The Southern Counties Youth Band

By scaba on May 26, 2014 | Category: Announcements,Featured Posts,News | No Comments
The Southern Counties Youth Band

scaba is proud to announce the formation of the new Southern Counties Youth Band.

Enrolling now for the 2014/2015 school year – all players of brass band instruments and percussion aged 12 – 18 are welcome to apply.
Southern Counties Youth Band members will have the opportunity to take part in a number of dedicated rehearsals throughout the year working towards public performance, and a Residential Course in 2015.

The band’s first rehearsals will be held at The Hawth in Crawley on the following dates:

September 14th
October 19th
November 23rd – with guest conductor Dr Nicholas Childs of Black Dyke Band
December 27th (tbc)

January 25th
February 22nd
March 22nd
April 7th to 10th – Residential Course

There is an annual membership fee of £15.

Band members attending the September and October rehearsals will have free entry to the Black Dyke Band concert taking place at The Hawth at 3 pm on 23rd November 2014.

More information, including full details of Southern Counties Youth Band tutors and staff, and a membership application form can be found in the Resources section of this website or by following these links:
Information Pack
Application Form

scaba Entertainment Contest Results

By scaba on May 18, 2014 | Category: Announcements,Contest Results,News | No Comments
scaba Entertainment Contest Results
A total of 13 bands took part in scaba’s annual Entertainment contest today, with top honours being taken by Amersham Band in the B section and Friary Guildford in the A section.

Adjudicator Richard Evans had a total of 100 points available to award each performance, with marks for Musical Performance (max. 60) / Entertainment Value (30) / Presentation & Deportment (10)
Bands exceeding the 24 minute time limited were penalised -1 point for each 30 seconds (or part thereof) over time.

Full Result:

A Section
(1st & Championship section bands)

1. Friary Guildford, Chris King.   91 points (57/25/9)
2. Otterbourne, Gareth Pritchard.  80 points (49/23/8)
3. BAE Systems, Jonathan Crowhurst.  79 points (48/23/8)
4. Fulham Brass, John Ward.  78 points (52/22/8  -4)
5. Tilbury, Andrew Austin.  77 points (48/21/8)
6. Alder Valley, Roger Burke.  76 points (51/22/8  -5)
7. Yiewsley & West Drayton, Chris Cole.  76 points (47/21/8)
- Ocean Brass – Withdrawn
- Epsom & Ewell – Withdrawn

Best Soloist – Richard Straker, cornet, Friary Guildford
Best March – Friary Guildford
Highest unplaced 1st section band – Fulham


B Section
(2nd, 3rd & Youth section bands)

1. Amersham, Paul Fisher. 88 points (55/26/7)
2. LGB Brass, Ian Stewart. 85 points (53/25/9 -2)
3. Chinnor Silver, David Pegram. 79 points (50/22/7)
4. Harlow Brass, Chris Johnston. 74 points (47/22/6 -1)
5. Cobham, Glenn Hayter. 72 points. (43/24/6 -1)
- Richmond Youth, Victoria Curran. 70 points (40/23/7)
- Denmead Brass – Withdrawn
- Hangleton – Withdrawn
- St Sebastian Wokingham – Withdrawn

Best Soloist – Dan King, Trombone, Chinnor
Best Trombone Section – Amersham
Best Compere/Conductor – Victoria Curran, Richmond Youth
Highest unplaced 3rd section band – Harlow
Highest placed scaba member band – Amersham
Highest placed Youth band – Richmond Youth


*In the event of bands being awarded equal total points, the Musical Performance mark is the tie-breaker
* Richmond Youth played for adjudication only

2014 Entertainment Contest

By scaba on May 17, 2014 | Category: Announcements,Featured Posts,News | No Comments
2014 Entertainment Contest

scaba’s annual Entertainment contest will take place at The Hawth in Crawley tomorrow, Sunday 18th May

B Section (Youth, 3rd, 2nd section bands) ~ starts 10am

Chinnor Silver ( David Pegram)
Cobham (Glenn Hayter)
Harlow Brass (Chris Johnston)
LGB Brass (Ian Stewart)
Amersham (Paul Fisher)
Richmond Youth (Victoria Curran)


A section (1st & Championship section bands) ~ starts 2pm

Friary Guildford (Chris King)
Tilbury (Andrew Austin)
Alder Valley (Roger Burke)
Otterbourne (Gareth Pritchard)
BAE (Jonathan Crowhurst)
Yiewsley & West Drayton (Chris Cole)
Fulham Brass (John Ward)


Each band will play a short concert programme of up to 24 minutes.
Points will be awarded by adjudicator Richard Evans for Musical Performance (60), Entertainment Value (30) and Presentation & Deportment (10).

We’re looking forward to a great day of music making and hope to see some of you there!
Tickets are available from the Hawth box office on the day: £7.50 adults / £4 concessions / children under 9 free.

Live results will be tweeted ~ follow @scabaMedia / #scabaEnts

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