Foden's launch heritage site
28 Mar 2018

4 years in a row for Friary Guildford and Chris King
19 Mar 2018

It's a record 33rd Welsh Area title for Cory
19 Mar 2018
... also qualifying for a record 30th appearance at the European Championship read more…

Successful defence of North of England title by Riverside Brass
19 Mar 2018


An alternative ranking ...

2 Feb 2013

The majority of the top bands in the UK, and a growing number of lower-ranked bands too, are now registered as charities.  This means that their annual reports and accounts are published and in the public domain and it is therefore possible to identify the bands that earn the most, and also spend the most!

This is the ranking of bands based on total income earned per the most recent figures published (generally 12 months ending in 2011 although a few have now published their 2012 accounts):

£304,850 Grimethorpe Colliery
 291,146 Black Dyke
 182,551 Cory
 153,431 BTM
 134,907 Brighouse & Rastrick
 122,219 Foden's
  92,815 Desford Colliery
  81,976 Kingdom Brass
  75,239 Leyland
  62,499 Camborne Town
  60,736 Kirkintilloch
  56,475 Tredegar
  49,490 Pemberton Old Wigan DW
  49,347 Reg Vardy
  47,929 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  47,316 Wingates
  44,408 Wantage Silver
  42,330 EYMS
  37,475 Co-operative Funeralcare
  35,568 Rothwell Temperance
  33,825 Northop Silver
  32,428 Beaumaris
  27,455 City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)
  27,128 Friary Guildford
  23,375 Tongwynlais Temperance
  18,767 Burry Port
  17,684 Felling
  12,669 Regent Brass
  10,387 Fishburn