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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

BandYear 1Year 2PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band 20202021PntsProm/Rele
The Cooperation Band1 0 1
Bon Accord Silver2 0 2
Kirkintilloch Kelvin3 0 3
Whitburn4 0 4
Unison Kinneil5 0 5
Kingdom Brass5.5 p0 5.5
Bathgate5.5 p0 5.5
Kirkintilloch6 0 6
Dalmellington7 0 7
Newtongrange Silver8 0 8
Number of bands100
Average grading5.50.5

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


Scotland First Section

BandYear 1Year 2PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Johnstone Silver3 0 3
Newmilns & Galston4 0 4
Dalkeith & Monktonhall5 0 5
Lochgelly5.5 p0 5.5
Boness & Carriden5.5 r0 5.5
Annan Town5.5 p0 5.5
Dunaskin Doon5.5 r0 5.5
Granite City Brass6 0 6
Coalburn Silver7 0 7
Newmains & District9 0 9
Number of bands100
Average grading5.50.5

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


Scotland Second Section

BandYear 1Year 2PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band 20202021PntsProm/Rele
St Ronan's Silver2 0 2
Irvine & Dreghorn4 0 4
Jedforest Instrumental5 0 5
Clackmannan District6 0 6
Croy6 p0 6
Campbelltown Brass6 r0 6
Tullis Russell Mills6 r0 6
Renfrew Burgh6 p0 6
St David's Brass7 0 7
Broxburn & Livingston8 0 8
Perthshire Brass10 0 10
Number of bands110
Average grading60.5

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


Scotland Third Section

BandYear 1Year 2PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Langholm Town2 0 2
Dysart Colliery4 0 4
Whitburn Heartlands5 0 5
Arbroath Instrumental5.5 ra0 5.5
Selkirk Silver5.5 r0 5.5
Newland Concert Brass5.5 p0 5.5
Kilmarnock Concert5.5 p0 5.5
Shotts St Patrick6 0 6
Barrhead Burgh7 0 7
Penicuik Silver8 0 8
Number of bands100
Average grading5.50.5

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


Scotland Fourth Section

BandYear 1Year 2PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band 20202021PntsProm/Rele
Peebles Burgh3 0 3
Stranraer Brass4 0 4
Dundee Instrumental5 0 5
Callander Brass6 0 6
Brass Sounds Inverclyde7 0 7
Buckhaven & Methil7.5 r0 7.5
Highland Brass7.5 r0 7.5
Hawick Saxhorn8 0 8
MacTaggart Scott9 0 9
Bon Accord B10 0 10
Coalburn Intermediate11 0 11
Forfar Instrumental12 0 12
Dunfermline Town13 0 13
Queensferry Community Brass14 0 14
Number of bands140
Average grading7.50.5

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