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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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery1 2 7 10
Rothwell Temperance3 4 5 12
Grimethorpe Colliery2 6 6 14
Black Dyke13 d1 1 15
Hammonds Saltaire8 5 2 15
Brighouse & Rastrick4 8 4 16
Hepworth6 3 8 17
City of Bradford7 7 3 17
Elland6.5 p6.5 p9 22
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel5 9 10 24
Hatfield6.5 p6.5 p11 24
Chapeltown Silver6.5 p6.5 p12 25Relegated
Strata6.5 p10 13 29.5Relegated
Number of bands121213
Average grading6.56.57

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


Yorkshire First Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Marsden Silver6 r7 r1 14Promoted
Unite the Union (City of Sheffield)6 r7 r2 15Promoted
Skelmanthorpe6 r7 3 16
Drighlington6 r5 5 16
Old Silkstone6 p7 p4 17
Lindley8 3 6 17
Hebden Bridge4 9 7 20
Knottingley Silver6 p6 8 20
Hade Edge3 11 9 23
Stannington6 p7 p11 24
Cornerstone5 8 12 25Relegated
South Yorkshire Police6 r10 10 26Relegated
Number of bands111312
Average grading676.5

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


Yorkshire Second Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Skelmanthorpe Prospect3 4 4 11Promoted
Wakefield Metropolitan6 r5 1 12Promoted
Worsbrough Brass6 p6 p2 14
Horbury Victoria6 p3 6 15
Crofton Silver6 p6 p3 15
Meltham & Meltham Mills6 r6 r5 17
Kippax5 6 8 19
Slaithwaite6 p7 7 20
Clifton & Lightcliffe6 r6 r9 21
Frickley/South Emsall6 9 11 26Relegated
Emley9 8 10 27Relegated
Number of bands111111
Average grading666

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


Yorkshire Third Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
West Yorkshire Police6 nb5 1 12Promoted
BD1 Brass6 p6 2 14Promoted
Barnsley Brass6 r6.5 r4 16.5
Lofthouse 20006 p6.5 p5 17.5
Rockingham6 p6.5 p6 18.5
Dronfield6 r2 11 19
Oughtibridge6 p3 10 19
Wetherby & District Silver6 r12 3 21
Dinnington6 r6.5 r9 21.5
Dodworth Colliery MW5 10 7 22
Barnsley Metropolitan3 8 12 23
Maltby Miners Welfare10 7 8 25Relegated
Armthorpe Elmfield9 9 13 31Relegated
Number of bands111213
Average grading66.57

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


Yorkshire Fourth Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Huddersfield & Ripponden Brass8 4 1 13Promoted
Clifton & Lightcliffe 'B'6 r5.5 r2 13.5Promoted
Deepcar7 5 4 16
Gawthorpe Brass 4 9 5 18
Thurcroft Welfare10 3 6 19
Loxley Silver6 10 3 19
Linthwaite6 r7 8 21
Stanley Newmarket Colliery6 r5.5 ra10 a21.5
Tingley Brass9 6 7 22
Garforth6 r11 a10 a27
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge)11 8 9 28
Number of bands11109
Average grading65.55

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