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A Busy Summer in Chichester

A Busy Summer in Chichester

Chichester City Band, founded in 1897, has been enjoying a busy Summer Season with appearances at local fetes and shows in their locality, including the successful defence of their Tug-o-War title at Sidlesham Fete! The band is now eagerly looking forward to their forthcoming appearance at the National Finals (Section 3) in Cheltenham, their first…

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Entertainment Contest Cancelled

Entertainment Contest Cancelled

It is with regret that scaba announces the cancellation of their Entertainment Contest, scheduled to take place on 20th May, due to lack of support. The contest had a confirmed entry of just 9 bands and financial projections indicated that going ahead would incur a loss of approximately £1000. The association’s Executive Committee has reluctantly…

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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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