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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 1 3
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery2 7 4 13
Brighouse & Rastrick8 4 2 14
Rothwell Temperance4 5 5 14
Hammonds Saltaire5 2 7 14
Grimethorpe Colliery6 6 3 15
Hepworth3 8 6 17
City of Bradford7 3 9 19
Elland6.5 p9 8 23.5
Unite the Union (City of Sheffield)6.5 p7 p11 24.5
Marsden Silver6.5 p7 p12 25.5
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel9 10 10 29Relegated
Hatfield6.5 p11 13 30.5Relegated
Number of bands121313
Average grading6.577

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
Skelmanthorpe7 3 2 12Promoted
Strata7 r6.5 r1 14.5Promoted
Drighlington5 5 6 16
Lindley3 6 7 16
Knottingley Silver6 8 4 18
Wakefield Metropolitan7 p6.5 p5 18.5
Stannington7 p11 3 21
Old Silkstone7 p4 10 21
Hebden Bridge9 7 8 24
Skelmanthorpe Prospect7 p6.5 p11 24.5
Chapeltown Silver7 r6.5 r12 25.5Relegated
Hade Edge11 9 9 29Relegated
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 Second Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Crofton Silver6 p3 1 10Promoted
Horbury Victoria3 6 3 12
Worsbrough Brass6 p2 5 13
South Yorkshire Police6 r6 r2 14
Meltham & Meltham Mills6 r5 6 17
Slaithwaite7 7 4 18
BD1 Brass6 p6 p8 20
Clifton & Lightcliffe6 r9 7 22
West Yorkshire Police6 p6 p10 a22
Kippax6 8 9 23Relegated
Number of bands11119
Average grading665

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 1 11.5Promoted
Dronfield2 11 2 15Promoted
Emley6.5 r7 r3 16.5
Lofthouse 20006.5 p5 5 16.5
Rockingham6.5 p6 4 16.5
Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass6.5 p7 p6 19.5
Wetherby & District Silver12 3 7 22
Oughtibridge3 10 10 23
Dinnington6.5 r9 8 23.5
Clifton & Lightcliffe 'B'6.5 p7 p12 25.5
Frickley/South Emsall6.5 r7 r13 a26.5
Dodworth Colliery MW10 7 11 28Relegated
Barnsley Metropolitan8 12 9 29Relegated
Number of bands121312
Average grading6.576.5

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
Armthorpe Elmfield5.5 r5 r3 13.5Promoted
Gawthorpe Brass 9 5 1 15Promoted
Deepcar5 4 6 15Promoted
Maltby Miners Welfare5.5 r5 r5 15.5
Loxley Silver10 3 4 17
Thurcroft Welfare3 6 9 18
Golcar5.5 nb5 nb11 21.5
Linthwaite7 8 7 22
Garforth11 a10 a2 23
Tingley Brass6 7 10 23
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)8 9 8 25
Stanley Newmarket Colliery5.5 ra10 a12 a27.5Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands10911
Average grading5.556

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