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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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Reg Vardy1 1 2 4
NASUWT Riverside2 3 1 6
East Yorkshire Motor Services4 2 3 9
Fishburn3 4 4 11
Easington Colliery5 5 5 15
Lockwood5 p4.5 p7 16.5
Kirkbymoorside5 p8 6 19
York Railway Institute8 6 8 22
Felling6 9 a9 a24Relegated
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 First Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Westoe2 4 2 8Promoted
Shepherd's Building Group3.5 r3.5 r1 8Promoted
Dunston Silver3.5 p3.5 p4 11
Harrogate3.5 r3 5 11.5
Ripon City4 2 6 12
GT Group Peterlee5 5 3 13
Cockerton Prize Silver3 6 7 16Relegated
Number of bands667
Average grading3.53.54

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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Houghton Brass4 p2 2 8Promoted
Ashington Colliery4 r3 1 8Promoted
J36 Brass4 p4.5 p3 11.5
Durham Miners Association3 5 4 12
NASUWT Riverside Concert2 6 5 13
East Riding of Yorkshire Brass4 4 6 14
Bearpark and Esh4 p4.5 p7 15.5
Northumbria Water Ellington Colliery6 7 8 21Relegated
Number of bands788
Average grading44.54.5

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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
North Skelton4 3 5 12Promoted
Ferryhill Town3 6 3 12Promoted
Murton Colliery4.5 r4 4 12.5
Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes5 7 2 14
Barton Community6 8 1 15
Swinton & District Excelsior4.5 p6 p6 16.5
Billingham Silver4.5 r6 r8 18.5
Backworth Colliery4.5 p9 7 20.5
Marske Brass8 5 9 22Relegated
Number of bands8119
Average grading4.565

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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Knaresborough Silver1 2 4 7Promoted
Jayess Newbiggin7 1 1 9Promoted
Trimdon Concert5.5 r4.5 r2 12
Burneside Brass5.5 ra4.5 r6 16
Penrith Town5 4 7 16
Craghead Colliery4 7 5 16
Lanchester11 d8 3 22
Spennymoor Town8 6 8 22
Beverley Brass9 5 9 a23
Stanhope Silver5.5 r9 a9 a23.5
Number of bands1088
Average grading5.54.54.5

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