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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.

Wales Championship Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Cory2 1 1 4
Tredegar1 2 2 5
Tongwynlais Temperance3 3 3 9
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith)4.5 p4 4 12.5
Llwydcoed4 5 7 16
Northop Silver5 7 5 17
Parc & Dare4.5 p4.5 p8 17
Goodwick6 8 6 20Relegated
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


Wales First Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Ebbw Valley Brass2 3 1 6Promoted
Burry Port Town5 r5.5 r2 12.5
Tylorstown5 r5 3 13
Llanrug3 2 8 13
BTM7 4 6 17
Markham & District5 6 7 18
Deiniolen5 p9 4 18
Lewis Merthyr8 7 5 20
Abergavenny Borough5 p5.5 p10 20.5
Thomas Coaches, Mid Rhondda5 p8 9 22Relegated
Number of bands91010
Average grading55.55.5

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


Wales Second Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Pontardulais Town5.5 r4 r1 10.5Promoted
Ifton Colliery5.5 nb4 nb2 11.5Promoted, Moved from Midlands region
Newport Borough5.5 p4 p3 12.5
Royal Buckley Town6 4 5 15
Abertillery Youth5.5 p4 p6 15.5
Ammanford5 7 4 16
Penclawdd Brass8 2 7 17
Crwbin3 6 8 17
Blaenavon Town5.5 r5 9 19.5
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith) 27 3 10 a20Relegated
Rhyl Silver5.5 p8 a10 a23.5Relegated
Number of bands1079
Average grading5.545

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


Wales Third Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Newtown Silver3.5 r3 3 9.5Promoted
Taff Vale Brass3.5 nb5.5 nb1 10
Usk3 7 2 12
Ynyshir3.5 p5 5 13.5
Briton Ferry2 8 4 14
RAF St Athan Voluntary3.5 p5.5 p7 16
Phoenix Brass3.5 p4 9 a16.5
Severn Tunnel5 6 6 17
Rogerstone3.5 ra5.5 ra9 a18Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Ogmore Valley3.5 r10 8 21.5Relegated
Number of bands6108
Average grading3.55.54.5

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


Wales Fourth Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Upper Rhondda3 4 1 8Promoted
Gwaen Cae Gurwen3.5 r3 5 11.5
Cross Keys3.5 r4.5 r4 12
Buckley Brass3.5 nb7 3 13.5
Cwm Tawe Youth7 a5 2 14
Northop Brass3.5 ra4.5 ra6 a14Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Oakeley Silver7 a2 6 a15
Vale of Glamorgan3.5 nb6 6 a15.5
Oakdale6 8 6 a20
Number of bands685
Average grading3.54.53

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