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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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Cory1 2 1 4
Tredegar2 1 2 5
Tongwynlais Temperance4 3 3 10
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith)4.5 p4.5 p4 13
Northop Silver3 5 7 15
Llwydcoed6 4 5 15
Goodwick4.5 p6 8 18.5
Burry Port Town5 8 6 19Relegated
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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Parc & Dare3 4 1 8Promoted
Ebbw Valley Brass5 p2 3 10
Llanrug6 3 2 11
Tylorstown5 r5 r5 15
BTM5 r7 4 16
Markham & District7 5 6 18
Thomas Coaches, Mid Rhondda5 p5 p8 18
Lewis Merthyr4 8 7 19
Deiniolen5 p5 p9 19
Pontardulais Town5 6 10 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


Wales Second Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Abergavenny Borough4.5 r4 1 9.5Promoted
Royal Buckley Town3 6 4 13
Crwbin5 3 6 14
Penclawdd Brass4.5 r8 2 14.5
Blaenavon Town4.5 r5.5 r5 15
Ammanford4.5 p5 7 16.5
Rhyl Silver4.5 p5.5 p8 a18
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith) 29 a7 3 19
Rogerstone6 11 a8 a25Relegated
Number of bands8107
Average grading4.55.54

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


Wales Third Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Newport Borough4.5 p3.5 p1 9Promoted
Abertillery Youth4.5 p4 2 10.5Promoted
Newtown Silver4.5 r3.5 r3 11
Phoenix Brass4.5 p3.5 p4 12
Ynyshir4.5 p3.5 p5 13
Usk4.5 p3 7 14.5
Briton Ferry5 2 8 15
Severn Tunnel4.5 r5 6 15.5
Ogmore Valley4.5 r3.5 r10 18
Northop Brass4 7 a11 a22Relegated
Cross Keys6 7 d9 22Relegated
Number of bands8610
Average grading4.53.55.5

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


Wales Fourth Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
RAF St Athan Voluntary5 r5 1 11Promoted
Gwaen Cae Gurwen5 r3.5 r3 11.5Promoted
Vale of Glamorgan5 nb3.5 nb6 14.5
Upper Rhondda8 3 4 15
Cwm Tawe Youth3 7 a5 15
Buckley Brass5 nb3.5 nb7 15.5
Oakeley Silver10 a7 a2 19
Oakdale6 6 8 20
Number of bands968
Average grading53.54.5

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