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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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Virtuosi GUS1 1 0 2
Desford Colliery3 2 0 5
Thoresby Colliery2 3 0 5
Ratby Co-operative4 4 0 8
Derwent Brass5 6 0 11
Jaguar Landrover (Coventry)6 7 0 13
Blidworth Welfare8 5 0 13
Foresters Brass 20007 p6.5 p0 13.5
Rushden Town7 p6.5 p0 13.5
Langley7 p8 0 15
Hathern7 p11 0 18
Sovereign Brass7 12 d0 19
Number of bands13120
Average grading76.50.5

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


Midlands First Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Enderby4 3 0 7
Staffordshire8.5 r1 0 9.5
Bedworth Brass8.5 r6 0 14.5
Burbage Buxton8.5 p7 0 15.5
Kibworth8 8 0 16
Carlton Brass7 10 0 17
Bilton Silver (Rugby)8.5 r9 0 17.5
Newstead Welfare8.5 r9.5 r0 18
Jackfield Elcock Reisen8.5 r9.5 r0 18
Oddfellows Brass13 5 0 18
Hucknall & Linby8.5 p9.5 p0 18
Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison10 11 0 21
Glossop Old8.5 p15 0 23.5
Shirley6 18 0 24
Leicestershire Co-operative11 13 0 24
Harborough9 16 0 25
Number of bands16180
Average grading8.59.50.5

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


Midlands Second Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Foss Dyke2 4 0 6
Rolls Royce Derby6 p2 0 8
Tintwistle6 ra3 0 9
Gresley Colliery6 r5.5 r0 11.5
Shirland Welfare6 p5.5 p0 11.5
Wigston6 r5.5 r0 11.5
Ibstock Brick Brass6 r5.5 r0 11.5
Market Rasen6 p5.5 p0 11.5
City of Coventry5 7 0 12
Avonbank Evesham4 8 0 12
Stourport-on-Severn6 p6 0 12
Bakewell Silver9 5 0 14
Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield)6 r9 0 15
Number of bands11100
Average grading65.50.5

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


Midlands Third Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Cleobury Mortimer Concert9.5 p3 0 12.5
Newhall9.5 r4 0 13.5
Wellington (Telford)4 10 0 14
Cubbington Silver5 9 0 14
Audley Brass12 2 0 14
Pleasley Welfare Band9.5 r8 0 17.5
Daventry9.5 r9 r0 18.5
Stamford9.5 p9 p0 18.5
Syston9.5 p9 p0 18.5
Towcester Studio8 11 0 19
Long Eaton Silver14 5 0 19
Trentham Brass9 12 0 21
Amington16 7 0 23
Arrow Valley10 13 0 23
Raunds Temperance9.5 r14 0 23.5
Corby Silver9.5 p15 0 24.5
Number of bands18170
Average grading9.590.5

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


Midlands Fourth Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
City of Birmingham11 r2 0 13
Shipston Town6 7 0 13
Fairfield Buxton2 12 0 14
Ratby Co-operative Mid Band4 10 0 14
Melton Band11 r5 0 16
Croft Silver15 3 0 18
Skegness9 13 0 22
Brackley & District11 r11.5 r0 22.5
Matlock11 r11.5 r0 22.5
Moulton 77 Brass17 6 0 23
Malvern Hills & District10 14 0 24
Whitwell Brass8 16 0 24
Sherwood Forest Brass7 18 0 25
Wem Jubilee11 15 0 26
University of Warwick16 11 0 27
City of Wolverhampton5 23 a0 28
Dunchurch11 nb17 0 28
Porthywaen20 9 0 29
Kirkby Colliery Welfare22 a8 0 30
Bilton Silver (Evolution) Band13 19 0 32
Newark Town12 22 0 34
Coventry Festival19 20 0 39
Ilkeston Brass18 21 0 39
Bestwood Black Diamonds20 23 a0 43
Number of bands21220
Average grading1111.50.5

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