Band of the Year

Final standings for 2019 Bands of the Year

Championship Section

Newtongrange Silver Band

 

1st Section 


 Kingdom Brass

2nd Section

 Newmains & District

 

3rd Section

                                                                                               

Perthshire Brass

 

4th Section

Barrhead Burgh Band

 

 

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.

 

Championship section

Newtongrange Silver 35
thecooperationband 34
Whitburn 31
Dalmellington 23
Dunaskin Doon 15
Bo'ness & Carriden 15
Kirkintilloch Kelvin 11
Bon Accord Silver 11
Johnstone Band 7
Bathgate 5

 

1st Section

Kingdom Brass 33
Unison Kinneil 32
The Kirkintilloch Band 25
Granite City Brass 22
Newmilns & Galston 18
Campbeltown Brass 14
Dalkeith & Monktonhall 12
Annan Town 7
Tullis Russell Mills 7
Arbroath Instrumental 4

 

2nd Section

Newmains and District Band 34
Lochgelly 32
Coalburn Silver 28
Broxburn & Livingston 25
Clackmannan District 22
Jedforest Instrumental 20
St. Ronan's Silver 14
Selkirk Silver 11
St. David's Brass 10
Shotts St. Patrick's Brass 7
Croy 3
City of Discovery 0

 

3rd Section

Perthshire Brass 31
Irvine & Dreghorn 28
Whitburn Heartlands 20
Renfrew Burgh 18
Langholm Town 14
Buckhaven & Methil 14
Dysart Colliery 11
Highland Brass 8
Brass Sounds Inverclyde 6
Dunfermline Town 5
Tayport Instrumental 0

 

4th Section

Barrhead Burgh 26
Kilmarnock Concert Brass 24
Newland Concert Brass 24
Peebles Burgh 23
Dundee Instrumental 21
MacTaggart Scott Loanhead 16
Penicuik Silver 15
Bon Accord Silver 'B' 14
Stranraer Brass 10
Hawick Saxhorn 8
Forfar Instrumental 4
Callander Brass 2
Tullis Russell Concert Band 0
Creetown Silver 0
Dumfries Town 0
Queensferry Community Brass 0