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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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
NASUWT Riverside1 3 1 5
City of Hull3 1 2 6
Fishburn2 5 4 11
Reg Vardy10 d2 3 15
Easington Colliery7 4 5 16
J36 Brass5 p5 p8 a18
Westoe4 7 7 18
Shepherd's Building Group6 6 6 18
Harrogate5 p9 8 a22
Lockwood5 10 a8 a23Relegated
Number of bands997
Average grading554

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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Ripon City3 2 1 6Promoted
York Railway Institute3.5 r3.5 r2 9
Kirkbymoorside3.5 r3 3 9.5
North Skelton3.5 p3.5 p4 11
Houghton Brass2 4 5 11
GT Group Peterlee4 5 6 15Relegated
Number of bands666
Average grading3.53.53.5

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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Cockerton Prize Silver4 2 1 7Promoted
Felling4.5 nb3 3 10.5
NASUWT Riverside Concert5 4 4 13
Durham Miners Association6 7 2 15
Dunston Silver4.5 r6 5 15.5
Ashington Colliery4.5 r5 r6 15.5
Barton Community4.5 p5 7 16.5
Bearpark and Esh4.5 p5 p9 18.5
Ferryhill Town3 8 8 19Relegated
Number of bands899
Average grading4.555

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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Trimdon Concert4.5 p2 3 9.5Promoted
Tewit Silver4.5 p4.5 p1 10
East Riding of Yorkshire Brass4.5 r4.5 r2 11
Knaresborough Silver2 4 6 a12
Ellington Colliery3 3 6 a12
Jayess Newbiggin4 5 4 13
Swinton & District Excelsior6 8 6 a20Relegated
Cleethorpes9 a6 5 20Relegated
Number of bands885
Average grading4.54.53

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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Spennymoor Town1 4 2 7Promoted
Easingwold Town4.5 nb4.5 nb1 10
Billingham Silver4.5 r4.5 r4 13
Backworth Colliery4.5 r6 3 13.5
Burneside Brass4 2 8 a14
Penrith Town7 3 5 15
Marske Brass6 5 7 18
Lanchester5 7 8 a20
Craghead Colliery8 8 6 22
Number of bands887
Average grading4.54.54

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