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2019 Autumn Contest Results

2019 Autumn Contest Results

The Hawth Theatre in Crawley welcomed 10 bands to scaba’s annual Autumn contest last Sunday, 29th September. The day started with the B section for Third, Fourth, Youth Section and Ungraded Bands. Adjudicator Tom Hutchinson was treated to a fantastic selection of pieces and thanked all the bands for their high standard and enjoyable performances….

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New signings for Horsham Borough Band

New signings for Horsham Borough Band

The Horsham Borough Band is delighted to welcome James North, Kate Blincoe and Claire Pickard to its ranks. They have all recently signed for the band and join on Euphonium, Trombone and Cornet. Musical Director Mark McLauchlin said ‘these signings are a great boost to the band who are working hard to secure respectable results…

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SCYB Going from Strength to Strength

SCYB Going from Strength to Strength

The Southern Counties Youth Band has reached the end of an enjoyable and successful year and is looking forward to starting all over again in September! Our regular monthly rehearsals from September to March included a fun open rehearsal at Christmas, conducted by tutor Ian Lanceley, where band members got the chance to play some…

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Vacancies at Oxted band

Vacancies at Oxted band

Oxted Band, an ambitious but friendly concert, bandstand and occasional contesting band based in Surrey, require committed CORNET PLAYERS and TROMBONE PLAYERS together with a 2nd EUPHONIUM PLAYER to complement our line-up due to retirements and overseas employment opportunities for current players, Led by MD Darrell Scholes, we have a busy schedule of events over…

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Best of Brass at Borde Hill

Best of Brass at Borde Hill

Four bands enjoyed glorious sunshine and some fabulous music making at scaba’s first free non-competitive festival held at the beautiful Borde Hill Garden in Sussex on 14th July. A new initiative to support youth music and non-contesting bands, the Borde Hill Brass Festival offered local bands an opportunity to showcase their talents and enjoy the…

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The Best of British in Horsham

The Best of British in Horsham

The Horsham Borough Band launched the Horsham Great British Weekend events by performing at the Drill Hall on Friday night. The concert included music based on a theme from the British Isles and also featured some of the band’s excellent soloists; Gordon Poole, Martin Smith and Steve Winter. The audience were in fine voice for…

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In Memory of David Ruel

In Memory of David Ruel

It is with great sadness that we share the news that respected local conductor and musician David Ruel passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully at home on Monday 22nd April 2019 at the age of 68. David was a much loved and respected figure in the brass band community, best known locally for his long and…

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