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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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Virtuosi GUS1 1 1 3
Desford Colliery2 3 3 8
Thoresby Colliery4 2 2 8
Ratby Co-operative5 4 4 13
Jaguar Landrover (Coventry)3 6 6 15
Derwent Brass7 5 5 17
Blidworth Welfare6.5 p6.5 p8 21
Sovereign Brass9 7 7 23
Newstead Welfare6 8 10 24
Jackfield Elcock Reisen6.5 p6.5 p12 25
Staffordshire8 9 9 26Relegated
Bedworth Brass6.5 p6.5 p13 26Relegated
Bilton Silver (Rugby)6.5 p10 11 27.5Relegated
Number of bands121213
Average grading6.56.57

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


Midlands First Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Hathern9 r5 3 17Promoted
Langley9 4 5 18Promoted
Foresters Brass 20009 r10 1 20
Rushden Town9 p9 p2 20
Kibworth6 7 8 21
Shirley9 r9 r6 24
Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison7 8 10 25
Harborough8 9 9 26
Enderby12 11 4 27
Leicestershire Co-operative9 r9 r11 29
Gresley Colliery2 12 16 30
Carlton Brass9 p14 7 30
Wigston13 6 12 31
Ibstock Brick Brass9 p9 p14 32
Oddfellows Brass10 13 13 36
Tintwistle9 p18 a17 a44Relegated
Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield)15 15 15 45Relegated
Number of bands171716
Average grading998.5

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


Midlands Second Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Glossop Old6.5 nb2 1 9.5Promoted
Burbage Buxton4 8 3 15Promoted
Hucknall & Linby6.5 p4 6 16.5
City of Coventry6.5 r6 5 17.5
Foss Dyke6.5 p11 2 19.5
Avonbank Evesham10 7 4 21
Daventry6.5 r6.5 r8 21
Bakewell Silver6.5 r6.5 r9 22
Raunds Temperance7 9 7 23Relegated
Pleasley Welfare Band6.5 p6.5 p10 23Relegated
Newhall6.5 p6.5 p11 24Relegated
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 Third Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Stourport-on-Severn9.5 p2 6 17.5Promoted
Rolls Royce Derby4 13 1 18Promoted
Ifton Colliery1 15 2 18Promoted
Shirland Welfare9.5 r9 r3 21.5
Cubbington Silver9.5 p9 p5 23.5
Trentham Brass5 11 9 25
Wellington (Telford)12 10 4 26
Arrow Valley8 9 10 27
Resdev Market Rasen11 6 11 28
Towcester Studio10 12 8 30
Audley Brass9.5 p9 p12 30.5
Brackley & District9.5 r9 r13 31.5
Matlock9 16 7 32
Amington9.5 r7 16 32.5
Long Eaton Silver9.5 r9 r14 32.5
City of Birmingham7 8 18 33Relegated
Stamford13 5 15 33Relegated
Melton Band17 3 17 37Relegated
Number of bands181718
Average grading9.599.5

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


Midlands Fourth Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Cleobury Mortimer Concert9 r1 3 13Promoted
Corby Silver10 6 1 17Promoted
Fairfield Buxton9 r9.5 r2 20.5
City of Wolverhampton9 nb9.5 nb5 23.5
Ratby Co-operative Mid Band11 9 4 24
Shipston Town9 r9.5 r6 24.5
Wem Jubilee4 11 11 26
Skegness5 14 9 28
Whitwell Brass7 13 8 28
University of Warwick9 r4 16 29
Moulton 77 Brass9 r3 17 29
Newark Town9 nb9.5 nb12 30.5
Porthywaen3 8 20 31
Syston17 2 14 33
Malvern Hills & District12 12 10 34
Coventry Festival9 nb9.5 nb19 37.5
Bilton Silver (Rugby) Training9 nb18 13 40
Croft Silver13 15 15 43
Bestwood Black Diamonds14 10 20 44
Sherwood Forest Brass18 a19 a7 44
Burbage Silver9 19 a22 a50
Ilkeston Brass16 17 18 51
Kirkby Colliery Welfare15 16 22 a53
Number of bands171821
Average grading99.511

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