STATTO CORNER
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

NEWS

250 and counting!

9 Jul 2012

The July 2012 ranking is notable in that it is the 250th monthly ranking since the original ranking first appeared in BBW magazine in October 1991.


Fairey (70 months) and Black Dyke (52 months) have almost half of the number 1 rankings between them but there's only one band that has appeared in the top 10 of every ranking to date - take a bow, Foden's!


The complete list of bands that have featured in the top 10 is as follows:


250 months - Foden's

239 - Brighouse & Rastrick

232 - Fairey, Grimethorpe Colliery

231 - Black Dyke

214 - Leyland

170 - Cory

167 - Hammond Saltaire (ex YBS)

117 - Cooperative Funeralcare

102 - Tredegar

 85 - Sellers International

 67 - Desford Colliery

 48 - Virtuosi GUS, Rothwell Temperance

 47 - Stanshawe (ex Sun Life)

 38 - Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

 30 - Yorkshire Imperial

 29 - Hepworth, Flowers

 24 - Marple, Wingates

 21 - Ransome

 15 - Reg Vardy, Exchange Communications Whitburn

  7 - DUT Rothwell, Kennedy Swinton

  4 - Todmorden Old

  2 - BB Schoonhoven, Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag, NLBB, Beaumaris

  1 - Manger Musikklag


64 bands have featured in the top 20 at some time or other, with a select group of 9 bands with at least 200 appearances:


250 - Foden's, Fairey, Grimethorpe Colliery and Leyland

232 - Cooperative Funeralcare

220 - Tredegar

206 - Cory

204 - Hammonds Saltaire (ex YBS)

200 - Virtuosi GUS