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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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Brighouse & Rastrick4 2 1 7
Black Dyke1 1 6 8
Grimethorpe Colliery6 3 2 11
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery7 4 3 14
Rothwell Temperance5 5 4 14
City of Bradford3 9 5 17
Hammonds Saltaire2 7 10 19
Hepworth8 6 7 21
Skelmanthorpe7 p7 p9 23
Elland9 8 8 25
Strata7 p7 p13 27
Unite the Union (City of Sheffield)7 p11 11 29Relegated
Marsden Silver7 p12 12 31Relegated
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


Yorkshire First Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Hatfield & Askern Colliery6.5 r6.5 r1 14Promoted
Drighlington5 6 5 16Promoted
Old Silkstone4 10 2 16Promoted
Crofton Silver6.5 p6.5 p3 16Promoted
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel6.5 r6.5 r4 17
Lindley6 7 6 19
Stannington11 3 7 21
Wakefield Metropolitan6.5 p5 10 21.5
Knottingley Silver8 4 11 23
Hebden Bridge7 8 9 24Relegated
Skelmanthorpe Prospect6.5 p11 8 25.5Relegated
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


Yorkshire Second Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
South Yorkshire Police6 r2 1 9Promoted
Chapeltown Silver6 r5 r2 13Promoted
Horbury Victoria6 3 4 13Promoted
Hade Edge6 r5 r3 14
Meltham & Meltham Mills5 6 6 17
Slaithwaite7 4 7 18
Worsbrough Brass2 5 11 a18
Dronfield6 p5 p8 19
BD1 Brass6 p8 5 19
Barnsley Brass6 p5 p9 20
Clifton & Lightcliffe9 7 10 26Relegated
West Yorkshire Police6 p10 a11 a27Relegated
Number of bands11910
Average grading655.5

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


Yorkshire Third Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Wetherby & District Silver3 7 2 12Promoted
Rockingham6 4 3 13Promoted
Kippax7 r6.5 r1 14.5
Emley7 r3 5 15
Lofthouse 20005 5 8 18
Gawthorpe Brass 7 p6.5 p6 19.5
Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass7 p6 7 20
Dinnington9 8 4 21
Armthorpe Elmfield7 p6.5 p10 23.5
Deepcar7 p6.5 p12 25.5
Oughtibridge10 10 9 29
Clifton & Lightcliffe 'B'7 p12 11 30Relegated
Frickley/South Emsall7 r13 a13 a33Relegated
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


Yorkshire Fourth Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Maltby Miners Welfare5 r5 1 11Promoted
Barnsley Metropolitan5 r6 r2 13
Loxley Silver3 4 7 14
Dodworth Colliery MW5 r6 r4 15
Garforth10 a2 3 15
Linthwaite8 7 5 20
Thurcroft Welfare6 9 8 23
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)9 8 6 23
Golcar5 nb11 9 a25
Tingley Brass7 10 9 a26
Number of bands9118
Average grading564.5

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