Final standings for 2018 Bands of the Year
Newmains & District 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.
|Bon Accord Silver||24|
|Bo'ness & Carriden||17|
|Tullis Russell Mills||3|
|Newmilns & Galston||28|
|Granite City Brass||16|
|Dalkeith & Monktonhall||7|
|Annan Town (Magnox)||29|
|Broxburn & Livingston||24|
|St. Ronan's Silver||20|
|St. David's Brass||17|
|Shotts St. Patrick's Brass||9|
|Irvine & Dreghorn||2|
|City of Discovery||0|
|Newmains and District Band||33|
|Brass Sounds Inverclyde||19|
|Buckhaven & Methil||11|
|MacTaggart Scott Loanhead||4|
|Kilmarnock Concert Brass||21|
|Bon Accord Silver 'B'||19|
|Dundee Instrumental (St. Margaret's)||17|
|Newland Concert Brass||8|
|Queensferry Community Brass||6|
|Tullis Russell Concert Band||0|