Spring Contest 2014 – Results

By scaba on April 27, 2014 | Category: Announcements,Contest Results,News | No Comments
Spring Contest 2014 – Results


The annual Spring Contest was held today at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley.


Congratulations to the prize winners and thanks to Adjudicator Paul Cosh, the scaba team and all competing bands for an enjoyable day of music making.





Youth Section

1. Shanklin Town Youth, Malcolm Lewis
2. Patcham Silver Youth, Sandra Clinton

Hymn Tune: Shanklin
March: Shanklin

Best Instrumentalist: Alex Warner, Cornet, Shanklin
Conductor’s Prize: Malcolm Lewis, Shanklin

Third Section

1. Brighton & Hove City Brass, Matthew Hackett
2. Pangbourne & District Silver, Stewart Lewins
3. Patcham Silver, James Benka-Coker
4. Cobham Band, Glen Hayter

Hymn Tune: Brighton & Hove
March: Pangbourne

Best Instrumentalist: Richard Powell, Cornet, Pangbourne
Best Horn Section: Brighton & Hove
Best Solo Cornet Section: Patcham
Conductor’s Prize: Matthew Hackett, Brighton & Hove

Second Section

1. Cranbrook Town Band, Ian Lanceley
2. Uckfield Concert Brass, Nick Morris
3. Godalming Band, James Haigh
4. Shanklin Town, Malcolm Lewis

Hymn Tune: Uckfield
March: Cranbrook

Best Instrumentalist: David Newsom, Euphonium, Cranbrook
Best Trombone Section: Uckfield
Conductor’s Prize: Ian Lanceley, Cranbrook

First Section

1. Tilbury Band
2. Horsham Borough Band
3. Fairlop Brass

Hymn Tune: Fairlop
March: Tilbury

Best Horn Section: Tilbury
Best Bass Section: Tilbury
Best Tenor Trombone: Greg White, Tilbury
Best Bass Trombone: Barry Chaplin, Tilbury
Conductor’s Prize: Andrew Austin, Tilbury

Friary Guildford Band – Senior Trophy Champions!

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Friary Guildford Band – Senior Trophy Champions!


Saturday 25th April saw 60 bands from around the country descend on the Winter Gardens in Blackpool for the Spring Festival, the three qualifying contests for British Open Brass Band Championships.



Huge congratulations go to scaba member band Friary Guildford and their MD Chris King on winning the Senior Trophy and taking one step closer to ‘the Open’ with a stylish and musical performance of Berlioz’ Les Francs Juges.

This superb result follows Friary’s clean sweep at our Solo, Quartet & Ensemble contest in February and 2nd place at the LSC Regional contest, qualifying for the National Championship finals at the Royal Albert Hall in October.  Their last competition of the season will be scaba’s annual Entertainment Contest on 18th May at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley.

LGB Brass in Concert

By scaba on April 20, 2014 | Category: Announcements,News | No Comments
LGB Brass in Concert

LGB Brass will be presenting a concert to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. The concert takes place at Lewes Town Hall at 3pm on Sunday 20th July.

Our guest soloist will be Sergeant Jonathan Hammond, Principal Cornet of The Band of the Kings Division, former Principal Cornet of the Band of the Welsh Guards.
On “civvy street”, Jon also holds the Soprano Cornet seat with the Rothwell Temperance Band.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of The Royal British Legion.

For further information, or to reserve seats for this free concert, please contact the band’s secretary, Jane Stewart (jane.stewart63@btinternet.com)

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