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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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
The Cooperation Band2 2 1 5
Whitburn1 1 2 5.5
Newtongrange Silver5.5 p6 3 14.75
Dalmellington4 7 4 17
Boness & Carriden3 4 6 17.5
Dunaskin Doon5.5 p5.5 p5 18.25
Kirkintilloch Kelvin8 3 7 21
Bon Accord Silver6 5 8 24
Johnstone Silver5.5 p5.5 p10 28.25Relegated
Bathgate5.5 p8 9 28.75Relegated
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 First Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Kirkintilloch5.5 r5.5 ra1 10.25Promoted
Unison Kinneil5.5 r5 2 11.75Promoted
Kingdom Brass5.5 r4 3 12.75
Granite City Brass3 6 4 15.5
Newmilns & Galston6 3 5 16
Campbelltown Brass5.5 p5.5 p7 22.25
Dalkeith & Monktonhall5.5 p8 6 22.75
Tullis Russell Mills5.5 r5.5 r8 24.25
Arbroath Instrumental5.5 p7 9 27.75Relegated
Annan Town5.5 p5.5 p10 28.25Relegated
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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Newmains & District6 p6 p1 11Promoted
Coalburn Silver6 r6 r2 13Promoted
Lochgelly6 r6 r3 15
Broxburn & Livingston5 3 6 17.5
Clackmannan District6 r7 4 18
Jedforest Instrumental9 6 5 20.5
St David's Brass6 p4 7 21
Selkirk Silver6 p6 p8 25
St Ronan's Silver7 5 9 26.5
Shotts St Patrick3 8 10 29.5Relegated
Croy8 9 11 35Relegated
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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Perthshire Brass6 r3 2 10Promoted
Irvine & Dreghorn6 r5.5 r1 10.5Promoted
Renfrew Burgh6 r5.5 r3 14.5
Whitburn Heartlands6 p5.5 p4 16.5
Langholm Town7 4 5 17.5
Buckhaven & Methil3 7 6 20.5
Highland Brass6 p5.5 p7 22.5
Dysart Colliery6 p6 8 25
Brass Sounds Inverclyde4 5 10 27Relegated
Dunfermline Town9 8 9 30.5Relegated
Number of bands111010
Average grading65.55.5

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


Scotland Fourth Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Barrhead Burgh8 r4 1 10Promoted
Penicuik Silver5 3 6 17.5
Newland Concert Brass7 10 2 17.5Promoted
Kilmarnock Concert8 8 3 18
Dundee Instrumental4 7 5 19
Peebles Burgh8 r8 r4 20
Bon Accord B3 6 9 25.5
MacTaggart Scott8 r8 r7 26
Stranraer Brass10 5 8 26
Hawick Saxhorn11 12 10 37.5
Callander Brass14 a9 12 40
Forfar Instrumental12 13 11 41
Dumfries Town6 14 a13 a43
Queensferry Community Brass13 11 13 a43.5
Creetown Silver14 a14 a13 a47Absent three years running - remove from grading table
Number of bands151512
Average grading886.5

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