New Forest Brass Band Menu

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 1 3
Fairey3 3 4 10
Leyland7 2 2 11
Pemberton Old Wigan DW6.5 p5 3 14.5
Wardle Anderson Brass6.5 p6 p5 17.5
Milnrow2 10 6 18
TCTC Group4 8 7 19
Wingates6 6 8 20
Oldham (Lees)6.5 p6 p9 21.5
VBS Poynton8 4 10 22
Freckleton6.5 p6 p12 24.5Relegated
Ashton-under-Lyne5 11 11 27Relegated
Number of bands121112
Average grading6.566.5

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 2 13.5Promoted
Rainford7.5 r8 r1 16.5Promoted
Blackburn & Darwen7.5 r6 4 17.5
Longridge7.5 r8 r3 18.5
Haydock7.5 p8 p5 20.5
Middleton7.5 p8 p6 21.5
Roberts Bakery7.5 r8 7 22.5
Eccles Borough6 7 10 23
Flixton7.5 p8 p8 23.5
Haslingden & Helmshore10 5 14 29
Silk Brass11 10 9 30
Manx Concert Brass7 12 11 30
Mossley9 9 13 31
Diggle7.5 r14 12 33.5
Crewe Brass7.5 p11 16 34.5Relegated
Cheshire Constabulary7.5 p13 15 35.5Relegated
Number of bands141516
Average grading7.588.5

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 1 14Promoted
Marple7 6 7 20Promoted
Pemberton Old Wigan DW B9 9 6 24
Old Hall Brass10 4 10 24
Eagley11 p11 4 26
Besses Boys11 15 2 28
Farnworth and Walkden11 p14 3 28
Blackpool Brass13 10 5 28
Tyldesley11 r11 ra8 30
Delph3 19 9 31
Poulton-le-Fylde11 r11 r11 33
Besses o' 'th' Barn16 5 12 33
Allerton Brass11 p11 p13 35
Greenfield11 p8 17 36
Hazel Grove8 13 16 37Relegated
Rivington and Adlington11 p11 p15 37Relegated
Formby11 p12 14 37Relegated
Horwich RMI6 17 18 a41Relegated
Number of bands212117
Average grading11119

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 2 14.5Promoted
Valley Brass (Haydock)9.5 r8.5 r1 19Promoted
Eccleston Brass12 1 7 20
Trinity Girls9.5 r8.5 r4 22
Hawk Green (Marple)8 11 3 22
Whitworth Vale and Healey9.5 r8.5 r6 24
City of Chester6 8 10 24
Pilling Jubilee Silver7 15 5 27
Douglas Town15 5 8 28
Hoover Bolton9.5 r6 13 28.5
Parr (Richardson Ltd.) St Helens9.5 p8.5 p11 29
Greenall's11 9 12 32
Darwen Brass9.5 r8.5 r14 32
Thornton Cleveleys9.5 p14 9 32.5
Lostock Hall Memorial9.5 p8.5 p15 33
Morecambe9.5 r8.5 r19 a37
Littleborough17 4 17 38
Golborne9.5 r13 16 38.5Relegated
Stalybridge Old16 10 18 44Relegated
Number of bands181618
Average grading9.58.59.5

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
Sale Brass10 2 1 13Promoted
Rode Hall Silver7 5 2 14Promoted
Brindle3 7 7 17
Stacksteads9 r3 8 20
Skelmersdale Prize9 r6.5 r6 21.5
BMP Europe Goodshaw13 6 3 22
Blackley11 8 4 23
Cadishead Public4 10 10 24
Dobcross Silver9 r6.5 r11 26.5
Red Admiral Academy Brass9 nb6.5 nb12 27.5
Ramsey Town12 9 9 30
Denton Brass9 12 13 a34
Dobcross Youth16 13 a5 34
Tarleton Brass8 13 a13 a34
St Johns Mossley9 nb13 a13 a35
Coppull & Standish9 r13 a13 a35
Stockport Silver15 11 13 a39
Heyrod Brass14 13 a13 a40
Number of bands171212
Average grading96.56.5

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