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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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
The GUS Band1 2 1 4
Desford Colliery2 1 2 5
Ratby Co-operative4 3 3 10
Jaguar Landrover (Coventry)7 6 4 17
Foresters Brass 20006.5 p4 7 17.5
Thoresby Colliery3 10 5 18
Derwent Brass6 9 6 21
Enderby6.5 p6.5 p8 21
Blidworth Welfare5 5 11 21
Hucknall & Linby6.5 p6.5 p10 23
Langley8 8 9 25Relegated
Rushden Town6.5 p11 12 a29.5Relegated
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


Midlands First Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Newstead Welfare9.5 r3 1 13.5Promoted
Jackfield Elcock Reisen9.5 r4 2 15.5Promoted
Kibworth8 7 3 18
Burbage Buxton7 10 4 21
Staffordshire1 11 10 22
Bedworth Brass6 6 11 23
Oddfellows Brass5 8 12 25
Sovereign Brass9.5 r8 r8 25.5
Bilton Silver (Rugby)9 12 5 26
Shirley18 5 6 29
Hathern9.5 r8 r13 30.5
Carlton Brass10 14 7 31
Foss Dyke9.5 p8 p15 32.5
Rolls Royce Derby9.5 p8 p16 33.5
Harborough16 9 9 34Relegated
Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison11 13 14 38Relegated
Number of bands181516
Average grading9.588.5

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


Midlands Second Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Gresley Colliery5.5 r1 1 7.5Promoted
Glossop Old5.5 r7 ra2 14.5Promoted
Tintwistle3 9 4 16
Market Rasen5.5 p5 7 17.5
Leicestershire Co-operative5.5 r7 r6 18.5
Shirland Welfare5.5 p3 10 18.5
City of Coventry7 10 3 20
Ibstock Brick Brass5.5 r7 8 20.5
Wellington (Telford)5.5 p7 p9 21.5
Avonbank Evesham8 11 5 24
Wigston5.5 r8 11 24.5
Cleobury Mortimer Concert5.5 p7 p12 24.5
Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield)9 6 13 28Relegated
Number of bands101313
Average grading5.577

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


Midlands Third Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Stamford9 p2 1 12Promoted
Audley Brass2 8 4 14Promoted
Pleasley Welfare Band8 4 3 15
Raunds Temperance14 1 2 17
Towcester Studio11 3 7 21
Stourport-on-Severn9 r8.5 r5 22.5
Long Eaton Silver5 10 8 23
Daventry9 r12 6 27
Cubbington Silver9 9 9 27
Newhall4 14 10 28
Shipston Town9 p8.5 p11 28.5
Bakewell Silver9 r8.5 r12 29.5
Ratby Co-operative Mid Band9 p8.5 p14 31.5
Arrow Valley13 7 16 36
Syston9 p15 15 39Relegated
Corby Silver15 11 13 39Relegated
Number of bands171616
Average grading98.58.5

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


Midlands Fourth Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Melton Band5 2 10 17Promoted
City of Birmingham2 16 2 20Promoted
Croft Silver3 10 9 22
Matlock11.5 r6 5 22.5
Amington11.5 r10.5 r1 23
Trentham Brass11.5 r10.5 r3 25
Bretforton Silver11.5 nb10.5 nb7 29
Kirkby Colliery Welfare8 4 18 30
Fairfield Buxton12 14 6 32
Skegness13 5 16 34
Thrapston Town11.5 nb10.5 nb13 35
University of Warwick11 11 14 36
Moulton 77 Brass6 9 21 36
Wem Jubilee15 17 8 40
Coventry Festival20 8 15 43
Malvern Hills & District14 13 17 44
Whitwell Brass16 7 22 a45
Newark Town22 20 4 46
Dunchurch17 18 11 46
Brackley & District11.5 r15 20 46.5
Porthywaen9 21 a22 a52
Sherwood Forest Brass18 12 22 a52
Ilkeston Brass21 21 a12 54
Bilton Silver (Evolution) Band19 19 19 57
City of Wolverhampton23 a21 a22 a66Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Bestwood Black Diamonds23 a21 a22 a66Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands222021
Average grading11.510.511

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