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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
Whitburn1 1 0 1.5
Co-operative Funeralcare2 2 0 3
Boness & Carriden3 4 0 5.5
Kirkintilloch Kelvin8 3 0 7
Bon Accord Silver6 5 0 8
Johnstone Silver5.5 p5.5 p0 8.25
Dunaskin Doon5.5 p5.5 p0 8.25
Newtongrange Silver5.5 p6 0 8.75
Dalmellington4 7 0 9
Bathgate5.5 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 First Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Newmilns & Galston6 3 0 6
Kingdom Brass5.5 r4 0 6.75
Granite City Brass3 6 0 7.5
Unison Kinneil5.5 r5 0 7.75
Kirkintilloch5.5 r5.5 ra0 8.25
Campbelltown Brass5.5 p5.5 p0 8.25
Annan Town5.5 p5.5 p0 8.25
Tullis Russell Mills5.5 r5.5 r0 8.25
Arbroath Instrumental5.5 p7 0 9.75
Dalkeith & Monktonhall5.5 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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Broxburn & Livingston5 3 0 5.5
St David's Brass6 p4 0 7
St Ronan's Silver7 5 0 8.5
Lochgelly6 r6 r0 9
Coalburn Silver6 r6 r0 9
Selkirk Silver6 p6 p0 9
Newmains & District6 p6 p0 9
Shotts St Patrick3 8 0 9.5
Clackmannan District6 r7 0 10
Jedforest Instrumental9 6 0 10.5
Croy8 9 0 13
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

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Perthshire Brass6 r3 0 6
Brass Sounds Inverclyde4 5 0 7
Langholm Town7 4 0 7.5
Irvine & Dreghorn6 r5.5 r0 8.5
Buckhaven & Methil3 7 0 8.5
Renfrew Burgh6 r5.5 r0 8.5
Highland Brass6 p5.5 p0 8.5
Whitburn Heartlands6 p5.5 p0 8.5
Dysart Colliery6 p6 0 9
Dunfermline Town9 8 0 12.5
Number of bands11100
Average grading65.50.5

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


Scotland Fourth Section

Band2017 20182019PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2017 20182019PntsProm/Rele
Penicuik Silver5 3 0 5.5
Bon Accord B3 6 0 7.5
Barrhead Burgh8 r4 0 8
Dundee Instrumental4 7 0 9
Stranraer Brass10 5 0 10
MacTaggart Scott8 r8 r0 12
Peebles Burgh8 r8 r0 12
Kilmarnock Concert8 8 0 12
Newland Concert Brass7 10 0 13.5
Callander Brass14 a9 0 16
Dumfries Town6 14 a0 17
Hawick Saxhorn11 12 0 17.5
Queensferry Community Brass13 11 0 17.5
Forfar Instrumental12 13 0 19
Creetown Silver14 a14 a0 21
Number of bands15150
Average grading880.5

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