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

The Southern Counties Youth Band (SCYB) has been thriving since scaba President Norman Every started it in 2014, and looks set to get even bigger and better in the coming year. New members are always welcome to come and join the fun!
 
Norman has retired from running the band since moving out of the area, but the rest of the team of experienced tutors and dedicated volunteers will be back supporting the band under the expert guidance of our conductors Ian Lanceley and Richard Baker. We have a full calendar of monthly rehearsals from September to March, with a concert in February and our 4th annual residential course confirmed for April 2018. All dates are listed in the SCYB Membership Pack and on the Events section of this website.

Membership of SCYB is open to any young brass band musicians aged from 11 to 18 and of at least grade 4 standard. Your band does not have to be a member of scaba.

For more information and a membership application form, you can download a Membership Pack HERE or from the SCYB page.


Despite the arson attack on their band hut last October, Oxted Band has kept going and has not missed an engagement or a rehearsal. Re-building work is well under way and the band should be back in their home by Easter.

Oxted band is pleased to announce the latest concert in their Stars of Brass series, to be held on Saturday 6th May at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Hurst Green (Surrey) RH8 9EA.

In the latest concert, the band is coming close to home and will feature a special guest soloist, trumpeter Matilda Lloyd. In 2014, Matilda won the Brass Category of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and also the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award. Following these competitions, Matilda has performed as a soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra for Friday Night is Music Night on Radio 2 and with the Cory Brass Band at the European Brass Band Championships Gala Concert in Perth, Scotland, 2014.
Matilda has appeared many times on television and on BBC Radio 2, including an appearance on the Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show. She briefly played with the Oxted Band, sitting as co-principal cornet, before her star ascended to the stratosphere!

Join the band for a great night with a young, local soloist who is rapidly making a name for herself as a soloist around the world.

Tickets priced at £10 for adults (children £5) can be purchased from White’s Estate Agents in Oxted, or on the door. Refreshments will be available in the interval.

For more details, please visit www.oxtedband.co.uk or e-mail secretary@oxtedband.co.uk