Band of the Year

Final standings for 2018 Bands of the Year

Championship Section


Whitburn

 

1st Section 

Kingdom Brass

 

2nd Section

 

Campbeltown Brass

 

3rd Section

Newmains & District Band

 

 

4th Section

Highland Brass

 

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

Whitburn 39
Co-operative Funeralcare 26
Kirkintilloch Kelvin 26
Bon Accord Silver 24
Bo'ness & Carriden 17
Dalmellington 16
Newtongrange Silver 12
Bathgate 8
Kirkintilloch 4
Tullis Russell Mills 3

 

1st Section

Kingdom Brass 38
Johnstone Band 29
Newmilns & Galston 28
Dunaskin Doon 24
Unison Kinneil 20
Granite City Brass 16
Arbroath Instrumental 10
Lochgelly 9
Dalkeith & Monktonhall 7
Coalburn Silver 4

 

2nd Section

Campbeltown Brass 31
Annan Town (Magnox) 29
Broxburn & Livingston 24
Clackmannan District 23
St. Ronan's Silver 20
St. David's Brass 17
Jedforest Instrumental 17
Shotts St. Patrick's Brass 9
Croy 6
Renfrew Burgh 5
Irvine & Dreghorn 2
City of Discovery 0

 

3rd Section

Newmains and District Band 33
Selkirk Silver 22
Langholm Town 22
Dysart Colliery 20
Perthshire Brass 19
Brass Sounds Inverclyde 19
Buckhaven & Methil 11
Dunfermline Town 8
MacTaggart Scott Loanhead 4
Peebles Burgh 3
Tayport Instrumental 0

 

4th Section

Highland Brass 30
Whitburn Heartlands 27
Penicuik Silver 26
Barrhead Burgh 21
Kilmarnock Concert Brass 21
Stranraer Brass 19
Bon Accord Silver 'B' 19
Dundee Instrumental (St. Margaret's) 17
Callander Brass 10
Newland Concert Brass 8
Hawick Saxhorn 6
Queensferry Community Brass 6
Forfar Instrumental 2
Tullis Russell Concert Band 0
Creetown Silver 0
Dumfries Town 0