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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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Ron Gray

Ron Gray

It is with deep regret that I share the news that our Vice President and dear friend Ron Gray passed away peacefully in hospital last night, 14th January. Ron first became interested in the world of Brass Banding during his National Service in the RAF in 1950, when he joined the station band in what…

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SCYB Christmas rehearsal – Monday 30th December

SCYB Christmas rehearsal – Monday 30th December

The Southern Counties Youth Band’s annual Open/family rehearsal is on Monday 30th December, and you are all invited to come and join us to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. This is an ideal opportunity to meet the SCYB members and team, other banders from your area and play some different music, so bring your instruments,…

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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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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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