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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 2 4
Desford Colliery3 2 1 6
Ratby Co-operative4 4 3 11
Thoresby Colliery2 3 10 15
Foresters Brass 20007 p6.5 p4 17.5
Blidworth Welfare8 5 5 18
Jaguar Landrover (Coventry)6 7 6 19
Derwent Brass5 6 9 20
Langley7 p8 8 23
Rushden Town7 p6.5 p11 24.5
Sovereign Brass7 12 d7 26Relegated
Hathern7 p11 12 30Relegated
Number of bands131212
Average grading76.56.5

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 1 8Promoted
Hucknall & Linby8.5 p9.5 p2 20Promoted
Staffordshire8.5 r1 11 20.5
Bedworth Brass8.5 r6 6 20.5
Newstead Welfare8.5 r9.5 r3 21
Jackfield Elcock Reisen8.5 r9.5 r4 22
Kibworth8 8 7 23
Burbage Buxton8.5 p7 10 25.5
Oddfellows Brass13 5 8 26
Shirley6 18 5 29
Bilton Silver (Rugby)8.5 r9 12 29.5
Carlton Brass7 10 14 31
Harborough9 16 9 34
Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison10 11 13 34
Leicestershire Co-operative11 13 15 39Relegated
Glossop Old8.5 p15 16 a39.5Relegated
Number of bands161815
Average grading8.59.58

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 4 10Promoted
Rolls Royce Derby6 p2 2 10Promoted
Gresley Colliery6 r5.5 r1 12.5
Shirland Welfare6 p5.5 p3 14.5
Market Rasen6 p5.5 p5 16.5
Tintwistle6 ra3 9 18
Ibstock Brick Brass6 r5.5 r7 18.5
Wigston6 r5.5 r8 19.5
Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield)6 r9 6 21
City of Coventry5 7 10 22
Avonbank Evesham4 8 11 23
Stourport-on-Severn6 p6 13 25Relegated
Bakewell Silver9 5 12 26Relegated
Number of bands111013
Average grading65.57

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 6 18.5Promoted
Wellington (Telford)4 10 5 19Promoted
Stamford9.5 p9 p2 20.5
Pleasley Welfare Band9.5 r8 4 21.5
Towcester Studio8 11 3 22
Audley Brass12 2 8 22
Cubbington Silver5 9 9 23
Raunds Temperance9.5 r14 1 24.5
Newhall9.5 r4 14 27.5
Long Eaton Silver14 5 10 29
Arrow Valley10 13 7 30
Daventry9.5 r9 r12 30.5
Syston9.5 p9 p15 33.5
Corby Silver9.5 p15 11 35.5
Amington16 7 13 36Relegated
Trentham Brass9 12 16 37Relegated
Number of bands181716
Average grading9.598.5

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
Ratby Co-operative Mid Band4 10 1 15Promoted
Shipston Town6 7 3 16Promoted
Melton Band11 r5 2 18
Skegness9 13 5 27
Fairfield Buxton2 12 14 28
Croft Silver15 3 10 28
Matlock11 r11.5 r6 28.5
City of Birmingham11 r2 16 29
Whitwell Brass8 16 7 31
Moulton 77 Brass17 6 9 32
Kirkby Colliery Welfare22 a8 4 34
Malvern Hills & District10 14 13 37
Sherwood Forest Brass7 18 12 37
Brackley & District11 r11.5 r15 37.5
University of Warwick16 11 11 38
Wem Jubilee11 15 17 43
Dunchurch11 nb17 18 46
Coventry Festival19 20 8 47
City of Wolverhampton5 23 a21 a49
Porthywaen20 9 21 a50
Bilton Silver (Evolution) Band13 19 19 51
Newark Town12 22 20 54
Ilkeston Brass18 21 21 a60
Bestwood Black Diamonds20 23 a21 a64
Number of bands212220
Average grading1111.510.5

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