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    Full result from today's contest: A Section...

    Full result from today's contest:

    A Section
    (1st & Championship section bands)

    1. Friary Guildford, Chris King. 93 points (58/27/8 )
    2. Soham Comrades, Jayne Murrill. 88 points (56/25/7)...
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    scaba Entertainments Contest 2015

    scaba’s annual Entertainment contest will take place at The Hawth in Crawley on Sunday 17th May.
    Our adjudicator for the day is John Maines.

    Section B starts at 9:25am:
    Amersham
    Chichester...
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    There are never any (official) recordings done at...

    There are never any (official) recordings done at the Spring Festival
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    Imho the best instrument to have is the one that...

    Imho the best instrument to have is the one that you feel most comfortable playing in tune and producing a sound that you are happy with..... my advice to anyone would always be to try as many...
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    Where's that been announced then?

    Where's that been announced then?
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    Is it really that crazy? There are bands near...

    Is it really that crazy? There are bands near the borders of every region who are arguably better placed to play in a different one, but there has to be some way of dividing the regions and so far...
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    that seems to imply the baritones are effectively...

    that seems to imply the baritones are effectively 3rd and 4th euphs? They're definitely not!
    In my experience of playing all 4 parts in a number of different bands, the ability (and difficulty of...
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    pmsl :) joking aside though, playing...

    pmsl :)


    joking aside though, playing baritone doesn't mean not-good-enough-to-play-euph any more than playing rep means not-good-enough-for-front-row
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    Interesting generalisation..... I don't know many...

    Interesting generalisation..... I don't know many bands where at least one of the baritone players isn't more able than at least one of the euphoniums :rolleyes:


    I don't think the score layout...
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    As with the bulk of their contesting and registry...

    As with the bulk of their contesting and registry rules, Kapitol have simply maintained what was in place before.
    As far as I'm aware this rule has been the same for decades (certainly the 30+...
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    I asked the same question several years ago...

    I asked the same question several years ago (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-23031.html) - its Brian Smith
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    scaba Solo & Duet contest

    scaba held their annual solo competition at St Paul's College in Burgess Hill yesterday.
    Adjudicator John Winterflood enjoyed his first scaba contest and praised the high standard of music on show....
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    Current Kapitol rules state that each player can...

    Current Kapitol rules state that each player can only be registered with one accredited registry and may only play once in any round of Regional contests.
    For the purpose of those rules, the...
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    I'm not sure what that would change from the...

    I'm not sure what that would change from the current ruling which means noone can play in more than 1 band or 1 region anyway?

    And remember the current pool of adjudicators includes a lot of...
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    The Nationals (regionals and finals) are owned...

    The Nationals (regionals and finals) are owned and run by Kapitol, and its up to them what rules they operate (not the BBP registry or individual contest controllers).
    Its unlikely Kapitol will...
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    The rules are pretty clear - "one place lower...

    The rules are pretty clear - "one place lower than the lowest placed competing band". What you're talking about would be last place +2, which afaik has never been the case.

    Anyhoo, as a band...
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    I'm pretty sure you're both talking about the...

    I'm pretty sure you're both talking about the same thing...!

    If 11 bands played (aka competed), then last place was 11th. 11 + 1 = 12. Wakefield Met were given 12 points.
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    Kings Div have BBbs. No idea if they use them on...

    Kings Div have BBbs. No idea if they use them on the march or not though.

    National contesting rules state that bands must use instruments from a prescribed list - in theory there's nothing to...
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    As a contest secretary, I can confirm that there...

    As a contest secretary, I can confirm that there is absolutely nothing about pencil markings (allowed or not) in the National rules.
    As a player, my response to that directive would be to call it a...
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    We had a great day at The Hawth yesterday....

    We had a great day at The Hawth yesterday.
    Congratulations to the prize winners and big thanks to all competing bands and to Jane Stewart and the scaba team for a smooth-running, enjoyable contest....
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    scaba Autumn Contest 2014

    scaba's annual Autumn Contest will be held at The Hawth in Crawley this Sunday 28th September.

    Adjudicators:
    Paul Norley 3rd, Youth and 1st Sections
    Mike Kilroy 2nd and Championship...
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    I would think this starts with school. Sports...

    I would think this starts with school.
    Sports participation is obligatory, so kids get to try a selection and figure out what they enjoy and if they're good at it whether they want to or not.
    ...
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    I would ditto what both Rob and Gareth have said....

    I would ditto what both Rob and Gareth have said.

    Is there a training/junior/youth band anywhere near you that you could pop along to, to get some feedback/pointers and try a few different...
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    Thanks Pauli, its been a long time in the...

    Thanks Pauli, its been a long time in the planning and we have a group of very passionate and talented musicians and educators on board.
    Initial responses have been very positive... now we wait...
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    The Southern Counties Youth Band

    scaba is proud to announce the formation of the new Southern Counties Youth Band.

    Enrolling now for the 2014/2015 school year - all players of brass band instruments and percussion aged 12 - 18...
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