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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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
NASUWT Riverside3 1 1 5
City of Hull1 2 4 7
Reg Vardy2 3 3 8
Easington Colliery4 5 2 11
Ripon City5 p4 p5 14
Fishburn5 4 8 17
Shepherd's Building Group6 6 6 18
Westoe7 7 7 21
J36 Brass5 p8 a9 a22
Harrogate9 8 a9 a26Relegated
Number of bands978
Average grading544.5

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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Kirkbymoorside3 3 1 7Promoted
York Railway Institute3.5 r2 4 9.5
Houghton Brass4 5 2 11
North Skelton3.5 p4 5 12.5
Cockerton Prize Silver3.5 p3.5 p6 13
GT Group Peterlee5 6 3 14Relegated
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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Felling3 3 3 9Promoted
Tewit Silver5 p5 p1 11
NASUWT Riverside Concert4 4 6 14
Ashington Colliery5 r6 4 15
Bearpark and Esh5 p9 2 16
Durham Miners Association7 2 8 17
Dunston Silver6 5 7 18
Trimdon Concert5 p5 p10 20
Barton Community5 7 9 21Relegated
Ferryhill Town8 8 5 21Relegated
Number of bands9910
Average grading555.5

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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
East Riding of Yorkshire Brass4.5 r2 3 9.5Promoted
Jayess Newbiggin5 4 1 10
Ellington Colliery3 6 a2 11
Spennymoor Town4.5 p3 p4 11.5
Knaresborough Silver4 6 a6 16
Cleethorpes6 5 7 a18
Swinton & District Excelsior8 6 a5 19Relegated
Number of bands856
Average grading4.533.5

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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Flookburgh Band4.5 4 nb1 9.5Promoted
Easingwold Town4.5 nb1 5 10.5
North Lakes Brass4.5 4 nb2 10.5
Penrith Town3 5 4 12
Backworth Colliery6 3 3 12
Billingham Silver4.5 r4 7 15.5
Burneside Brass2 8 a8 a18
Craghead Colliery8 6 6 20
Marske Brass5 7 8 a20
Lanchester7 8 a8 a23
Number of bands877
Average grading4.544

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