Band of the Year

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2014 Band of the Year

Championship Section
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The Co-operative Funeralcare Band

1st Section
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Bon Accord Silver Band

2nd Section
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Tullis Russell Mills Band

3rd Section
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Tullis Russell Intermediate Band

4th Section
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Callander Brass

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The band of the year awards are designed to reflect the respective performances of bands in all Scottish contests and also in major national and international contests throughout the year. A separate award is made in each section for the band which accumulates the most band of the year points in all contests attended during the contesting year (1st January - 31st December). Band of the Year points are awarded on the following basis:-

Scottish Championships

Each band receives 2 points for taking part, an additional 2 points for each band they defeat and with a 2 point bonus for being the winning band. To demonstrate how this operates, a band winning a section of 10 bands in the Scottish Championships would receive 2 points for taking part, 18 points for having finished higher than 9 other bands and a 2 point bonus for winning the contest, being a total of 22 points. The band finishing in fifth place in the same contest would receive 2 points for taking part and 10 points for having finished higher than 5 other bands, being a total of 12 points.

Other Contests in Scotland

Fife Charities, Northern Counties, Carnegie, Land O' Burns, Borders Entertainment, and West Lothian Festival, Scottish Challenge Shield, Scottish Challenge Cup and Scottish Open.

Each band receives 1 point for taking part, 1 additional point for each Scottish band in their own section which they defeat and 1 bonus point for being the winning band in their section. Using this example, if 3 bands from the same section were to take part in one of these contests, the sectional winners would receive 1 point for taking part, 2 points for having finished higher than 2 other bands in the same section and 1 bonus point for winning the section, being a total of 4 points. In the same example, the band finishing second would receive 2 points and the band finishing third in the section would receive 1 point.

For the West Lothian Festival, points will only be awarded based on the ultimate result of the contest. Assuming all of the bands in the contest are Scottish and in the same section, the winners of the contest will therefore receive 7 points (1 for taking part, 5 for having finished higher than 5 other bands and 1 bonus point for winning the contest), the runners up in the final will receive 5 points, each band taking part will receive 3.5 points.

Major National and International Contests

(National Championship Finals - all sections, British Open, Grand Sheild, Senior Cup, Senior Trophy, European Championships, Scottish Open, International Masters, Brass in Concert, Mineworkers and Pontins).

Each band receives 1 point for taking part, 1 additional point for each Scottish band in their own section which they defeat, 1 bonus point for being the highest placed Scottish band in their section in the event and an additional bonus point if they were to be the overall winners of the event. Using the 2003 Scottish Open result as an example, Scottish Co-op receive 1 point for taking part, 6 points for defeating 6 other Scottish Championship section bands, 1 bonus point for being the highest placed Scottish Championship section band and 1 further bonus point for being the overall winners, being a total of 9 points.

In the event of a tie in the total number of points scored by two or more bands over the course of the year, the placings acheived in the Scottish Championships will determine the final Band of the Year placings for the bands concerned.

The tables for Band of the Year will be updated following each contest and the up to date position can be checked on this website.

 

Latest Standings


Championship Section

Whitburn 36.0
Co-operative Funeralcare Band 27.0
Bon Accord Silver 19.0
Kingdom Brass 16.0
Kirkintilloch 15.0
Dalmellington 13.0
Kirkintilloch Kelvin 10.0
Clackmannan District 10.0
Granite City Brass 5.0
Lochgelly 3.0

1st Section

Newtongrange Silver 25.0
Johnstone Silver 20.0
Unison Kinneil 19.0
Tullis Russell Mills 16.0
Bathgate 14.0
Dalkeith & Monktonhall 10.0
Bo'ness & Carriden 10.0
Newmilns & Galston 8.0
Coalburn Silver 6.0
St. David's Brass 6.0

2nd Section

Jedforest Instrumental 24.0
Croy 20.0
Annan Town (Magnox) 19.0
Dunaskin Doon 17.0
Broxburn & Livingston 16.0
St. Ronan's Silver 14.0
Arbroath Instrumental 12.0
Shotts St. Patrick's Brass 10.0
Kingdom Brass B 8.0
Perthshire Brass 8.0
Tullis Russell Intermediate Band 3.0
City of Discovery 0.0

3rd Section

Renfrew Burgh 18.0
Irvine & Dreghorn 16.0
Barrhead Burgh 16.0
Langholm Town 12.0
Campbeltown Brass 11.0
Selkirk Silver 6.0
Tayport Instrumental 5.0
Dumfries Town 4.0
Callander Brass 2.0
Peebles Burgh 0.0

4th Section

Whitburn Heartlands 34.0
Buckhaven & Methil 32.0
Penicuik Silver 32.0
MacTaggart Scott Loanhead 30.0
Dysart Colliery 27.0
Highland Brass 24.0
Brass Sounds Inverclyde 23.0
Dundee Instrumental (St. Margaret's) 16.0
Dunfermline Town 15.0
Queensferry Community Brass 14.5
Bon Accord Silver 'B' 10.5
Creetown Silver 10.0
Stranraer Brass 8.0
Hawick Saxhorn 2.0

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