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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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
NASUWT Riverside1 1 0 2
Reg Vardy2 2 0 4
East Yorkshire Motor Services3 4 0 7
Fishburn4 3 0 7
Westoe4.5 p5 0 9.5
Harrogate4.5 p5.5 p0 10
Shepherd's Building Group4.5 p7 0 11.5
Lockwood7 6 0 13
Easington Colliery5 8 0 13
York Railway Institute8 9 0 17
Number of bands8100
Average grading4.55.50.5

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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Houghton Brass4 p2 0 6
GT Group Peterlee3 4 0 7
J36 Brass4 p3.5 p0 7.5
Kirkbymoorside4 r3.5 r0 7.5
Ripon City6 3 0 9
Ashington Colliery4 p5 0 9
Number of bands760
Average grading43.50.5

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


North of England Second Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
North Skelton4.5 p1 0 5.5
Ferryhill Town4.5 p3 0 7.5
Cockerton Prize Silver4.5 r4 0 8.5
Barton Community4.5 p4.5 p0 9
Dunston Silver4.5 r4.5 r0 9
NASUWT Riverside Concert5 5 0 10
Durham Miners Association4 6 0 10
East Riding of Yorkshire Brass6 7 0 13
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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Knaresborough Silver5 p2 0 7
Ellington Colliery5 r3 0 8
Jayess Newbiggin5 p4 0 9
Murton Colliery4 5 0 9
Trimdon Concert5 p4.5 p0 9.5
Bearpark and Esh5 r4.5 r0 9.5
Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes2 9 a0 11
Swinton & District Excelsior6 6 0 12
Billingham Silver8 7 0 15
Number of bands980
Average grading54.50.5

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


North of England Fourth Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Tewit Silver4.5 nb2 0 6.5
Lanchester3 5 0 8
Spennymoor Town8 1 0 9
Backworth Colliery4.5 r4.5 r0 9
Burneside Brass6 4 0 10
Marske Brass4.5 r6 0 10.5
Craghead Colliery5 8 0 13
Penrith Town7 7 0 14
Beverley Brass9 a9 a0 18
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