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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 0 3
NASUWT Riverside3 1 0 4
East Yorkshire Motor Services2 3 0 5
Fishburn4 4 0 8
Westoe4.5 p4.5 p0 9
Shepherd's Building Group4.5 p4.5 p0 9
Easington Colliery5 5 0 10
Lockwood4.5 p7 0 11.5
York Railway Institute6 8 0 14
Kirkbymoorside8 6 0 14
Number of bands880
Average grading4.54.50.5

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
Dunston Silver3.5 p4 0 7.5
Houghton Brass3.5 p4 p0 7.5
Felling3.5 ra4 ra0 7.5
Ashington Colliery3.5 p4 p0 7.5
Ripon City2 6 0 8
Harrogate3 5 0 8
GT Group Peterlee5 3 0 8
Number of bands670
Average grading3.540.5

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 0 7.5
North Skelton4.5 p4.5 p0 9
Ferryhill Town4.5 p4.5 p0 9
Durham Miners Association5 4 0 9
Cockerton Prize Silver4.5 r4.5 r0 9
East Riding of Yorkshire Brass4 6 0 10
NASUWT Riverside Concert6 5 0 11
Bearpark and Esh4.5 p7 0 11.5
Number of bands880
Average grading4.54.50.5

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
Murton Colliery4 4 0 8
Barton Community8 1 0 9
Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes7 2 0 9
Knaresborough Silver6 p5 p0 11
Jayess Newbiggin6 p5 p0 11
Northumbria Water Ellington Colliery6 r5 r0 11
Swinton & District Excelsior6 p6 0 12
Billingham Silver6 r8 0 14
Backworth Colliery9 7 0 16
Number of bands1190
Average grading650.5

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 0 6.5
Marske Brass4.5 r4.5 r0 9
Burneside Brass4.5 r6 0 10.5
Lanchester8 3 0 11
Penrith Town4 7 0 11
Craghead Colliery7 5 0 12
Beverley Brass5 9 a0 14
Spennymoor Town6 8 0 14
Stanhope Silver9 a9 a0 18
Number of bands880
Average grading4.54.50.5

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