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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 3 5
Tredegar2 2 1 5
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith)4 4 4 12
Tongwynlais Temperance3 3 7 13
Northop Silver7 5 2 14
Ebbw Valley Brass4.5 p4.5 p6 15
Llwydcoed5 7 5 17
Parc & Dare4.5 p8 8 a20.5Relegated
Number of bands887
Average grading4.54.54

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 2 9.5Promoted
Goodwick5.5 r5.5 r1 12Promoted
Tylorstown5 3 5 13
Pontardulais Town5.5 p5.5 p3 14
BTM4 6 7 17
Deiniolen9 4 4 17
Lewis Merthyr7 5 6 18
Llanrug2 8 9 19
Ifton Colliery5.5 p5.5 p10 21Relegated
Markham & District6 7 8 21Relegated
Abergavenny Borough5.5 p10 11 26.5Relegated
Number of bands101011
Average grading5.55.56

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 1 8Promoted
Royal Buckley Town4 5 2 11
Penclawdd Brass2 7 3 12
Thomas Coaches, Mid Rhondda4 r5 r4 13
Newtown Silver4 p5 p6 15
Ammanford7 4 5 16
Abertillery Youth4 p6 7 17
Crwbin6 8 8 22
Blaenavon Town5 9 9 a23Relegated
Number of bands798
Average grading454.5

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 1 7.5Promoted
Usk7 2 2 11
Briton Ferry8 4 3 15
Ynyshir5 5 5 15
Upper Rhondda5.5 p4.5 p6 a16
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith) 25.5 r4.5 ra6 a16
RAF St Athan Voluntary5.5 p7 4 16.5
Severn Tunnel6 6 6 a18
Phoenix Brass4 9 a6 a19Relegated
Number of bands1085
Average grading5.54.53

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
Gwaen Cae Gurwen3 5 1 9Promoted
Seindorf Beaumaris4.5 nb3 nb2 9.5Promoted
Menai Bridge Porthaethwy4.5 nb3 nb3 10.5
Cwm Tawe Youth5 2 5 12
Buckley Brass7 3 4 14
Holywell4.5 nb3 nb8 15.5
Cross Keys4.5 r4 7 15.5
Northop Brass4.5 ra6 a6 16.5
Oakeley Silver2 6 a9 17
Ogmore Valley4.5 r3 r10 a17.5
Vale of Glamorgan6 6 a10 a22
Oakdale8 6 a10 a24
Number of bands859
Average grading4.535

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