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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.

Yorkshire Championship Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Black Dyke1 1 0 2
Hammonds Saltaire5 2 0 7
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery2 7 0 9
Rothwell Temperance4 5 0 9
City of Bradford7 3 0 10
Hepworth3 8 0 11
Brighouse & Rastrick8 4 0 12
Grimethorpe Colliery6 6 0 12
Marsden Silver6.5 p7 p0 13.5
Unite the Union (City of Sheffield)6.5 p7 p0 13.5
Elland6.5 p9 0 15.5
Hatfield6.5 p11 0 17.5
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel9 10 0 19
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


Yorkshire First Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Lindley3 6 0 9
Skelmanthorpe7 3 0 10
Drighlington5 5 0 10
Old Silkstone7 p4 0 11
Wakefield Metropolitan7 p6.5 p0 13.5
Strata7 r6.5 r0 13.5
Chapeltown Silver7 r6.5 r0 13.5
Skelmanthorpe Prospect7 p6.5 p0 13.5
Knottingley Silver6 8 0 14
Hebden Bridge9 7 0 16
Stannington7 p11 0 18
Hade Edge11 9 0 20
Number of bands13120
Average grading76.50.5

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


Yorkshire Second Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Worsbrough Brass6 p2 0 8
Horbury Victoria3 6 0 9
Crofton Silver6 p3 0 9
Meltham & Meltham Mills6 r5 0 11
South Yorkshire Police6 r6 r0 12
Cornerstone6 r6 r0 12
BD1 Brass6 p6 p0 12
West Yorkshire Police6 p6 p0 12
Kippax6 8 0 14
Slaithwaite7 7 0 14
Clifton & Lightcliffe6 r9 0 15
Number of bands11110
Average grading660.5

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


Yorkshire Third Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Barnsley Brass6.5 r4 0 10.5
Lofthouse 20006.5 p5 0 11.5
Rockingham6.5 p6 0 12.5
Dronfield2 11 0 13
Oughtibridge3 10 0 13
Frickley/South Emsall6.5 r7 r0 13.5
Emley6.5 r7 r0 13.5
Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass6.5 p7 p0 13.5
Clifton & Lightcliffe 'B'6.5 p7 p0 13.5
Wetherby & District Silver12 3 0 15
Dinnington6.5 r9 0 15.5
Dodworth Colliery MW10 7 0 17
Barnsley Metropolitan8 12 0 20
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


Yorkshire Fourth Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Thurcroft Welfare3 6 0 9
Deepcar5 4 0 9
Armthorpe Elmfield5.5 r5 r0 10.5
Maltby Miners Welfare5.5 r5 r0 10.5
Tingley Brass6 7 0 13
Loxley Silver10 3 0 13
Gawthorpe Brass 9 5 0 14
Linthwaite7 8 0 15
Stanley Newmarket Colliery5.5 ra10 a0 15.5
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)8 9 0 17
Garforth11 a10 a0 21
Number of bands1090
Average grading5.550.5

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