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


Busy bands on the contest stage!

1 Jan 2015

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 Co-operative Funeralcare, with no fewer than 20 contest appearances over the last 3 years!

Of the bands currently ranked in the top-100 of the rankings, 20 of them have contested a minimum of 15 times during the 3-year rankings period as follows:

20 - Co-operative Funeralcare
19 - Flowers, Whitburn, Burry Port
18 - Virtuosi GUS, Woodfalls, City of Cardiff (Melingriffith), Tylorstown
17 - Tredegar, Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel, Aveley & Newham
16 - Cory, Reg Vardy, Thoresby Colliery, Unite the Union, Friary Guildford
15 - Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Tongwynlais Temperance, EYMS, Kingdom Brass