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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

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Tredegar2 1 1 4
Cory1 3 2 6
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith)4 4 4 12
Northop Silver5 2 6 13
Tongwynlais Temperance3 7 5 15
Llwydcoed7 5 3 15
Burry Port Town4.5 p4 p8 a16.5
Goodwick4.5 p4 p8 a16.5
Ebbw Valley Brass4.5 p6 7 17.5Relegated
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


Wales First Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Tylorstown3 5 2 10Promoted
Deiniolen4 4 3 11
BTM6 7 1 14
Pontardulais Town5.5 p3 6 14.5
Lewis Merthyr5 6 4 15
Parc & Dare5.5 r6 ra5 16.5
Newport Borough5.5 p6 p7 18.5
Llanrug8 9 8 a25Relegated
Number of bands10117
Average grading5.564

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


Wales Second Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Taff Vale Brass5 p4.5 p1 10.5Promoted
Markham & District5 r4.5 r3 12.5Promoted
Ammanford4 5 4 13
Royal Buckley Town5 2 7 14
Abergavenny Borough5 r4.5 r5 14.5
Thomas Coaches, Mid Rhondda5 r4 6 15
Abertillery Town6 7 2 15
Penclawdd Brass7 3 9 19
Ifton Colliery5 r4.5 r11 a20.5
Newtown Silver5 p6 10 21Relegated
Crwbin8 8 8 24Relegated
Number of bands9810
Average grading54.55.5

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


Wales Third Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Usk2 2 2 6Promoted
Seindorf Beaumaris4.5 p3 p1 8.5
Briton Ferry4 3 3 10
Gwaen Cae Gurwen4.5 p3 p4 11.5
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith) 24.5 ra6 a5 15.5
Blaenavon Town4.5 r3 ra9 a16.5
RAF St Athan Voluntary7 4 6 17
Ynyshir5 5 7 17
Upper Rhondda4.5 p6 a9 a19.5
Severn Tunnel6 6 a8 20Relegated
Number of bands858
Average grading4.534.5

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


Wales Fourth Section

Band2018 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2018 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Cwmtawe2 5 1 8Promoted
Buckley Brass3 4 4 11Promoted
Cross Keys4 7 2 13
Menai Bridge Porthaethwy3 nb3 9 a15
Newbridge Celynen3 nb5 nb8 16
Phoenix Brass3 ra5 ra9 a17Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Oakeley Silver6 a9 3 18
Northop Brass6 a6 6 18
Holywell3 nb8 9 a20
Ogmore Valley3 r10 a7 20
Oakdale6 a10 a5 21
Vale of Glamorgan6 a10 a9 a25Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands598
Average grading354.5

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