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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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Onwards and Upwards for Horsham!

Onwards and Upwards for Horsham!

The Horsham Borough Band had a successful weekend representing the town in the Regional Finals of the National Brass Band championships, achieving promotion to the First Section from 2020. They are pictured here presenting a cheque to the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance last week at an open rehearsal in the Drill Hall, Horsham….

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scaba Bands lead the way in London & Southern Counties Region

The weekend of 16th/17th March saw the culmination of this year’s Regional qualifying contests for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, with our local bands heading to Stevenage for the London & Southern Counties regional contests. The Third Section started the LSC contest on Saturday morning, and scaba was represented by 5 bands…

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