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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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Foden's2 1 1 4
Fairey1 3 3 7
Wingates3 2 6 11
Ashton-under-Lyne4 4 5 13
Milnrow9 6 2 17
Leyland6 5 7 18
VBS Poynton7 p6.5 p8 21.5
Co-operative Funeralcare NW10 8 4 22
Longridge7 p6.5 p9 22.5
Blackburn & Darwen7 7 12 26Relegated
Diggle7 p9 10 26Relegated
Roberts Bakery7 p10 11 28Relegated
Number of bands131212
Average grading76.56.5

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


North West First Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Rainford7 r2 2 11Promoted
Pemberton Old Wigan DW7 r4 1 12Promoted
Wardle Anderson Brass7 r6 4 17
Oldham (Lees)7 r7.5 r3 17.5
Haslingden & Helmshore4 5 10 19
Freckleton7 r7.5 r5 19.5
Manx Concert Brass7 p7.5 p7 21.5
Eccles Borough7 p10 6 23
Poulton-le-Fylde6 12 8 26
Silk Brass7 p8 11 26
Mossley10 7 9 26
Tyldesley7 p7.5 p12 26.5
Bollington Brass5 9 13 27Relegated
Morecambe7 r7.5 ra14 a28.5Relegated
Number of bands131413
Average grading77.57

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


North West Second Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Boarshurst Silver8.5 p3 4 15.5Promoted
Cheshire Constabulary14 2 2 18Promoted
Crewe Brass8.5 r5 5 18.5
Besses Boys3 7 11 21
Haydock8 1 14 23
Pemberton Old Wigan DW B6 8 9 23
Horwich RMI8.5 nb9.5 nb6 24
Flixton13 11 1 25
Delph10 12 3 25
Marple8.5 r9.5 r7 25
Hazel Grove8.5 r9.5 r8 26
Middleton5 10 12 27
Blackpool Brass8.5 p9.5 p13 31
Whitworth Vale and Healey8.5 r9.5 r15 33
Old Hall Brass8.5 p15 10 33.5
Besses o' 'th' Barn8.5 p9.5 p16 34
Valley Brass (Haydock)8.5 p9.5 p17 35
Darwen Brass12 9 21 42
Hoover Bolton8.5 r17 18 43.5Relegated
Golborne8.5 p16 19 43.5Relegated
Uppermill11 13 20 44Relegated
Number of bands161821
Average grading8.59.511

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


North West Third Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Trinity Girls8 7 2 17Promoted
Farnworth and Walkden10 r3 10 23Promoted
Eagley14 4 5 23Promoted
Formby10 p10 p3 23Promoted
Greenfield11 8 4 23Promoted
Greenall's7 6 11 24
Rivington and Adlington12 13 1 26
City of Chester10 r10 r6 26
Pilling Jubilee Silver9 11 7 27
Hawk Green (Marple)10 10 8 28
Eccleston Brass10 ra10 r12 32
Dobcross Silver10 r9 14 33
Skelmersdale Prize10 p16 9 35
Littleborough4 14 17 35
Stalybridge Old10 p10 p16 36
Douglas Town13 12 15 40
Stacksteads17 17 13 47Relegated
Coppull & Standish15 15 18 48Relegated
Number of bands191918
Average grading10109.5

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


North West Fourth Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Thornton Cleveleys10 1 1 12Promoted
Allerton Brass8 nb8 nb2 18Promoted
Tarleton Brass7 4 8 19
Rode Hall Silver6 7 7 20
Parr (Richardson Ltd.) St Helens8 r8 r5 21
Brindle8 11 3 22
Lostock Hall Memorial8 r8 r6 22
Cadishead Public12 8 4 24
Sale Brass9 6 10 25
Blackley11 5 11 27
Manx Youth3 9 18 a30
Heyrod Brass8 nb8 nb14 30
Stockport Silver8 nb12 15 35
BMP Europe Goodshaw8 r14 13 35
Ramsey Town8 r16 a12 36
Denton Brass13 15 9 37
Lees15 a10 17 42
Dobcross Youth15 a13 16 44
Mereside Brass14 16 a18 a48
Hesketh Bank Silver15 a16 a18 a49Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Nelson Brass15 a16 a18 a49Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Whaley Bridge15 a16 a18 a49Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands151517
Average grading889

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