Following their Annual General Meeting on Sunday 2nd April 2006 at Godalming Band Room, the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association are pleased to make the following announcements. Due to the resignation Dennis Wilby last October, the posts of Chairman, Public Relations Officer and Editor of the Associations’ Quarterly Journal, The Bugle, were vacant SCABA are pleased to announce that John Williams, Musical Director of the Hangleton Band, has accepted the role of Chairman and David Sheedy, Soprano Cornet and Band Manager of the KM Medway Concert Brass, has taken on the posts of Public Relations Officer and Editor of The Bugle. SCABA would like to take this opportunity to publically thank Dennis and Margaret Wilby for their hard work and dedication to the Association over the past few years and give our best wishes to them both for the future. After yet another successful day at our Annual Quartet and Ensemble contest at Ringmer, we would like to announce the following changes to the format for 2007 event. The 1st section and open quartet events shall be combined allowing a new Youth and Junior Slow melody section to be added to event. The Association hopes that this will yet further promote playing among younger people and help ensure the future of brass bands in the region.