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John Faulkner, long-serving and much loved member of Epsom & Ewell Silver Band

John Faulkner, long-serving and much loved member of Epsom & Ewell Silver Band

EESB are sad to report the death of John Faulkner, one of their longest serving members. John joined the band in 1967, having heard about them after living in Worcester Park since 1963, and relished playing again after a 5 year break. John found brass bands during his period of wartime evacuation in High Wycombe…

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We’re still here!

We’re still here!

Things have been very quiet in the banding world since the outbreak of Covid-19, but the scaba team is still keeping in touch behind the scenes and we’re here for our bands. We will be holding a meeting over Zoom at 7pm on Sunday 18th October. There is not a formal agenda as the Association…

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Covid-19 and Social Distancing Update

Covid-19 and Social Distancing Update

In recent weeks there have been a number of changes to the guidelines issued by the Government and DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) with respect to permitted activities, and a great deal of confusion about how these affect music-making in general and brass bands in particular. The scaba team all share our…

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Changes to Government Guidance for Musicians

Changes to Government Guidance for Musicians

Following the news on 9th July that amateur singers, wind and brass musicians should not be playing in groups together now, the scaba team wanted to let you all know that we share your disappointment at this latest development and would encourage all of our member bands to follow the current guidance. Please see the…

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scaba Meetings online

scaba Meetings online

The scaba team have been meeting over Zoom during this time of Lockdown. Our AGM, originally scheduled to take place earlier this month, will now be held online on the evening of Sunday 24th May. The AGM will hear annual reports and elect Executive committee positions. We will also elect a new representative to the…

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SCABA RESPONSE TO COVID-19

SCABA RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Monday 16th March 2020 This evening the UK Government has updated its guidance on COVID-19 and is recommending the avoidance of all non-essential contact. As brass banding and other arts hobbies are non-essential, we would recommend that all brass band rehearsals, public performances and other activities are put on hold until the Government guidance changes….

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Results – scaba Spring Contest 2020

Results – scaba Spring Contest 2020

We enjoyed a change of date and venue today for our annual Spring contest. Adjudicator Nicholas Garman was treated to committed performances from 14 bands, many of whom will be able to build on his comments and today’s experience their preparations for the Regional qualifying contest in Stevenage in a couple of weeks. Congratulations to…

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SCYB Residential Course ~ Easter 2020

SCYB Residential Course ~ Easter 2020

Our annual SCYB Residential course will take place at St Catherine’s School in Bramley near Guildford from Monday 6th to Thursday 9th April 2020. The course will be led by guest Musical Director Lee Skipsey, supported by our regular team of tutors and volunteers. Lee Skipsey has performed as a percussionist all over the world….

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