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SCYB Easter Course 2018

SCYB Easter Course 2018

The Southern Counties Youth band held their 4th annual residential course in the stunning setting of the Anniversary Halls at St Catherine’s School in Bramley from 3rd to 6th April, with guest MD Ian Porthouse back by popular demand. Ian led the band through a full programme of challenging music during the week including a…

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Stevenage Success for scaba bands

Stevenage Success for scaba bands

Every March, hundreds of bands take part in Regional Championships around the country to determine their gradings for the next year and to win qualification for the Finals of the National Championships of Great Britain.  scaba Member Bands enjoyed a successful weekend at the London & Southern Counties contests in Stevenage this weekend. In the…

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2018 Spring Contest Results

2018 Spring Contest Results

scaba’s annual Spring contest was held at The Hawth theatre in Crawley on Sunday 25th February.  Adjudicator David Hirst enjoyed a variety of music including the set test pieces for the upcoming Regional contests. Full Result: Congratulations to all prizewinners and big thanks to David Hirst, all competing bands and the scaba and Hawth teams…

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Regional Test Piece Workshop

Regional Test Piece Workshop

scaba’s first ever Regional test piece workshop took place at The Hawth in Crawley on Sunday 11th February. Representatives from several 2nd section bands from the London & Southern Counties, Midlands and West of England regions discussed Ex Terra Lucem (Jonathan Bates) with AoBBA adjudicators Chris King and Nick Garman. L&SC regional champions the Friary…

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1st and 2nd Sections Regional Test Piece Workshop

1st and 2nd Sections Regional Test Piece Workshop

scaba are pleased to announce that for the first time, we will be holding a workshop led by two respected AoBBA members, looking at the test pieces selected for the 1st and 2nd Sections at the 2018 Regional Contests. Brass Metamorphosis (1st Section) will be discussed by Nicholas Garman, who, as well being the MD…

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Pam Taylor

Pam Taylor

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of scaba Vice President Pam Taylor on 14th November. Pam was the wife of John Taylor, an active member of both scaba and the Burgess Hill (latterly Mid Sussex) brass band, and our Chairman for many years.  Not a player herself, Pam…

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Join us in 2018

Join us in 2018

scaba is the local association for brass bands in the South East of England, and we don’t just organise contests! Benefits to our member bands include: ♪ Funding and organisation of the Southern Counties Youth Band, with discounted subs for players from member bands ♪ Free advertising on the scaba website and social media ♪…

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BBb Bass Vacancy at LGB Brass

BBb Bass Vacancy at LGB Brass

Due to changing work commitments, LGB Brass is looking for a committed BBb bass player to join their ranks. This friendly band based in Lewes, East Sussex, has a sensible mixture of concerts, marches and contests as well as the opportunity to take part in smaller ensemble work. There’s an instrument available and just waiting…

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