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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 3 5
Reg Vardy2 2 2 6
East Yorkshire Motor Services3 4 1 8
Fishburn4 3 5 12
Westoe4.5 p5 7 16.5
Easington Colliery5 8 4 17
Shepherd's Building Group4.5 p7 6 17.5
Harrogate4.5 p5.5 p9 19
Lockwood7 6 10 a23
York Railway Institute8 9 8 25Relegated
Number of bands8109
Average grading4.55.55

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
J36 Brass4 p3.5 p1 8.5Promoted
Houghton Brass4 p2 4 10
Kirkbymoorside4 r3.5 r3 10.5
Ripon City6 3 2 11
GT Group Peterlee3 4 5 12
Ashington Colliery4 p5 6 15Relegated
Number of bands766
Average grading43.53.5

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 1 6.5Promoted
Cockerton Prize Silver4.5 r4 2 10.5
Felling4.5 nb4.5 nb3 12
Barton Community4.5 p4.5 p5 14
NASUWT Riverside Concert5 5 4 14
Dunston Silver4.5 r4.5 r6 15
Ferryhill Town4.5 p3 8 15.5
Durham Miners Association4 6 7 17
East Riding of Yorkshire Brass6 7 9 22Relegated
Number of bands889
Average grading4.54.55

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
Bearpark and Esh5 r4.5 r1 10.5Promoted
Knaresborough Silver5 p2 4 11
Ellington Colliery5 r3 3 11
Trimdon Concert5 p4.5 p2 11.5
Jayess Newbiggin5 p4 5 14
Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes2 9 a6 17
Murton Colliery4 5 9 a18
Swinton & District Excelsior6 6 8 20
Billingham Silver8 7 7 22Relegated
Number of bands988
Average grading54.54.5

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


North of England Fourth Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Tewit Silver4.5 nb2 1 7.5Promoted
Burneside Brass6 4 2 12
Spennymoor Town8 1 4 13
Lanchester3 5 7 15
Backworth Colliery4.5 r4.5 r6 15
Marske Brass4.5 r6 5 15.5
Penrith Town7 7 3 17
Craghead Colliery5 8 8 21
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