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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.

Scotland Championship Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Whitburn2 1 0 2
Co-operative Funeralcare1 2 0 2.5
Boness & Carriden5.5 p3 0 5.75
Dalmellington4 4 0 6
Kirkintilloch3 5 0 6.5
Newtongrange Silver5.5 p5.5 p0 8.25
Bathgate5.5 p5.5 p0 8.25
Bon Accord Silver5 6 0 8.5
Tullis Russell Mills5.5 p7 0 9.75
Kirkintilloch Kelvin6 8 0 11
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


Scotland First Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Granite City Brass6 3 0 6
Lochgelly4 5 0 7
Johnstone Silver8 4 0 8
Kingdom Brass5.5 r5.5 r0 8.25
Dalkeith & Monktonhall5.5 p5.5 p0 8.25
Arbroath Instrumental5.5 p5.5 p0 8.25
Unison Kinneil5.5 r5.5 r0 8.25
Newmilns & Galston5 6 0 8.5
Dunaskin Doon5.5 p7 0 9.75
Coalburn Silver5.5 p8 0 10.75
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


Scotland Second Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Shotts St Patrick6 3 0 6
Broxburn & Livingston4 5 0 7
Renfrew Burgh9 4 0 8.5
Clackmannan District6 r6 r0 9
Campbelltown Brass6 p6 0 9
Annan Town6 r6 r0 9
Irvine & Dreghorn6 p6 p0 9
St David's Brass6 p6 p0 9
Croy5 8 0 10.5
St Ronan's Silver7 7 0 10.5
Jedforest Instrumental6 r9 0 12
Number of bands11110
Average grading660.5

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


Scotland Third Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Buckhaven & Methil4 3 0 5
Tullis Russell Intermediate3 5 0 6.5
Brass Sounds Inverclyde5.5 p4 0 6.75
Perthshire Brass5.5 r6 r0 8.75
Selkirk Silver5.5 r6 r0 8.75
Dysart Colliery5.5 p6 p0 8.75
Newmains & District5.5 p6 p0 8.75
MacTaggart Scott8 6 0 10
Langholm Town6 7 0 10
Peebles Burgh5.5 p8 0 10.75
Dunfermline Town5.5 p9 0 11.75
Number of bands10110
Average grading5.560.5

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


Scotland Fourth Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Bon Accord B8 3 0 7
Penicuik Silver5 5 0 7.5
Dumfries Town8.5 ra6 0 10.25
Dundee Instrumental13 4 0 10.5
Newland Concert Brass7 7 0 10.5
Barrhead Burgh8.5 r7 r0 11.25
Whitburn Heartlands8.5 r7 r0 11.25
Highland Brass6 9 0 12
Kilmarnock Concert8.5 nb8 0 12.25
Stranraer Brass9 10 0 14.5
Hawick Saxhorn10 11 0 16
Tayport Instrumental8.5 r14 a0 18.25
Queensferry Community Brass12 13 0 19
Forfar Instrumental14 12 0 19
Callander Brass15 a14 a0 21.5
Creetown Silver15 a14 a0 21.5
Number of bands16130
Average grading8.570.5

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