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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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Foden's1 1 0 2
Fairey3 3 0 6
Leyland7 2 0 9
Pemberton Old Wigan DW6.5 p5 0 11.5
TCTC Group4 8 0 12
Milnrow2 10 0 12
VBS Poynton8 4 0 12
Wingates6 6 0 12
Freckleton6.5 p6 p0 12.5
Oldham (Lees)6.5 p6 p0 12.5
Wardle Anderson Brass6.5 p6 p0 12.5
Ashton-under-Lyne5 11 0 16
Number of bands12110
Average grading6.560.5

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


North West First Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Boarshurst Silver7.5 p4 0 11.5
Eccles Borough6 7 0 13
Blackburn & Darwen7.5 r6 0 13.5
Haslingden & Helmshore10 5 0 15
Longridge7.5 r8 r0 15.5
Rainford7.5 r8 r0 15.5
Roberts Bakery7.5 r8 0 15.5
Haydock7.5 p8 p0 15.5
Flixton7.5 p8 p0 15.5
Middleton7.5 p8 p0 15.5
Mossley9 9 0 18
Crewe Brass7.5 p11 0 18.5
Manx Concert Brass7 12 0 19
Cheshire Constabulary7.5 p13 0 20.5
Silk Brass11 10 0 21
Diggle7.5 r14 0 21.5
Number of bands14150
Average grading7.580.5

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


North West Second Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Bollington Brass11 r2 0 13
Marple7 6 0 13
Old Hall Brass10 4 0 14
Pemberton Old Wigan DW B9 9 0 18
Greenfield11 p8 0 19
Besses o' 'th' Barn16 5 0 21
Hazel Grove8 13 0 21
Poulton-le-Fylde11 r11 r0 22
Delph3 19 0 22
Tyldesley11 r11 ra0 22
Allerton Brass11 p11 p0 22
Rivington and Adlington11 p11 p0 22
Eagley11 p11 0 22
Horwich RMI6 17 0 23
Blackpool Brass13 10 0 23
Formby11 p12 0 23
Farnworth and Walkden11 p14 0 25
Besses Boys11 15 0 26
Number of bands21210
Average grading11110.5

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


North West Third Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Uppermill9.5 r3 0 12.5
Eccleston Brass12 1 0 13
City of Chester6 8 0 14
Hoover Bolton9.5 r6 0 15.5
Morecambe9.5 r8.5 r0 18
Whitworth Vale and Healey9.5 r8.5 r0 18
Lostock Hall Memorial9.5 p8.5 p0 18
Trinity Girls9.5 r8.5 r0 18
Parr (Richardson Ltd.) St Helens9.5 p8.5 p0 18
Darwen Brass9.5 r8.5 r0 18
Valley Brass (Haydock)9.5 r8.5 r0 18
Hawk Green (Marple)8 11 0 19
Douglas Town15 5 0 20
Greenall's11 9 0 20
Littleborough17 4 0 21
Pilling Jubilee Silver7 15 0 22
Golborne9.5 r13 0 22.5
Thornton Cleveleys9.5 p14 0 23.5
Stalybridge Old16 10 0 26
Number of bands18160
Average grading9.58.50.5

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


North West Fourth Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Brindle3 7 0 10
Stacksteads9 r3 0 12
Rode Hall Silver7 5 0 12
Sale Brass10 2 0 12
Cadishead Public4 10 0 14
Dobcross Silver9 r6.5 r0 15.5
Skelmersdale Prize9 r6.5 r0 15.5
Red Admiral Academy Brass9 nb6.5 nb0 15.5
BMP Europe Goodshaw13 6 0 19
Blackley11 8 0 19
Ramsey Town12 9 0 21
Denton Brass9 12 0 21
Tarleton Brass8 13 a0 21
St Johns Mossley9 nb13 a0 22
Coppull & Standish9 r13 a0 22
Stockport Silver15 11 0 26
Heyrod Brass14 13 a0 27
Dobcross Youth16 13 a0 29
Manx Youth18 a13 a0 31
Number of bands17120
Average grading96.50.5

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