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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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Friary Guildford1 1 1 3
Redbridge Brass3 2 6 11
Zone One Brass6 3 4 13
Wantage Silver 'A'2 9 3 14
Thundersley Brass5 7 2 14
East London Brass4 5 7 16
Kidlington Concert Brass6.5 p6.5 p5 18
Haverhill8 4 8 20
Aveley & Newham6.5 p6 9 21.5
Jersey Premier Brass6.5 p6.5 p10 23
Medway9 8 11 28Relegated
Northfleet Brass6.5 p10 12 a28.5Relegated
Number of bands121211
Average grading6.56.56

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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Hitchin Town3 3 9 15Promoted
Regent Brass8.5 r2 7 17.5Promoted
Amersham8.5 p9 p2 19.5
Sandhurst Silver8.5 r11 1 20.5
East of England Co-op8.5 r9 r3 20.5
Staines Brass8.5 r9 r4 21.5
Fulham13 5 5 23
Bedford Town11 10 6 27
Alder Valley Brass8.5 nb4 16 28.5
Chiltern Hills Brass8.5 p6 14 28.5
City of Cambridge10 8 12 30
Ware Brass5 14 11 30
Egham12 7 13 32
Cawston8.5 p16 8 32.5Relegated
Grimsdyke Brass8.5 p9 p15 32.5Relegated
Colchester Band6 17 10 33Relegated
Number of bands161716
Average grading8.598.5

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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Soham Comrades3 4 7 14Promoted
Milton Keynes Brass8.5 r3 3 14.5Promoted
St Sebastian Wokingham2 13 2 17
L.G.B. Brass11 6 1 18
Wantage Silver 'B'8.5 r7 4 19.5
Horsham Borough8.5 r8.5 r5 22
Waterbeach8.5 p8 8 24.5
Yiewsley & West Drayton9 5 11 25
Chinnor Silver8.5 p11 6 25.5
Epsom & Ewell Silver8.5 r8.5 r13 30
Fairlop Brass8.5 p8.5 p14 31
Tilbury12 10 9 31
BAE Systems14 9 10 33
Littleport Brass5 14 15 34
Cold Ash Brass8.5 p8.5 p17 34
Castleton8.5 p8.5 p18 35
Hungerford8 12 16 36Relegated
Welwyn Garden City10 15 12 37Relegated
Number of bands161618
Average grading8.58.59.5

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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Oxford Cherwell Brass8 2 3 13Promoted
Tendring Brass2 9 4 15Promoted
City of Norwich8.5 p7.5 p1 17
Epping Forest8.5 r7.5 r5 21
Olney Town7 5 9 21
Chichester City8.5 r12 2 22.5
Crystal Palace8.5 p7.5 p7 23
Hangleton4 8 12 24
Tadley Concert Brass10 4 13 27
Jubilee Brass (Oxford)11 10 6 27
Brighton & Hove City Brass8.5 p11 8 27.5
East Coast Brass5 13 10 28
Norfolk Wherry Brass8.5 r7.5 ra14 30Relegated
Simon Langton Brass14 6 11 31Relegated
Number of bands161414
Average grading8.57.57.5

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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Regent Community Brass9.5 r1 2 12.5Promoted
Bradwell Silver8 5 1 14Promoted
Cottenham14 4 5 23
Royston Town10 6 7 23
Watford16 3 6 25
Witney Town3 12 11 26
Great Yarmouth Brass9.5 r14 3 26.5
Hadstock15 8 4 27
Woodbridge Excelsior11 7 9 27
Hemel Hempstead9.5 r9.5 r12 31
Letchworth Garden City7 13 14 34
Pangbourne and District Silver12 15 8 35
Bletchington Silver9 17 10 36
City of Oxford Silver9.5 r9.5 ra17 36
Amersham Community Brass9.5 nb9.5 nb18 37
Abbey Brass (Abingdon)17 11 13 41
Snowdown Colliery6 16 19 a41
Wantage Academy Brass18 10 15 43
North London Brass13 18 19 a50
Marsh Gibbon Silver19 a19 a16 54
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