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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 0 2
Redbridge Brass3 2 0 5
Zone One Brass6 3 0 9
East London Brass4 5 0 9
Wantage Silver 'A'2 9 0 11
Haverhill8 4 0 12
Thundersley Brass5 7 0 12
Aveley & Newham6.5 p6 0 12.5
Kidlington Concert Brass6.5 p6.5 p0 13
Jersey Premier Brass6.5 p6.5 p0 13
Northfleet Brass6.5 p10 0 16.5
Medway9 8 0 17
Number of bands12120
Average grading6.56.50.5

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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Hitchin Town3 3 0 6
Regent Brass8.5 r2 0 10.5
Alder Valley Brass8.5 nb4 0 12.5
Chiltern Hills Brass8.5 p6 0 14.5
Staines Brass8.5 r9 r0 17.5
East of England Co-op8.5 r9 r0 17.5
Grimsdyke Brass8.5 p9 p0 17.5
Amersham8.5 p9 p0 17.5
City of Cambridge10 8 0 18
Fulham13 5 0 18
Egham12 7 0 19
Ware Brass5 14 0 19
Sandhurst Silver8.5 r11 0 19.5
Bedford Town11 10 0 21
Becontree Brass8 13 0 21
Colchester Band6 17 0 23
Cawston8.5 p16 0 24.5
Number of bands16170
Average grading8.590.5

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 0 7
Milton Keynes Brass8.5 r3 0 11.5
Yiewsley & West Drayton9 5 0 14
St Sebastian Wokingham2 13 0 15
Wantage Silver 'B'8.5 r7 0 15.5
Waterbeach8.5 p8 0 16.5
Castleton8.5 p8.5 p0 17
Horsham Borough8.5 r8.5 r0 17
Fairlop Brass8.5 p8.5 p0 17
Epsom & Ewell Silver8.5 r8.5 r0 17
L.G.B. Brass11 6 0 17
Cold Ash Brass8.5 p8.5 p0 17
Littleport Brass5 14 0 19
Chinnor Silver8.5 p11 0 19.5
Hungerford8 12 0 20
Tilbury12 10 0 22
BAE Systems14 9 0 23
Welwyn Garden City10 15 0 25
Number of bands16160
Average grading8.58.50.5

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 0 10
Tendring Brass2 9 0 11
Hangleton4 8 0 12
Olney Town7 5 0 12
Tadley Concert Brass10 4 0 14
City of Norwich8.5 p7.5 p0 16
Epping Forest8.5 r7.5 r0 16
Crystal Palace8.5 p7.5 p0 16
Norfolk Wherry Brass8.5 r7.5 ra0 16
East Coast Brass5 13 0 18
Brighton & Hove City Brass8.5 p11 0 19.5
Simon Langton Brass14 6 0 20
Chichester City8.5 r12 0 20.5
Jubilee Brass (Oxford)11 10 0 21
Number of bands16140
Average grading8.57.50.5

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 0 10.5
Bradwell Silver8 5 0 13
Witney Town3 12 0 15
Royston Town10 6 0 16
Woodbridge Excelsior11 7 0 18
Cottenham14 4 0 18
Hemel Hempstead9.5 r9.5 r0 19
Watford16 3 0 19
City of Oxford Silver9.5 r9.5 ra0 19
Letchworth Garden City7 13 0 20
Snowdown Colliery6 16 0 22
Hadstock15 8 0 23
Great Yarmouth Brass9.5 r14 0 23.5
Bletchington Silver9 17 0 26
Pangbourne and District Silver12 15 0 27
Wantage Academy Brass18 10 0 28
Abbey Brass (Abingdon)17 11 0 28
North London Brass13 18 0 31
Ampthill Town19 a19 a0 38
Godalming19 a19 a0 38
Betteshanger Welfare19 a19 a0 38
Marsh Gibbon Silver19 a19 a0 38
Number of bands18180
Average grading9.59.50.5

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