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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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Friary Guildford1 1 3 5
Zone One Brass4 2 5 11
Redbridge Brass6 3 2 11
Haverhill8 4 1 13
Wantage Silver 'A'3 5 8 16
Amersham6 p6.5 p4 16.5
Fulham6 p6.5 p7 19.5
East London Brass7 8 6 21
Kidlington Concert Brass5 7 9 21
Thundersley Brass2 9 10 21
Aveley & Newham9 6 11 26Relegated
Hitchin Town6 11 12 29Relegated
Number of bands111212
Average grading66.56.5

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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Sandhurst Silver1 7 2 10Promoted
East of England Co-op3 9 1 13Promoted
Milton Keynes Brass7.5 p5 3 15.5
Medway7.5 r3 7 17.5
Egham12 4 4 20
Cawston7 8 5 20
Regent Brass7.5 r8 r9 24.5
Soham Comrades7.5 p14 6 27.5
L.G.B. Brass7.5 p8 p12 27.5
Staines Brass4 10 14 28
Horsham Borough7.5 p8 p13 28.5
Grimsdyke Brass14 6 10 30
Jersey Premier Brass7.5 r8 p15 30.5
Chiltern Hills Brass13 13 8 34Relegated
Alder Valley Brass15 12 11 38Relegated
Number of bands141515
Average grading7.588

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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Wantage Silver 'B'4 9 3 16Promoted
Bedford Town9.5 r3 5 17.5Promoted
City of Norwich9.5 p9.5 p1 20
Tendring Brass9.5 2 9 20.5
St Sebastian Wokingham2 13 6 21
Waterbeach8 10 4 22
Epsom & Ewell Silver13 1 10 24
Ware Brass9.5 r9.5 r7 26
City of Cambridge9.5 r9.5 r8 27
BAE Systems10 6 12 28
Tilbury9 17 2 28
Chinnor Silver6 11 11 28
Oxford Cherwell Brass9.5 p12 13 34.5
Colchester Silver9.5 r7 18 a34.5
Epping Forest9.5 p9.5 p16 35
Yiewsley & West Drayton11 14 14 39
Castleton18 8 17 43Relegated
Cold Ash Brass17 15 15 47Relegated
Number of bands181817
Average grading9.59.59

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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Chichester City2 1 3 6Promoted
Olney Town9 4 2 15Promoted
Bradwell Silver7.5 p10 1 18.5
Fairlop Brass7.5 r8 r4 19.5
Crystal Palace7 8 5 20
Welwyn Garden City7.5 r7 7 21.5
Simon Langton Brass7.5 p8 p8 23.5
Littleport Brass7.5 r8 r9 24.5
Jubilee Brass (Oxford)6 13 6 25
Hungerford7.5 r3 15 25.5
Great Yarmouth Brass7.5 p8 p10 25.5
Cottenham7.5 p8 p11 26.5
Brighton & Hove City Brass8 5 16 29
Regent Community Brass7.5 p9 13 29.5
Reading Spring Gardens7.5 nb8 nb14 29.5
Godalming7.5 nb14 12 33.5Relegated
Tadley Concert Brass13 12 17 42Relegated
Number of bands141517
Average grading7.589

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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Hemel Hempstead12 4 2 18Promoted
Hangleton9 r10.5 r1 20.5Promoted
Royston Town7 11 4 22
Pangbourne and District Silver8 5 11 24
Putney & Wimbledon9 nb10.5 nb5 24.5
Woodbridge Excelsior9 8 8 25
Abbey Brass (Abingdon)13 10 3 26
Hadstock4 14 9 27
Witney Town11 7 10 28
Watford6 16 7 29
East Coast Brass9 r10.5 r10 a29.5
Richmond9 nb10.5 nb10 a29.5
Letchworth Garden City14 6 10 a30
Luton Youth9 nb12 10 a31
City of Oxford Silver16 9 10 a35
Bletchington Silver10 17 10 a37
Norfolk Wherry Brass9 r19 10 a38
Patcham Silver9 r18 12 39
Amersham Community Brass17 13 10 a40
Snowdown Colliery18 a15 10 a43
Wantage Academy Brass18 d20 6 44
Marsh Gibbon Silver16 21 a10 a47
North London Brass18 a21 a10 a49Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands17209
Average grading910.55

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