SCABA are pleased to announce Two Memorial Bursaries

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  1. David Sheedy

    David Sheedy Member

    Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association

    Two Memorial Bursaries

    SCABA are please to announce the inauguration of an initiative to encourage and assist young players to experience a unique opportunity which will help them achieve great awareness of their playing capabilities and future prospects on their chosen instrument.

    Applications are invited from young players who are in membership of bands who are currently members of SCABA and have applied to join either The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain or the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain or currently a member of either of these bands. The age range for the NYBB is 12-18 years and the NCBB 8-13 years.

    In memory of long service and loyal officers of SCABA Peggy and Bob Tucker, their daughter Janet Blackford is providing funds to create two bursaries to cover costs of attending Courses each year. These do not however include travelling expenses to and from the Course Venues. The Bursary for the NYBB would be currently valued at £320 and the NCBB £230.

    When selecting the successful student all applications will be duly considered but preference may be given to those about to attend their first course and who have received confirmation from the Administrator that they have been invited to join one of the bands.

    Payment of each Bursary will be made direct to the NYBB or NCBB and not to the student. A player should not expect more than one of these Memorial Bursaries. Each recipient will be request to provide a written resume of their experience at the Course. This may be published in the SCABA Bugle.

    Those interested in being considered for these valuable awards should immediately apply in writing to the address shown below. An application form will be sent and when completed it will need to be signed by a parent and the Conductor / Musical Director of the players band.

    Please Contact: Mrs. Janet Blackford,
    ‘Malindens’, School Path, Barncombe, Lewes, East Sussex. BN8 5DN