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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 of England Championship Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Reg Vardy1 2 2 5
NASUWT Riverside3 1 1 5
East Yorkshire Motor Services2 3 4 9
Fishburn4 4 3 11
Westoe4.5 p4.5 p5 14
Shepherd's Building Group4.5 p4.5 p7 16
Lockwood4.5 p7 6 17.5
Easington Colliery5 5 8 18
York Railway Institute6 8 9 23
Kirkbymoorside8 6 10 24Relegated
Number of bands8810
Average grading4.54.55.5

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


North of England First Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Harrogate3 5 1 9Promoted
Houghton Brass3.5 p4 p2 9.5
Ripon City2 6 3 11
GT Group Peterlee5 3 4 12
Ashington Colliery3.5 p4 p5 12.5
Dunston Silver3.5 p4 6 13.5Relegated
Number of bands676
Average grading3.543.5

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


North of England Second Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
J36 Brass4.5 p3 2 9.5Promoted
North Skelton4.5 p4.5 p1 10
Ferryhill Town4.5 p4.5 p3 12
Cockerton Prize Silver4.5 r4.5 r4 13
Durham Miners Association5 4 6 15
NASUWT Riverside Concert6 5 5 16
East Riding of Yorkshire Brass4 6 7 17
Bearpark and Esh4.5 p7 8 19.5Relegated
Number of bands888
Average grading4.54.54.5

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


North of England Third Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Barton Community8 1 1 10Promoted
Knaresborough Silver6 p5 p2 13
Murton Colliery4 4 5 13
Ellington Colliery6 r5 r3 14
Jayess Newbiggin6 p5 p4 15
Swinton & District Excelsior6 p6 6 18
Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes7 2 9 a18
Billingham Silver6 r8 7 21
Backworth Colliery9 7 8 24Relegated
Number of bands1198
Average grading654.5

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


North of England Fourth Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Trimdon Concert4.5 r2 3 9.5Promoted
Tewit Silver4.5 nb4.5 nb2 11
Burneside Brass4.5 r6 4 14.5
Spennymoor Town6 8 1 15
Marske Brass4.5 r4.5 r6 15
Lanchester8 3 5 16
Penrith Town4 7 7 18
Craghead Colliery7 5 8 20
Beverley Brass5 9 a9 a23
Stanhope Silver9 a9 a9 a27Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands888
Average grading4.54.54.5

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