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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

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Foden's1 1 0 2
Fairey3 3 0 6
Milnrow6 2 0 8
Wingates2 6 0 8
Ashton-under-Lyne4 5 0 9
Co-operative Funeralcare NW8 4 0 12
Leyland5 7 0 12
Pemberton Old Wigan DW6.5 p6.5 p0 13
Rainford6.5 p6.5 p0 13
VBS Poynton6.5 p8 0 14.5
Longridge6.5 p9 0 15.5
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


North West First Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Wardle Anderson Brass6 4 0 10
Oldham (Lees)7.5 r3 0 10.5
Freckleton7.5 r5 0 12.5
Blackburn & Darwen7.5 r7 r0 14.5
Roberts Bakery7.5 r7 r0 14.5
Diggle7.5 r7 r0 14.5
Crewe Brass7.5 p7 p0 14.5
Manx Concert Brass7.5 p7 0 14.5
Cheshire Constabulary7.5 p7 p0 14.5
Boarshurst Silver7.5 p7 p0 14.5
Haslingden & Helmshore5 10 0 15
Mossley7 9 0 16
Eccles Borough10 6 0 16
Silk Brass8 11 0 19
Tyldesley7.5 p12 0 19.5
Poulton-le-Fylde12 8 0 20
Number of bands14130
Average grading7.570.5

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


North West Second Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Flixton11 1 0 12
Haydock1 14 0 15
Delph12 3 0 15
Horwich RMI9.5 nb6 0 15.5
Marple9.5 r7 0 16.5
Pemberton Old Wigan DW B8 9 0 17
Hazel Grove9.5 r8 0 17.5
Besses Boys7 11 0 18
Bollington Brass9.5 r11 r0 20.5
Morecambe9.5 ra11 ra0 20.5
Farnworth and Walkden9.5 p11 p0 20.5
Eagley9.5 p11 p0 20.5
Formby9.5 p11 p0 20.5
Trinity Girls9.5 p11 p0 20.5
Greenfield9.5 p11 p0 20.5
Middleton10 12 0 22
Blackpool Brass9.5 p13 0 22.5
Whitworth Vale and Healey9.5 r15 0 24.5
Old Hall Brass15 10 0 25
Besses o' 'th' Barn9.5 p16 0 25.5
Valley Brass (Haydock)9.5 p17 0 26.5
Darwen Brass9 21 0 30
Number of bands18210
Average grading9.5110.5

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


North West Third Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Rivington and Adlington13 1 0 14
City of Chester10 r6 0 16
Greenall's6 11 0 17
Hawk Green (Marple)10 8 0 18
Pilling Jubilee Silver11 7 0 18
Uppermill10 r9.5 r0 19.5
Hoover Bolton10 r9.5 r0 19.5
Allerton Brass10 p9.5 p0 19.5
Golborne10 r9.5 r0 19.5
Thornton Cleveleys10 p9.5 p0 19.5
Eccleston Brass10 r12 0 22
Dobcross Silver9 14 0 23
Skelmersdale Prize16 9 0 25
Stalybridge Old10 p16 0 26
Douglas Town12 15 0 27
Littleborough14 17 0 31
Number of bands19180
Average grading109.50.5

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


North West Fourth Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Cadishead Public8 4 0 12
Tarleton Brass4 8 0 12
Parr (Richardson Ltd.) St Helens8 r5 0 13
Brindle11 3 0 14
Lostock Hall Memorial8 r6 0 14
Rode Hall Silver7 7 0 14
Blackley5 11 0 16
Sale Brass6 10 0 16
Stacksteads8 r9 r0 17
St Johns Mossley8 nb9 nb0 17
Coppull & Standish8 r9 r0 17
Heyrod Brass8 nb14 0 22
Denton Brass15 9 0 24
Manx Youth9 18 a0 27
Stockport Silver12 15 0 27
BMP Europe Goodshaw14 13 0 27
Lees10 17 0 27
Ramsey Town16 a12 0 28
Dobcross Youth13 16 0 29
Mereside Brass16 a18 a0 34
Number of bands15170
Average grading890.5

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