The local association for Brass Bands in the Southern Counties of England

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 for someone to play.
If you are interested in coming along for a blow, or would just like to find out more, please contact the band secretary Jane.

Amersham Band is making good progress with their Bandroom Project to build a new Bandroom and start a Brass Academy.
 
The band has secured a long lease on some land and obtained full planning permission. Fundraising is the focus now – their current fund-raising tally stands at £116,000 in cash and in-kind pledges, and the band has recently applied for some larger grants.
 
Amersham Band is currently through to the voting round for the Aviva Community Fund in the £25,000 category, and they need your help voting for the Bandrom Project to secure funding. The band is doing well and is currently in 6th position out of 83 projects!
 
Please support the band and vote HERE (Login or register to get your 10 votes); and visit the Amersham website for more information on the band’s activities and this innovative project.
 

scaba are delighted to be hosting a workshop by Dr Roger Webster at the HAWTH THEATRE in Crawley on SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER, during which he will be addressing methods of warming up, preparing pieces for performances, and how to prepare ourselves.
 
 
Sincere apologies to anyone who has tried to apply for the workshop already and not had any reply. Its come to our attention that we’ve had a technical glitch with the website emails, and messages sent to chairman@scaba.co.uk haven’t all been getting through. Please re-send your information to Awiltuba@gmail.com
 
 
The workshop will start at 10.00 am and continue until 2.00 pm, with a lunch break. The restaurant area in the Hawth will provide a full menu over lunchtime.
 
The cost of this workshop will be £5.00, discounted to £3.00 for members of scaba bands. Payment to be collected on the day please.
 
Players of any age, any standard and any brass instrument are welcome – and please bring your instrument with you.
 
If you would like to attend on Saturday 28th October, please contact Awiltuba@gmail.com asap. with the following details:
 
NAME
INSTRUMENT
AGE IF UNDER 18
NAME OF BAND/ENSEMBLE/SCHOOL

Boobs & Brass was formed in the Midlands in 2006 to perform a “one off” charity concert. Following the success of that first event the organisation grew and over the next 11 years raised over £200,000 for charity.
 
Boobs & Brass has appeared as the first all-female band at the Whit Friday march contests, performed at Butlins, and staged numerous charity concerts around the country. Boobs & Brass was presented with an Outstanding Achievement award for fundraising by the Breast Cancer Campaign, and this year won the BBC ‘Power of Music’ Brass Band award.
 
The founders of Boobs & Brass have sadly reached the decision that it is time for the organisation to come to an end.
 
The last public performance by Boobs & Brass will be at Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 13th October 2018. The Southern branch of Boobs & Brass, ‘Boobs Gone South’ has two final concerts planned in 2017; the first in Egham on 22nd October. Don’t miss this last chance to hear the fabulous pink ladies and support the Boobies in Surrey!

Formed by Frank Every (grandfather of scaba President Norman Every) in 1931, Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band is a friendly 2nd-section band with an active social life. In addition to contesting, the band’s calendar includes several concerts, fetes and parades.

The band rehearses at St Sebastian’s C of E Primary School, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AT on Monday and Thursday evenings from 8pm until 10pm.

We currently have vacancies for Front/Back Row Cornet (player will be seated according to ability), 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percussion.

If you’re interested please get in touch by email to events@wokinghambrassband.org
For more information about the band please visit our website wokinghambrassband.org