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


Busy bands on the contest stage!

28 Dec 2013

The rankings are calculated based on contest results over a rolling 36-month period and the ranking points tally is effectively a weighted average of the points earned per contest.  The number of contests actually played by each band varies a lot though but the 'busiest band in Britain' title (for contests, at least) goes to Tredegar, with a whopping 21 contests over the last 3 years!

Of the bands currently ranked in the top-100 of the rankings, 23 of them have contested a minimum of 15 times during the 3-year rankings period as follows:

21 - Tredegar
20 - Whitburn
19 - Co-operative Funeralcare, Woodfalls
18 - Virtuosi GUS, Reg Vardy, Kingdom Brass
17 - Flowers, Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel, Pemberton Old Wigan DW, BTM, Friary Guildford
16 - Tongwynlais Temperance, Marsden Silver, Thoresby Colliery, Burry Port, Redbridge Brass, Aveley & Newham, City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)
15 - Cory, EYMS, Newstead Brass, Fishburn