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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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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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2019 Solo & Quartet Competition

2019 Solo & Quartet Competition

After a year off due to issues with our usual venue, the solo and quartet contest returned to Burgess Hill on 19th January. Adjudicator David Loftus enjoyed a total of 18 solos and 3 quartets, with a high standard of music making by all performers. Congratulations to all of our prize winners, and special mention…

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L&SC CHAMPIONS SEEK SOLO CORNET PLAYER

L&SC CHAMPIONS SEEK SOLO CORNET PLAYER

Friary Guildford Band has a vacancy for an experienced solo cornet player. The Band has a varied diary of concerts and contests, including Butlins and the Spring Festival. Rehearsals are Monday & Wednesday 8–10pm in Woking, within easy reach of the M25 and M3 and only 24 minutes by train from London Waterloo. For more…

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