PRESS RELEASE 12/03/2020: SCABA RESPONSE TO COVID-19.
SCYB Easter Course Cancelled.
After careful consideration of our duty of care to participants and volunteers, and consultation with local councils and other advisors, scaba has made the difficult decision to cancel both the Southern Counties Youth Band (SCYB) Easter Residential course and the Solo, Quartet and Ensemble competition due to take place in April.
In light of increasing concerns about, and spread of, the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold these events for the young players and community bandsmen and women in our area, but I am confident that we have made the right decision based on the available information at this time.
Plans will be made to reschedule both the Youth Band course and the competition later in the year, once the situation becomes more stable.>
The band meets once a month on a Sunday, starting with the academic year in September and ending with a residential course at Easter. We don’t meet for regular rehearsals in the summer term because of exams and holidays, although there may be some public performances!
Our players come from a big area, stretching from Oxfordshire and London down to the South East corner of Kent and the Isle of Wight. We meet near the centre of the area close to Crawley and the A23 which is easy for everyone to get to.
Rehearsals are from 10am – 4pm where players have the opportunity to play a wide range of music under the direction of our excellent team of conductors and tutors, all volunteers from local bands.
New players are always welcome at SCYB! If you’re interested in joining the band, or just coming along for a taster, please contact Alex Sears: firstname.lastname@example.org
The membership pack can be downloaded here: SCYB Membership Pack 2019-20
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Membership of the band is open to anyone aged 11 to 18 who plays a brass band instrument to at least grade 4 standard. You do not have to be in a scaba member band to take part in SCYB (although subs will be a little cheaper if you are!) Please note that trumpets and french horns are not acceptable as they are not brass band instruments.
New players are always welcome at SCYB! Membership is renewed annually, running from 1st September (or whenever you join the band) until the following 31st August. There is an annual membership fee of £35. New members are welcome to join the band at any time during the year.
Conduct & behaviour
A high standard of behaviour is expected at all times.
Members are expected to show care and consideration towards other members of the band of all ages.
Drinking alcohol, smoking and using or possessing drugs are not permitted at any rehearsal or event associated with the band.
Members are requested NOT to photograph or film any other member of the band with the intention of exhibiting images on any social networking internet site.
Contravention of these basic rules or any acts which, in the opinion of the tutors are detrimental to the proper running or reputation of the band, may result in the suspension of membership or expulsion from the band.
Members are responsible at all times for the safety of their instruments and possessions. scaba and the SCYB tutors can accept no responsibility for any loss of, or damage to, any member’s possessions whilst attending any rehearsal, concert or function of the band.
All tutors and adult volunteers connected with the band are DBS checked and approved and will operate under and within the scaba Safeguarding Policy (details available on request).