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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 0 2
Thoresby Colliery2 2 0 4
Desford Colliery3 3 0 6
Ratby Co-operative4 4 0 8
Derwent Brass5 5 0 10
Jaguar Landrover (Coventry)6 6 0 12
Hathern6.5 p7 p0 13.5
Langley6.5 p7 p0 13.5
Sovereign Brass7 7 0 14
Blidworth Welfare6.5 p8 0 14.5
Newstead Welfare8 10 0 18
Jackfield Elcock Reisen6.5 p12 0 18.5
Number of bands12130
Average grading6.570.5

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 0 11
Rushden Town9 p2 0 11
Kibworth7 8 0 15
Enderby11 4 0 15
Shirley9 r6 0 15
Glossop Old9 p8.5 p0 17.5
Staffordshire9 r8.5 r0 17.5
Bedworth Brass9 r8.5 r0 17.5
Bilton Silver (Rugby)9 r8.5 r0 17.5
Burbage Buxton9 p8.5 p0 17.5
Harborough9 9 0 18
Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison8 10 0 18
Wigston6 12 0 18
Leicestershire Co-operative9 r11 0 20
Carlton Brass14 7 0 21
Ibstock Brick Brass9 p14 0 23
Oddfellows Brass13 13 0 26
Gresley Colliery12 16 0 28
Number of bands17160
Average grading98.50.5

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


Midlands Second Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Hucknall & Linby4 6 0 10
City of Coventry6 5 0 11
Avonbank Evesham7 4 0 11
Tintwistle6.5 ra6 ra0 12.5
Stourport-on-Severn6.5 p6 p0 12.5
Rolls Royce Derby6.5 p6 p0 12.5
Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield)6.5 r6 r0 12.5
Ifton Colliery6.5 p6 p0 12.5
Foss Dyke11 2 0 13
Daventry6.5 r8 0 14.5
Bakewell Silver6.5 r9 0 15.5
Number of bands12110
Average grading6.560.5

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 0 12
Wellington (Telford)10 4 0 14
Cubbington Silver9 p5 0 14
Resdev Market Rasen6 11 0 17
Raunds Temperance9 r9.5 r0 18.5
Newhall9 r9.5 r0 18.5
Cleobury Mortimer Concert9 p9.5 p0 18.5
Corby Silver9 p9.5 p0 18.5
Pleasley Welfare Band9 r9.5 r0 18.5
Arrow Valley9 10 0 19
Towcester Studio12 8 0 20
Trentham Brass11 9 0 20
Audley Brass9 p12 0 21
Brackley & District9 r13 0 22
Amington7 16 0 23
Matlock16 7 0 23
Long Eaton Silver9 r14 0 23
Number of bands17180
Average grading99.50.5

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
Fairfield Buxton9.5 r2 0 11.5
Ratby Co-operative Mid Band9 4 0 13
City of Wolverhampton9.5 nb5 0 14.5
Shipston Town9.5 r6 0 15.5
Syston2 14 0 16
University of Warwick4 16 0 20
Moulton 77 Brass3 17 0 20
City of Birmingham9.5 r11 r0 20.5
Stamford9.5 r11 r0 20.5
Melton Band9.5 r11 r0 20.5
Whitwell Brass13 8 0 21
Newark Town9.5 nb12 0 21.5
Wem Jubilee11 11 0 22
Malvern Hills & District12 10 0 22
Skegness14 9 0 23
Sherwood Forest Brass19 a7 0 26
Porthywaen8 20 0 28
Coventry Festival9.5 nb19 0 28.5
Croft Silver15 15 0 30
Bestwood Black Diamonds10 20 0 30
Bilton Silver (Rugby) Training18 13 0 31
Ilkeston Brass17 18 0 35
Kirkby Colliery Welfare16 22 a0 38
Burbage Silver19 a22 a0 41
Number of bands18210
Average grading9.5110.5

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