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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.

Midlands Championship Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Virtuosi GUS1 1 1 3
Thoresby Colliery2 2 3 7
Desford Colliery3 3 2 8
Ratby Co-operative4 4 4 12
Derwent Brass5 5 6 16
Jaguar Landrover (Coventry)6 6 7 19
Blidworth Welfare6.5 p8 5 19.5
Langley6.5 p7 p8 21.5
Hathern6.5 p7 p11 24.5
Sovereign Brass7 7 12 d26
Newstead Welfare8 10 9 27Relegated
Jackfield Elcock Reisen6.5 p12 10 28.5Relegated
Number of bands121312
Average grading6.576.5

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


Midlands First Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Foresters Brass 200010 1 2 13Promoted
Rushden Town9 p2 4 15Promoted
Enderby11 4 3 18
Staffordshire9 r8.5 r1 18.5
Kibworth7 8 8 23
Bedworth Brass9 r8.5 r6 23.5
Burbage Buxton9 p8.5 p7 24.5
Bilton Silver (Rugby)9 r8.5 r9 26.5
Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison8 10 11 29
Oddfellows Brass13 13 5 31
Carlton Brass14 7 10 31
Glossop Old9 p8.5 p15 32.5
Shirley9 r6 18 33
Leicestershire Co-operative9 r11 13 33
Harborough9 9 16 34
Wigston6 12 17 35Relegated
Ibstock Brick Brass9 p14 12 35Relegated
Gresley Colliery12 16 14 42Relegated
Number of bands171618
Average grading98.59.5

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


Midlands Second Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Hucknall & Linby4 6 1 11Promoted
Rolls Royce Derby6.5 p6 p2 14.5
Tintwistle6.5 ra6 ra3 15.5
Foss Dyke11 2 4 17
City of Coventry6 5 7 18
Stourport-on-Severn6.5 p6 p6 18.5
Avonbank Evesham7 4 8 19
Bakewell Silver6.5 r9 5 20.5
Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield)6.5 r6 r9 21.5
Daventry6.5 r8 10 24.5Relegated
Number of bands121110
Average grading6.565.5

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


Midlands Third Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Shirland Welfare9 r3 6 18Promoted
Resdev Market Rasen6 11 1 18Promoted
Cleobury Mortimer Concert9 p9.5 p3 21.5
Newhall9 r9.5 r4 22.5
Cubbington Silver9 p5 9 23
Audley Brass9 p12 2 23
Wellington (Telford)10 4 10 24
Pleasley Welfare Band9 r9.5 r8 26.5
Long Eaton Silver9 r14 5 28
Amington7 16 7 30
Towcester Studio12 8 11 31
Arrow Valley9 10 13 32
Trentham Brass11 9 12 32
Raunds Temperance9 r9.5 r14 32.5
Corby Silver9 p9.5 p15 33.5
Brackley & District9 r13 17 39Relegated
Matlock16 7 16 39Relegated
Number of bands171817
Average grading99.59

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


Midlands Fourth Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Syston2 14 4 20Promoted
Stamford9.5 r11 r1 21.5Promoted
City of Birmingham9.5 r11 r2 22.5
Shipston Town9.5 r6 7 22.5
Ratby Co-operative Mid Band9 4 10 23
Fairfield Buxton9.5 r2 12 23.5
Melton Band9.5 r11 r5 25.5
Moulton 77 Brass3 17 6 26
University of Warwick4 16 11 31
Croft Silver15 15 3 33
Malvern Hills & District12 10 14 36
Skegness14 9 13 36
Porthywaen8 20 9 37
Wem Jubilee11 11 15 37
Whitwell Brass13 8 16 37
City of Wolverhampton9.5 nb5 23 a37.5
Dunchurch9.5 nb11 nb17 37.5
Newark Town9.5 nb12 22 43.5
Sherwood Forest Brass19 a7 18 44
Kirkby Colliery Welfare16 22 a8 46
Coventry Festival9.5 nb19 20 48.5
Bilton Silver (Rugby) Training18 13 19 50
Bestwood Black Diamonds10 20 23 a53
Ilkeston Brass17 18 21 56
Burbage Silver19 a22 a23 a64Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands182122
Average grading9.51111.5

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