New Forest Brass Band Menu

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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Whitburn1 2 1 4.5
Co-operative Funeralcare2 1 2 6
Boness & Carriden5.5 p5.5 p3 14.25
Dalmellington6 4 4 15
Kirkintilloch5 3 5 15.5
Bon Accord Silver3 5 6 18.5
Tullis Russell Mills5.5 p5.5 p7 22.25
Kirkintilloch Kelvin7 6 8 25.5
Kingdom Brass4 7 9 27Relegated
Unison Kinneil5.5 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 First Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Bathgate5 3 2 9.5Promoted
Newtongrange Silver5.5 r5.5 r1 10.25Promoted
Granite City Brass5.5 r6 3 14.75
Lochgelly5.5 r4 5 16.75
Johnstone Silver3 8 4 17.5
Newmilns & Galston9 5 6 21.5
Dunaskin Doon5.5 p5.5 p7 22.25
Coalburn Silver5.5 p5.5 p8 24.25
Clackmannan District5.5 r5.5 r9 26.25Relegated
Annan Town5.5 p7 10 29.75Relegated
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

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Arbroath Instrumental6 3 1 8Promoted
Dalkeith & Monktonhall6.5 r6 r2 13.25Promoted
Broxburn & Livingston4 4 5 16
Shotts St Patrick10 6 3 17
Renfrew Burgh6.5 p9 4 20.25
Campbelltown Brass6.5 p6 p6 21.25
Croy2 5 8 22
St Ronan's Silver5 7 7 23.5
Jedforest Instrumental6.5 r6 r9 27.25
Selkirk Silver6.5 p6 p10 29.25Relegated
Perthshire Brass9 8 11 34.5Relegated
Number of bands121111
Average grading6.566

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


Scotland Third Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Irvine & Dreghorn5.5 r5 r1 9.75Promoted
Buckhaven & Methil5.5 p4 3 12.75
St David's Brass5.5 r5 r2 15.75Promoted
Brass Sounds Inverclyde5.5 p5 p4 15.75
Tullis Russell Intermediate5.5 r3 5 15.75
Langholm Town3 6 7 21.5
MacTaggart Scott5.5 p8 6 22.75
Peebles Burgh5.5 p5 p8 23.75
Dunfermline Town5.5 p5 p9 25.75
Barrhead Burgh5 5 11 29.5
Whitburn Heartlands5.5 p7 10 29.75
Kingdom Brass B5.5 r5 ra12 a31.75Relegated
City of Discovery5.5 r10 a12 a36.75Relegated
Number of bands10911
Average grading5.556

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


Scotland Fourth Section

Band2015 20162017PointsPromotion/Relegation
Band2015 20162017PntsProm/Rele
Newmains & District8.5 nb4 2 12.25Promoted
Dysart Colliery6 11 1 16Promoted
Penicuik Silver4 5 5 17
Bon Accord B13 8 3 20.5
Dumfries Town8.5 r7.5 ra6 23.75
Newland Concert Brass8 7 7 25
Dundee Instrumental9 13 4 25.5
Highland Brass5 6 9 26.5
Kilmarnock Concert8.5 nb7.5 nb8 27.75
Stranraer Brass14 9 10 36
Tayport Instrumental8.5 r7.5 r14 a39.75
Hawick Saxhorn16 10 11 40
Queensferry Community Brass11 12 13 43.5
Forfar Instrumental15 14 12 45.5
Callander Brass8.5 r15 a14 a47.25
Creetown Silver12 15 a14 a49
Number of bands161413
Average grading8.57.57

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