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

The past few weeks have seen around 15,000 bandsmen and women compete in 8 regions across the country for qualification to the finals of the National Championships of Great Britain, and gradings. scaba member bands competed in the West of England regional in Torquay and the London & Southern Counties (LSC) region in Stevenage.
scaba are delighted and proud to count 2 Regional Champion bands and 7 National Finalists amongst our members in 2017:
In the 4th section, Shanklin Town Band will represent the West of England following a 3rd place in Torquay, and they will be joined by the London & Southern Counties champions Regent Community Brass.
Fairlop Brass secured a trip to the finals with a 3rd place in the LSC 3rd Section, and Amersham and Otterbourne both go forward to the 2nd section finals following their 2nd places in Stevenage and Torquay.
Not to be outdone by their community band, Regent Brass will represent LSC in the First section finals with a well deserved 2nd place yesterday.
We applaud all these bands on a fantastic set of results, and wish them the best of luck for the National Finals in Cheltenham in September.
The final qualifier from scaba will represent the LSC region in the Championship section finals. Congratulations to Friary Guildford band on winning their 3rd successive Regional title and earning a 5th consecutive appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in October.
see the Regional Championships website for all regions’ full results and official grading tables.

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

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: or 07974 804 394.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Fed up with the football? How about a day out in London rounded off by a brass band concert in aid of a great cause, the Alzheimers Society.

Join Friary Guildford Brass Band, the band and songsters of Regent Hall Salvation Army and BBC Radio 2’s Frank Renton at “The Rink” in Oxford Street on Saturday 2nd July.

See our Events/What’s On page for more info
FGB Summer