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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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Foden's1 1 0 2
Fairey4 2 0 6
Leyland2 6 0 8
Rainford6.5 p3 0 9.5
Pemberton Old Wigan DW3 7 0 10
Milnrow6 5 0 11
Wingates8 4 0 12
Blackburn & Darwen6.5 p6.5 p0 13
Roberts Bakery6.5 p6.5 p0 13
Wardle Anderson Brass5 9 0 14
Oldham (Lees)9 8 0 17
Boarshurst Silver6.5 p11 0 17.5
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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Longridge3 8 0 11
Ashton-under-Lyne8.5 r3 0 11.5
Flixton8 5 0 13
Eccles Borough10 4 0 14
Freckleton8.5 r7 0 15.5
Middleton6 10 0 16
TCTC Group8.5 r8.5 r0 17
VBS Poynton8.5 r8.5 r0 17
Haydock5 12 0 17
Manx Concert Brass11 6 0 17
Eagley8.5 p8.5 p0 17
Old Hall Brass8.5 p8.5 p0 17
Bollington Brass8.5 p11 0 19.5
Silk Brass9 13 0 22
Mossley13 9 0 22
Marple8.5 p14 0 22.5
Number of bands16160
Average grading8.58.50.5

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


North West Second Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Uppermill9 p1 0 10
Valley Brass (Haydock)9 p2 0 11
Delph9 4 0 13
Tyldesley8 7 0 15
Pemberton Old Wigan DW B6 9 0 15
Blackpool Brass5 10 0 15
Diggle9 r8.5 r0 17.5
Haslingden & Helmshore9 r8.5 r0 17.5
Hazel Grove9 p8.5 p0 17.5
City of Chester9 p8.5 p0 17.5
Pilling Jubilee Silver9 p8.5 p0 17.5
Besses Boys2 16 0 18
Allerton Brass13 6 0 19
Besses o' 'th' Barn12 8 0 20
Farnworth and Walkden3 17 a0 20
Cheshire Constabulary9 r12 0 21
Eccleston Brass9 p14 0 23
Number of bands17160
Average grading98.50.5

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


North West Third Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Whitworth Vale and Healey6 9 0 15
Trinity Girls4 11 0 15
Rode Hall Silver9.5 p7 0 16.5
Lostock Hall Memorial15 2 0 17
Formby9.5 r8 0 17.5
Hawk Green (Marple)3 15 0 18
Darwen Brass14 4 0 18
Poulton-le-Fylde9.5 r9 r0 18.5
Crewe Brass9.5 r9 r0 18.5
Skelmersdale Prize9.5 p9 p0 18.5
BMP Europe Goodshaw9.5 p9 p0 18.5
Greenfield9.5 r9 r0 18.5
Hoover Bolton13 6 0 19
Rivington and Adlington9.5 r12 0 21.5
Greenall's12 10 0 22
Sale Brass9.5 p14 0 23.5
Douglas Town8 16 0 24
Number of bands18170
Average grading9.590.5

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


North West Fourth Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Littleborough6.5 r3 0 9.5
Brindle7 4 0 11
Morecambe6.5 r5 0 11.5
Golborne6.5 r6 0 12.5
Stalybridge Old6.5 r8 0 14.5
Parr (Richardson Ltd.) St Helens6.5 r8.5 r0 15
Thornton Cleveleys6.5 r8.5 r0 15
Stacksteads8 10 0 18
Dobcross Silver11 7 0 18
Blackley4 14 0 18
Ramsey Town9 11 0 20
Dobcross Youth5 15 0 20
Cadishead Public10 12 0 22
St Johns Mossley13 a9 0 22
Red Admiral Academy Brass12 13 0 25
Denton Brass13 a16 0 29
Heyrod Brass13 a17 a0 30
Coppull & Standish13 a17 a0 30
Number of bands12160
Average grading6.58.50.5

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