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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.

The Scottish Brass Band Association uses a different set of grading rules to the English and Welsh associations.

Scotland Championship Section

Band 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band 20192020PntsProm/Rele
The Cooperation Band1 1 2
Whitburn2 4 6
Kirkintilloch Kelvin7 3 10
Bon Accord Silver8 2 10
Unison Kinneil5.5 p5 10.5
Dalmellington4 7 11
Newtongrange Silver3 8 11
Kirkintilloch5.5 p6 11.5
Dunaskin Doon5 9 14Relegated
Boness & Carriden6 10 16Relegated
Number of bands1010
Average grading5.55.5

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


Scotland First Section

Band 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Kingdom Brass3 1 4Promoted
Bathgate5.5 r2 7.5Promoted
Johnstone Silver5.5 r3 8.5
Newmilns & Galston5 4 9
Granite City Brass4 6 10
Dalkeith & Monktonhall6 5 11
Coalburn Silver5.5 p7 12.5
Newmains & District5.5 p9 14.5
Campbelltown Brass7 8 15Relegated
Tullis Russell Mills8 10 18Relegated
Number of bands1010
Average grading5.55.5

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


Scotland Second Section

Band 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Lochgelly3 3 6Promoted
Annan Town6 r1 7Promoted
Clackmannan District4 6 10
Irvine & Dreghorn6 p4 10
Jedforest Instrumental5 5 10
St Ronan's Silver9 2 11
Broxburn & Livingston6 8 14
St David's Brass7 7 14
Perthshire Brass6 p10 16
Arbroath Instrumental6 r11 a17Relegated
Selkirk Silver8 9 17Relegated
Number of bands1111
Average grading66

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


Scotland Third Section

Band 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Renfrew Burgh3 3 6Promoted
Croy5.5 r1 6.5Promoted
Langholm Town5 2 7
Whitburn Heartlands4 5 9
Shotts St Patrick5.5 r6 11.5
Dysart Colliery8 4 12
Barrhead Burgh5.5 p7 12.5
Penicuik Silver5.5 p8 13.5
Buckhaven & Methil6 10 16Relegated
Highland Brass7 9 16Relegated
Number of bands1010
Average grading5.55.5

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


Scotland Fourth Section

Band 20192020PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band 20192020PntsProm/Rele
Newland Concert Brass2 1 3Promoted
Kilmarnock Concert3 2 5Promoted
Peebles Burgh4 3 7
Dundee Instrumental5 5 10
Stranraer Brass8 4 12
Brass Sounds Inverclyde7.5 r7 14.5
MacTaggart Scott7 9 16
Hawick Saxhorn10 8 18
Callander Brass12 6 18
Coalburn Intermediate7.5 nb11 18.5
Bon Accord B9 10 19
Dunfermline Town7.5 r13 20.5
Forfar Instrumental11 12 23
Queensferry Community Brass13 a14 27
Number of bands1414
Average grading7.57.5

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