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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
Black Dyke1 1 0 2
Brighouse & Rastrick4 2 0 6
Grimethorpe Colliery6 3 0 9
Hammonds Saltaire2 7 0 9
Rothwell Temperance5 5 0 10
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery7 4 0 11
City of Bradford3 9 0 12
Hepworth8 6 0 14
Skelmanthorpe7 p7 p0 14
Strata7 p7 p0 14
Elland9 8 0 17
Unite the Union (City of Sheffield)7 p11 0 18
Marsden Silver7 p12 0 19
Number of bands13130
Average grading770.5

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
Drighlington5 6 0 11
Wakefield Metropolitan6.5 p5 0 11.5
Knottingley Silver8 4 0 12
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel6.5 r6.5 r0 13
Hatfield6.5 r6.5 r0 13
Lindley6 7 0 13
Crofton Silver6.5 p6.5 p0 13
Stannington11 3 0 14
Old Silkstone4 10 0 14
Hebden Bridge7 8 0 15
Skelmanthorpe Prospect6.5 p11 0 17.5
Number of bands12120
Average grading6.56.50.5

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


Yorkshire Second Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Worsbrough Brass2 5 0 7
South Yorkshire Police6 r2 0 8
Horbury Victoria6 3 0 9
Meltham & Meltham Mills5 6 0 11
Hade Edge6 r5 r0 11
Barnsley Brass6 p5 p0 11
Chapeltown Silver6 r5 r0 11
Slaithwaite7 4 0 11
Dronfield6 p5 p0 11
BD1 Brass6 p8 0 14
Clifton & Lightcliffe9 7 0 16
West Yorkshire Police6 p10 a0 16
Number of bands1190
Average grading650.5

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 0 10
Emley7 r3 0 10
Lofthouse 20005 5 0 10
Rockingham6 4 0 10
Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass7 p6 0 13
Kippax7 r6.5 r0 13.5
Gawthorpe Brass 7 p6.5 p0 13.5
Armthorpe Elmfield7 p6.5 p0 13.5
Deepcar7 p6.5 p0 13.5
Dinnington9 8 0 17
Clifton & Lightcliffe 'B'7 p12 0 19
Frickley/South Emsall7 r13 a0 20
Oughtibridge10 10 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 Fourth Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Loxley Silver3 4 0 7
Maltby Miners Welfare5 r5 0 10
Dodworth Colliery MW5 r6 r0 11
Barnsley Metropolitan5 r6 r0 11
Garforth10 a2 0 12
Thurcroft Welfare6 9 0 15
Linthwaite8 7 0 15
Golcar5 nb11 0 16
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)9 8 0 17
Tingley Brass7 10 0 17
Number of bands9110
Average grading560.5

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