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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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Brighouse & Rastrick2 1 4 7
Black Dyke1 6 1 8
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery4 3 2 9
Grimethorpe Colliery3 2 11 16
Hepworth6 7 3 16
Rothwell Temperance5 4 9 18
City of Bradford9 5 6 20
Hatfield & Askern Colliery7 p7 p7 21
Elland8 8 5 21
Skelmanthorpe7 p9 8 24
Hammonds Saltaire7 10 10 27
Crofton Silver7 p7 p13 27
Drighlington7 p7 p14 28Relegated
Old Silkstone7 p7 p15 a29Relegated
Strata7 p13 12 32Relegated
Number of bands131314
Average grading777.5

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


Yorkshire First Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Unite the Union (City of Sheffield)6.5 r6 r1 13.5Promoted
Stannington3 7 4 14
South Yorkshire Police6.5 p6 p3 15.5
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel6.5 r4 6 16.5
Knottingley Silver4 11 2 17
Horbury Victoria6.5 p6 p5 17.5
Marsden Silver6.5 r6 r7 19.5
Lindley7 6 9 22
Chapeltown Silver6.5 p6 p10 22.5
Wakefield Metropolitan5 10 8 23Relegated
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


Yorkshire Second Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Hade Edge5 r3 3 11Promoted
Hebden Bridge5 r5.5 r2 12.5Promoted
BD1 Brass8 5 1 14
Rockingham5 p5.5 p5 15.5
Dronfield5 p8 4 17
Meltham & Meltham Mills6 6 7 19
Slaithwaite4 7 8 19
Wetherby & District Silver5 p5.5 p9 19.5
Barnsley Brass5 p9 6 20
Skelmanthorpe Prospect5 r5.5 r10 a20.5Relegated
Worsbrough Brass5 11 a10 a26Relegated
Number of bands9109
Average grading55.55

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


Yorkshire Third Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Kippax6.5 r1 1 8.5Promoted
Emley3 5 3 11Promoted
Lofthouse 20005 8 2 15
Dinnington8 4 5 17
Maltby Miners Welfare6.5 p6.5 p4 17
Gawthorpe Brass 6.5 p6 6 18.5
Clifton & Lightcliffe6.5 r6.5 r7 20
Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass6 7 8 21
West Yorkshire Police6.5 ra6.5 ra12 a25Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Armthorpe Elmfield6.5 p10 11 27.5
Oughtibridge10 9 9 28Relegated
Deepcar6.5 p12 10 28.5Relegated
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 Fourth Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Garforth2 3 3 8Promoted
Barnsley Metropolitan6 r2 2 10
Linthwaite7 5 1 13
Dodworth Colliery MW6 r4 4 14
Loxley Silver4 7 6 17
Clifton & Lightcliffe 'B'6 r4.5 r7 17.5
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)8 6 5 19
Thurcroft Welfare9 8 8 25
Tingley Brass10 9 a9 a28
Golcar11 9 a9 a29
Number of bands1188
Average grading64.54.5

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