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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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Cory1 1 0 2
Tredegar2 2 0 4
Tongwynlais Temperance3 3 0 6
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith)4 4 0 8
Ebbw Valley Brass4.5 p4.5 p0 9
Northop Silver7 5 0 12
Llwydcoed5 7 0 12
Parc & Dare4.5 p8 0 12.5
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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Burry Port Town5.5 r2 0 7.5
Tylorstown5 3 0 8
BTM4 6 0 10
Llanrug2 8 0 10
Ifton Colliery5.5 p5.5 p0 11
Pontardulais Town5.5 p5.5 p0 11
Goodwick5.5 r5.5 r0 11
Lewis Merthyr7 5 0 12
Markham & District6 7 0 13
Deiniolen9 4 0 13
Abergavenny Borough5.5 p10 0 15.5
Number of bands10100
Average grading5.55.50.5

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


Wales Second Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Newport Borough4 p3 0 7
Penclawdd Brass2 7 0 9
Royal Buckley Town4 5 0 9
Newtown Silver4 p5 p0 9
Thomas Coaches, Mid Rhondda4 r5 r0 9
Abertillery Youth4 p6 0 10
Ammanford7 4 0 11
Crwbin6 8 0 14
Blaenavon Town5 9 0 14
Number of bands790
Average grading450.5

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


Wales Third Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Taff Vale Brass5.5 nb1 0 6.5
Usk7 2 0 9
Upper Rhondda5.5 p4.5 p0 10
Rhyl Silver5.5 ra4.5 ra0 10
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith) 25.5 r4.5 ra0 10
Ynyshir5 5 0 10
Severn Tunnel6 6 0 12
Briton Ferry8 4 0 12
RAF St Athan Voluntary5.5 p7 0 12.5
Phoenix Brass4 9 a0 13
Rogerstone5.5 ra9 a0 14.5
Number of bands1080
Average grading5.54.50.5

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


Wales Fourth Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Cwm Tawe Youth5 2 0 7
Ogmore Valley4.5 r3 r0 7.5
Oakeley Silver2 6 a0 8
Gwaen Cae Gurwen3 5 0 8
Cross Keys4.5 r4 0 8.5
Buckley Brass7 3 0 10
Northop Brass4.5 ra6 a0 10.5
Vale of Glamorgan6 6 a0 12
Oakdale8 6 a0 14
Number of bands850
Average grading4.530.5

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