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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

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Tredegar1 1 0 2
Cory3 2 0 5
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith)4 4 0 8
Northop Silver2 6 0 8
Tylorstown4 p4 p0 8
Llwydcoed5 3 0 8
Tongwynlais Temperance7 5 0 12
Burry Port Town4 p8 a0 12
Goodwick4 p8 a0 12
Number of bands770
Average grading440.5

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


Wales First Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Deiniolen4 3 0 7
BTM7 1 0 8
Pontardulais Town3 6 0 9
Ebbw Valley Brass6 r4 r0 10
Taff Vale Brass6 p4 p0 10
Lewis Merthyr6 4 0 10
Markham & District6 p4 p0 10
Parc & Dare6 ra5 0 11
Newport Borough6 p7 0 13
Number of bands1170
Average grading640.5

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


Wales Second Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Royal Buckley Town2 7 0 9
Abertillery Town7 2 0 9
Ammanford5 4 0 9
Abergavenny Borough4.5 r5 0 9.5
Usk4.5 p5.5 p0 10
Llanrug4.5 r5.5 ra0 10
Thomas Coaches, Mid Rhondda4 6 0 10
Penclawdd Brass3 9 0 12
Ifton Colliery4.5 r11 a0 15.5
Number of bands8100
Average grading4.55.50.5

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


Wales Third Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Seindorf Beaumaris3 p1 0 4
Briton Ferry3 3 0 6
Gwaen Cae Gurwen3 p4 0 7
Cwmtawe3 p4.5 p0 7.5
Buckley Brass3 p4.5 p0 7.5
Crwbin3 r4.5 r0 7.5
Newtown Silver3 r4.5 r0 7.5
RAF St Athan Voluntary4 6 0 10
City of Cardiff (Mellingriffith) 26 a5 0 11
Blaenavon Town3 ra9 a0 12
Ynyshir5 7 0 12
Upper Rhondda6 a9 a0 15
Number of bands580
Average grading34.50.5

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


Wales Fourth Section

BandYear 1Year 2Year 3PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2019 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Cross Keys7 2 0 9
Severn Tunnel5 ra4.5 r0 9.5
Oakeley Silver9 3 0 12
Northop Brass6 6 0 12
Menai Bridge Porthaethwy3 9 a0 12
Newbridge Celynen5 nb8 0 13
Phoenix Brass5 ra9 a0 14
Oakdale10 a5 0 15
Holywell8 9 a0 17
Ogmore Valley10 a7 0 17
Vale of Glamorgan10 a9 a0 19
Number of bands980
Average grading54.50.5

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