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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.

North West Championship Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Foden's1 1 1 3
Fairey3 4 2 9
Leyland2 2 6 10
Pemberton Old Wigan DW5 3 7 15
Rainford6 p6.5 p3 15.5
Wingates6 8 4 18
Wardle Anderson Brass6 p5 9 20
Milnrow10 6 5 21
Oldham (Lees)6 p9 8 23
Boarshurst Silver6 p6.5 p11 23.5
TCTC Group8 7 10 25Relegated
VBS Poynton4 10 12 26Relegated
Number of bands111212
Average grading66.56.5

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


North West First Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Blackburn & Darwen6 4 2 12Promoted
Roberts Bakery8 7 1 16Promoted
Longridge8 r3 8 19
Ashton-under-Lyne8 r8.5 r3 19.5
Flixton8 p8 5 21
Eccles Borough7 10 4 21
Freckleton8 r8.5 r7 23.5
Middleton8 p6 10 24
Haydock8 p5 12 25
Bollington Brass8 p8.5 p11 27.5
Manx Concert Brass12 11 6 29
Marple8 p8.5 p14 30.5
Mossley9 13 9 31
Silk Brass10 9 13 32
Haslingden & Helmshore5 14 16 35Relegated
Diggle14 12 15 41Relegated
Number of bands151616
Average grading88.58.5

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


North West Second Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Eagley11 4 3 18Promoted
Old Hall Brass4 10 5 19Promoted
Uppermill11 p9 p1 21
Valley Brass (Haydock)11 p9 p2 22
Pemberton Old Wigan DW B9 6 9 24
Besses o' 'th' Barn5 12 8 25
Blackpool Brass10 5 10 25
Tyldesley11 ra8 7 26
Allerton Brass11 p13 6 30
Delph19 9 4 32
Cheshire Constabulary11 r9 r12 32
Besses Boys15 2 16 33
Eccleston Brass11 9 p14 34
Farnworth and Walkden14 3 17 a34
Poulton-le-Fylde11 r11 13 35Relegated
Crewe Brass11 r9 r15 35Relegated
Greenfield8 17 11 36Relegated
Number of bands211716
Average grading1198.5

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


North West Third Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Hazel Grove8.5 r9.5 r1 19Promoted
City of Chester8 10 5 23Promoted
Pilling Jubilee Silver15 5 3 23Promoted
Whitworth Vale and Healey8.5 r6 9 23.5
Trinity Girls8.5 r4 11 23.5
Hoover Bolton6 13 6 25
Rode Hall Silver8.5 p9.5 p7 25
Lostock Hall Memorial8.5 p15 2 25.5
Formby8.5 r9.5 r8 26
Darwen Brass8.5 r14 4 26.5
Douglas Town5 8 16 29
Hawk Green (Marple)11 3 15 29
Rivington and Adlington8.5 r9.5 r12 30
Greenall's9 12 10 31
Sale Brass8.5 p9.5 p14 32
Parr (Richardson Ltd.) St Helens8.5 p11 13 32.5Relegated
Thornton Cleveleys14 9 17 40Relegated
Number of bands161817
Average grading8.59.59

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


North West Fourth Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
BMP Europe Goodshaw6 3 1 10Promoted
Skelmersdale Prize6.5 r6 2 14.5Promoted
Littleborough6.5 r6.5 r3 16
Brindle7 7 4 18
Morecambe6.5 r6.5 r5 18
Golborne6.5 r6.5 r6 19
Stacksteads3 8 10 21
Stalybridge Old6.5 r6.5 r8 21
Dobcross Silver6.5 r11 7 24.5
Blackley8 4 14 26
Ramsey Town9 9 11 29
Red Admiral Academy Brass6.5 nb12 13 31.5
Cadishead Public10 10 12 32
Dobcross Youth13 a5 15 33
St Johns Mossley13 a13 a9 35
Denton Brass12 13 a16 41
Heyrod Brass13 a13 a17 a43Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Coppull & Standish13 a13 a17 a43Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands121216
Average grading6.56.58.5

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