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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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Black Dyke6 1 1 8
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery3 2 5 10
Brighouse & Rastrick1 4 6 11
Rothwell Temperance4 9 3 16
Grimethorpe Colliery2 11 4 17
Hepworth7 3 8 18
City of Bradford5 6 9 20
Elland8 5 7 20
Hammonds Saltaire10 10 2 22
Unite the Union (City of Sheffield)7 p7.5 p10 24.5
Hatfield & Askern Colliery7 p7 12 26
Skelmanthorpe9 8 11 28Relegated
Crofton Silver7 p13 13 a33Relegated
Number of bands131412
Average grading77.56.5

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


Yorkshire First Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Stannington7 4 1 12Promoted
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel4 6 4 14Promoted
Old Silkstone6 r5.5 ra3 14.5
Marsden Silver6 r7 2 15
Horbury Victoria6 p5 5 16
Hade Edge6 p5.5 p7 18.5
Hebden Bridge6 p5.5 p8 19.5
Drighlington6 r5.5 r10 21.5
South Yorkshire Police6 p3 13 22
Chapeltown Silver6 p10 6 22
Strata6 r5.5 r11 22.5
Lindley6 9 9 24Relegated
Knottingley Silver11 2 12 25Relegated
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


Yorkshire Second Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
BD1 Brass5 1 2 8Promoted
Meltham & Meltham Mills6 7 1 14
Emley5.5 p5 p5 15.5
Kippax5.5 p5 p6 16.5
Rockingham5.5 p5 7 17.5
Slaithwaite7 8 3 18
Barnsley Brass9 6 4 19
Dronfield8 4 8 20
Wakefield Metropolitan5.5 r5 r10 20.5
Wetherby & District Silver5.5 p9 9 23.5Relegated
Number of bands10910
Average grading5.555.5

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


Yorkshire Third Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Lofthouse 20008 2 1 11Promoted
Dinnington4 5 7 16
Gawthorpe Brass 6 6 4 16
Clifton & Lightcliffe6.5 r7 3 16.5
Maltby Miners Welfare6.5 p4 6 16.5
Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass7 8 2 17
Garforth6.5 p6 p5 17.5
Skelmanthorpe Prospect6.5 r6 ra8 a20.5
Armthorpe Elmfield10 11 8 a29Relegated
Number of bands12117
Average grading6.564

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


Yorkshire Fourth Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Barnsley Metropolitan2 2 2 6Promoted
Linthwaite5 1 4 10
Oughtibridge4.5 r4.5 r1 10
Dodworth Colliery MW4 4 3 11
Deepcar4.5 r4.5 r6 15
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)6 5 5 16
Clifton & Lightcliffe 'B'4.5 r7 8 a19.5
Loxley Silver7 6 7 20
Thurcroft Welfare8 8 8 a24
Number of bands887
Average grading4.54.54

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