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2018 Autumn Contest Results

2018 Autumn Contest Results

scaba’s annual Autumn Contest returned to the Hawth in Crawley on Sunday 30th September with a new format designed to appeal to a wider range of competing bands and audiences alike. Adjudicator Sarah Groarke-Booth enjoyed a high standard of performance all day, with 19 bands playing in two combined sections. Godalming Band took top honours…

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Introducing the Norman Every Award

Introducing the Norman Every Award

Members and followers of scaba will know that our former President Norman Every stepped down this year following a move to Cornwall. During Norman’s 5 year term as President he brought a wealth of experience, ideas and enthusiasm to the association, and most importantly he re-formed the Southern Counties Youth Band (SCYB) to give young…

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A Busy Summer in Chichester

A Busy Summer in Chichester

Chichester City Band, founded in 1897, has been enjoying a busy Summer Season with appearances at local fetes and shows in their locality, including the successful defence of their Tug-o-War title at Sidlesham Fete! The band is now eagerly looking forward to their forthcoming appearance at the National Finals (Section 3) in Cheltenham, their first…

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Entertainment Contest Cancelled

Entertainment Contest Cancelled

It is with regret that scaba announces the cancellation of their Entertainment Contest, scheduled to take place on 20th May, due to lack of support. The contest had a confirmed entry of just 9 bands and financial projections indicated that going ahead would incur a loss of approximately £1000. The association’s Executive Committee has reluctantly…

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SCYB Easter Course 2018

SCYB Easter Course 2018

The Southern Counties Youth band held their 4th annual residential course in the stunning setting of the Anniversary Halls at St Catherine’s School in Bramley from 3rd to 6th April, with guest MD Ian Porthouse back by popular demand. Ian led the band through a full programme of challenging music during the week including a…

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