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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 1 4
Co-operative Funeralcare1 2 2 6.5
Boness & Carriden5.5 p3 4 13.75
Kirkintilloch Kelvin6 8 3 17
Bon Accord Silver5 6 5 18.5
Dalmellington4 4 7 20
Newtongrange Silver5.5 p5.5 p6 20.25
Bathgate5.5 p5.5 p8 24.25
Kirkintilloch3 5 10 a26.5Relegated
Tullis Russell Mills5.5 p7 9 27.75Relegated
Number of bands10109
Average grading5.55.55

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
Johnstone Silver8 4 1 10Promoted
Dunaskin Doon5.5 p7 2 13.75Promoted
Newmilns & Galston5 6 3 14.5
Kingdom Brass5.5 r5.5 r4 16.25
Granite City Brass6 3 6 18
Unison Kinneil5.5 r5.5 r5 18.25
Arbroath Instrumental5.5 p5.5 p7 22.25
Dalkeith & Monktonhall5.5 p5.5 p8 24.25
Lochgelly4 5 9 25Relegated
Coalburn Silver5.5 p8 10 30.75Relegated
Number of bands101010
Average grading5.55.55.5

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


Scotland Second Section

Band2016 20172018PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2016 20172018PntsProm/Rele
Campbelltown Brass6 p6 1 11Promoted
Broxburn & Livingston4 5 3 13
Annan Town6 r6 r2 13Promoted
St David's Brass6 p6 p4 17
St Ronan's Silver7 7 5 20.5
Shotts St Patrick6 3 8 22
Clackmannan District6 r6 r7 23
Jedforest Instrumental6 r9 6 24
Croy5 8 9 28.5
Renfrew Burgh9 4 10 28.5Relegated
Irvine & Dreghorn6 p6 p11 31Relegated
Number of bands111111
Average grading666

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
Newmains & District5.5 p6 p1 10.75Promoted
Selkirk Silver5.5 r6 r2 12.75Promoted
Perthshire Brass5.5 r6 r3 14.75
Brass Sounds Inverclyde5.5 p4 5 16.75
Langholm Town6 7 4 18
Buckhaven & Methil4 3 7 19
Dysart Colliery5.5 p6 p6 20.75
Dunfermline Town5.5 p9 8 27.75
MacTaggart Scott8 6 9 28
Tullis Russell Intermediate3 5 11 a28.5Relegated
Peebles Burgh5.5 p8 10 30.75Relegated
Number of bands101110
Average grading5.565.5

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
Penicuik Silver5 5 3 13.5
Highland Brass6 9 1 14Promoted
Whitburn Heartlands8.5 r7 r2 15.25Promoted
Bon Accord B8 3 6 19
Barrhead Burgh8.5 r7 r4 19.25
Dundee Instrumental13 4 7 24.5
Stranraer Brass9 10 5 24.5
Kilmarnock Concert8.5 nb8 8 28.25
Newland Concert Brass7 7 10 30.5
Dumfries Town8.5 ra6 14 a38.25
Callander Brass15 a14 a9 39.5
Hawick Saxhorn10 11 12 40
Queensferry Community Brass12 13 11 41
Forfar Instrumental14 12 13 45
Tayport Instrumental8.5 r14 a14 a46.25
Creetown Silver15 a14 a14 a49.5Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands161313
Average grading8.577

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