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SCABA RESPONSE TO COVID-19

SCABA RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Monday 16th March 2020 This evening the UK Government has updated its guidance on COVID-19 and is recommending the avoidance of all non-essential contact. As brass banding and other arts hobbies are non-essential, we would recommend that all brass band rehearsals, public performances and other activities are put on hold until the Government guidance changes….

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SCYB Residential Course ~ Easter 2020

SCYB Residential Course ~ Easter 2020

Our annual SCYB Residential course will take place at St Catherine’s School in Bramley near Guildford from Monday 6th to Thursday 9th April 2020. The course will be led by guest Musical Director Lee Skipsey, supported by our regular team of tutors and volunteers. Lee Skipsey has performed as a percussionist all over the world….

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SCYB Christmas rehearsal – Monday 30th December

SCYB Christmas rehearsal – Monday 30th December

The Southern Counties Youth Band’s annual Open/family rehearsal is on Monday 30th December, and you are all invited to come and join us to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. This is an ideal opportunity to meet the SCYB members and team, other banders from your area and play some different music, so bring your instruments,…

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SCYB Going from Strength to Strength

SCYB Going from Strength to Strength

The Southern Counties Youth Band has reached the end of an enjoyable and successful year and is looking forward to starting all over again in September! Our regular monthly rehearsals from September to March included a fun open rehearsal at Christmas, conducted by tutor Ian Lanceley, where band members got the chance to play some…

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Best of Brass at Borde Hill

Best of Brass at Borde Hill

Four bands enjoyed glorious sunshine and some fabulous music making at scaba’s first free non-competitive festival held at the beautiful Borde Hill Garden in Sussex on 14th July. A new initiative to support youth music and non-contesting bands, the Borde Hill Brass Festival offered local bands an opportunity to showcase their talents and enjoy the…

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Introducing the Norman Every Award

Introducing the Norman Every Award

Members and followers of scaba will know that our former President Norman Every stepped down this year following a move to Cornwall. During Norman’s 5 year term as President he brought a wealth of experience, ideas and enthusiasm to the association, and most importantly he re-formed the Southern Counties Youth Band (SCYB) to give young…

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SCYB Easter Course 2018

SCYB Easter Course 2018

The Southern Counties Youth band held their 4th annual residential course in the stunning setting of the Anniversary Halls at St Catherine’s School in Bramley from 3rd to 6th April, with guest MD Ian Porthouse back by popular demand. Ian led the band through a full programme of challenging music during the week including a…

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SCYB Easter Course

SCYB Easter Course

The Southern Counties Youth band has been thriving and growing since its inception by scaba President Norman Every in 2014, and last week successfully completed its 3rd annual residential course at St Catherine’s School in Bramley under the musical direction of renowned conductor, composer and percussionist Paul Lovatt-Cooper. Paul, paying his first visit to SCYB,…

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Happy Easter from the Southern Counties Youth Band

Happy Easter from the Southern Counties Youth Band

The SCYB Easter Residential course led by renowned percussionist, conductor and composer Paul Lovatt-Cooper starts on Monday 10th April in the stunning setting of St Catherine’s School, Bramley near Guildford. Join us in supporting the future of brass banding at SCYB’s free end of course concert, 7pm on Thursday 13th April

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