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LGB Brass is Top Heavy!

LGB Brass is Top Heavy!

Lewes Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band is looking to strengthen its bottom end. It’s a great spot for an established player or a development opportunity if you’re looking to expand your playing within a supportive environment. We have an Bb bass waiting to be played; if you’re an Eb player, you’ll need to bring your…

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Passing of John Pickett

Passing of John Pickett

scaba Vice President John Pickett sadly passed away at the end of June. John had been a playing member of the Egham Band and served as their Secretary for more than 20 years. Always passionate about brass banding, John was a driving force behind the building of Egham’s own band room which was opened by…

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David Hughes 1941 – 2017

David Hughes 1941 – 2017

It is with great sadness that I share news of my old friend David Hughes who suffered a stroke earlier in May and died in hospital yesterday, 2nd June at the age of 76. Born in Newbridge, Caerphilly, the ultimate Jack of all Trades started his working life as a coal miner and became an…

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Here We Are Now, Entertain Us……

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us……

scaba’s popular Entertainment contest returns to The Hawth in Crawley on Sunday 21st May. Bands will perform 24 minute concert programmes to adjudicator Glyn Williams who will award marks for Musical Performance (60%), Entertainment Value (30%) and Presentation & Deportment (10%). A range of prizes up for grabs includes awards for soloists, best performed marches…

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Spring for Sykes with scaba!

Spring for Sykes with scaba!

Forget the Ice Buckets, its all about the Acrobat Challenge now. J.A. Greenwood’s classic trombone solo The Acrobat (maybe better known to Generation X as the theme tune to Jonny Briggs) is being performed and recorded around the world on trombones of all sizes, sackbutts, pBones and valved instruments in bedrooms, lounges, band rooms and…

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Regional Success for scaba member bands

Regional Success for scaba member bands

The past few weeks have seen around 15,000 bandsmen and women compete in 8 regions across the country for qualification to the finals of the National Championships of Great Britain, and gradings. scaba member bands competed in the West of England regional in Torquay and the London & Southern Counties (LSC) region in Stevenage.  …

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