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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 0 3
Tredegar1 2 0 3
Tongwynlais Temperance3 3 0 6
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith)4.5 p4 0 8.5
Llwydcoed4 5 0 9
Parc & Dare4.5 p4.5 p0 9
Northop Silver5 7 0 12
Goodwick6 8 0 14
Number of bands880
Average grading4.54.50.5

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 0 5
Llanrug3 2 0 5
Tylorstown5 r5 0 10
Burry Port Town5 r5.5 r0 10.5
Abergavenny Borough5 p5.5 p0 10.5
BTM7 4 0 11
Markham & District5 6 0 11
Thomas Coaches, Mid Rhondda5 p8 0 13
Deiniolen5 p9 0 14
Lewis Merthyr8 7 0 15
Number of bands9100
Average grading55.50.5

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
Crwbin3 6 0 9
Pontardulais Town5.5 r4 r0 9.5
Newport Borough5.5 p4 p0 9.5
Abertillery Youth5.5 p4 p0 9.5
Penclawdd Brass8 2 0 10
Royal Buckley Town6 4 0 10
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith) 27 3 0 10
Blaenavon Town5.5 r5 0 10.5
Ammanford5 7 0 12
Rhyl Silver5.5 p8 a0 13.5
Number of bands1070
Average grading5.540.5

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 0 6.5
Phoenix Brass3.5 p4 0 7.5
Ynyshir3.5 p5 0 8.5
Rogerstone3.5 ra5.5 ra0 9
Gwaen Cae Gurwen3.5 p5.5 p0 9
RAF St Athan Voluntary3.5 p5.5 p0 9
Usk3 7 0 10
Briton Ferry2 8 0 10
Severn Tunnel5 6 0 11
Ogmore Valley3.5 r10 0 13.5
Number of bands6100
Average grading3.55.50.5

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 0 7
Northop Brass3.5 ra4.5 ra0 8
Cross Keys3.5 r4.5 r0 8
Oakeley Silver7 a2 0 9
Vale of Glamorgan3.5 nb6 0 9.5
Buckley Brass3.5 nb7 0 10.5
Cwm Tawe Youth7 a5 0 12
Oakdale6 8 0 14
Number of bands680
Average grading3.54.50.5

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