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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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Desford Colliery1 2 1 4
The GUS Band2 1 3 6
Ratby Co-operative3 3 2 8
Jaguar Landrover (Coventry)6 4 4 14
Derwent Brass9 6 5 20
Newstead Welfare6.5 p6 p8 20.5
Enderby6.5 p8 6 20.5
Foresters Brass 20004 7 11 a22
Blidworth Welfare5 11 7 23
Jackfield Elcock Reisen6.5 p6 p11 a23.5
Thoresby Colliery10 5 9 24Relegated
Hucknall & Linby6.5 p10 10 26.5Relegated
Number of bands121110
Average grading6.565.5

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


Midlands First Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Shirley5 6 6 17Promoted
Gresley Colliery8 p8.5 p2 18.5Promoted
Burbage Buxton10 4 5 19
Langley8 r8.5 r3 19.5
Staffordshire11 10 1 22
Sovereign Brass8 r8 7 23
Oddfellows Brass8 12 4 24
Bilton Silver (Rugby)12 5 8 25
Kibworth7 3 16 26
Bedworth Brass6 11 9 26
Rushden Town8 r8.5 ra10 26.5
Glossop Old8 p8.5 p15 31.5
Carlton Brass14 7 11 32
Hathern8 r13 13 34
Rolls Royce Derby8 p16 12 36Relegated
Foss Dyke8 p15 14 37Relegated
Number of bands151616
Average grading88.58.5

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


Midlands Second Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Stamford7 p7 p1 15Promoted
Harborough7 r7 r2 16Promoted
Shirland Welfare3 10 4 17
Audley Brass7 p7 p3 17
City of Coventry10 3 5 18
Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison7 r7 r8 22
Avonbank Evesham11 5 6 22
Market Rasen5 7 10 22
Leicestershire Co-operative7 r6 12 25
Wellington (Telford)7 p9 9 25
Wigston8 11 7 26
Tintwistle9 4 14 a27
Ibstock Brick Brass7 8 13 28Relegated
Cleobury Mortimer Concert7 p12 11 30Relegated
Number of bands131313
Average grading777

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


Midlands Third Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Raunds Temperance1 2 3 6Promoted
Pleasley Welfare Band4 3 4 11Promoted
Towcester Studio3 7 6 16
Stourport-on-Severn8.5 r5 5 18.5
City of Birmingham8.5 p8.5 p2 19
Ratby Co-operative Mid Band8.5 p14 1 23.5
Long Eaton Silver10 8 7 25
Daventry12 6 8 26
Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield)8.5 r8.5 r12 29
Melton Band8.5 p8.5 p13 30
Shipston Town8.5 p11 11 30.5
Arrow Valley7 16 9 32
Cubbington Silver9 9 14 32
Newhall14 10 10 34Relegated
Bakewell Silver8.5 r12 15 35.5Relegated
Number of bands161615
Average grading8.58.58

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


Midlands Fourth Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Amington10.5 r1 1 12.5Promoted
Trentham Brass10.5 r3 2 15.5Promoted
Matlock6 5 11 22
Thrapston Town10.5 nb13 3 26.5
Corby Silver10.5 r11 r5 26.5
Newark Town20 4 4 28
Croft Silver10 9 10 29
Syston10.5 r11 r9 30.5
Wem Jubilee17 8 6 31
Bretforton Silver10.5 nb7 14 a31.5
Fairfield Buxton14 6 14 a34
Coventry Festival8 15 12 35
Skegness5 16 14 a35
Kirkby Colliery Welfare4 18 14 a36
Whitwell Brass7 22 a8 37
University of Warwick11 14 14 a39
Brackley & District15 20 7 42
Dunchurch18 11 14 a43
Malvern Hills & District13 17 14 a44
Moulton 77 Brass9 21 14 a44
Ilkeston Brass21 a12 14 a47
Sherwood Forest Brass12 22 a14 a48
Bilton Silver (Evolution) Band19 19 13 51
Porthywaen21 a22 a14 a57Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands202113
Average grading10.5117

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