The local association for Brass Bands in the Southern Counties of England

The funeral of former scaba President Kenneth Dennison took place yesterday at Barham Crematorium near Canterbury. scaba was represented by Contest Manager, Jane Stewart.

The ceremony was simple and elegant: Howard Wilson, former Solo Horn and Secretary of the City of Coventry Band gave the eulogy. In it, he recalled Ken’s banding days, from Rothwell Temperance, The RAF Central Band, Fairey’s, Coventry and latterly, Thornbury and Uckfield. He also alluded to Ken’s time as President of scaba, and how proud he was to have held the post.

Our thoughts are with his wife and family.

oxted-autumn

In the wake of the arson attack on the Oxted band hut in early October, the band performed a very successful Autumn Concert on 29th October.

Oxted Band are pleased to announce that their CHRISTMAS CONCERT will be held on Saturday 10th December at 3pm at St John’s Church, Church Way, Hurst Green, Surrey, RH8 9EA.
They shall be playing arrangements of some of your favourite carols and Christmas tunes, and there will be lots of opportunities to join in and sing along with the band. The concert will also feature Oxted’s Training Band, many of whom will be performing in public for the first time, so please come along and give them some encouragement.

Tickets are £5 for adults, with accompanied children under 12 free, available on the door or through Whites Estate Agents in Oxted.
Refreshments will be served after the concert, when you will have the chance to meet the band over a cup of tea and a mince pie!

For more details, please visit the band’s website www.oxtedband.co.uk
or e-mail secretary@oxtedband.co.uk

www.otterbournebrass.org.uk

Otterbourne Brass (5 minutes from M3 Junction 12) have the following Vacancies to complete their line up:
2nd Euphonium
2nd Trombone
We are a friendly, forward thinking band under the expert Musical Direction of Melvin White

Contact:
Please apply with details of experience to:
Graham Jones (Secretary) Mobile: 07962 252163 or e-mail: euphojones@hotmail.co.uk

www.otterbournebrass.org.uk

Required:
Otterbourne Brass (5 minutes from M3 Junction 12) have the following Vacancies to complete their line up:
2nd Euphonium
2nd Trombone
We are a friendly, forward thinking band under the expert Musical Direction of Melvin White

Contact:
Please apply with details of experience to:
Graham Jones (Secretary) Mobile: 07962 252163 or e-mail: euphojones@hotmail.co.uk

The number one band in L&SC has a vacancy for a solo trombone player.

The band has a varied diary of contests and concerts in the local area and further afield. More info can be found on www.friaryguildfordband.co.uk

Rehearsals are Mondays & Wednesdays 8–10pm in Woking, Surrey, within easy reach of the M25 and M3 and only 24 minutes by train from London Waterloo.

If you are interested in applying for this position, or for more information, please contact Secretary Lauren Straker: FGBSecretary@gmail.com or 07974 804 394.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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