Silver11 8 5 24
Woodbridge Excelsior8 11 7 26
Letchworth Garden City7 7 13 27
Witney Town17 3 12 32
Cottenham16 14 4 34
Snowdown Colliery12 6 16 34
Great Yarmouth Brass11.5 r9.5 r14 35
Royston Town19 10 6 35
North London Brass5 13 18 36
Pangbourne and District Silver11.5 nb12 15 38.5
Hadstock18 15 8 41
Wantage Academy Brass13 18 10 41
Abbey Brass (Abingdon)15 17 11 43
Bletchington Silver20 9 17 46
St Albans City11.5 ra19 a19 a49.5Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Betteshanger Welfare11.5 r19 a19 a49.5
Godalming14 19 a19 a52
Ampthill Town21 19 a19 a59
Marsh Gibbon Silver22 19 a19 a60
Charles Church Camberley23 a19 a19 a61Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands221818
Average grading11.59.59.5

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