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    Changes to scaba contest gradings in 2018

    From 1st January 2018, scaba will be adopting the National registry and gradings for all contests. The scaba registry and current ‘local’ gradings will cease to exist. Bands which compete in the National Brass Band Championships of GB will be graded as, and compete in, the same section for...
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    Southern Counties Youth Band

    The SCYB is looking forward to an exciting new year with monthly rehearsals, a concert performance in February and their 4th Easter residential course in April. The first rehearsal will be held in Worth near Crawley on Sunday 17th September. All brass and percussion players aged 11-18 are...
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    John Pickett

    scaba Vice President John Pickett sadly passed away at the end of June. John had been a playing member of the Egham Band and served as their Secretary for more than 20 years. Always passionate about brass banding, John was a driving force behind the building of Egham’s own band room which was...
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    scaba Autumn Contest 2016

    scaba’s annual Autumn Contest was held today, Sunday 25th September 2016, at the Hawth in Crawley. A total of 20 bands played for adjudicators Mike Kilroy (Youth, Third & Second Sections) and Dennis Wilby (First & Championship sections), who both praised the competing bands for a high standard...
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    scaba Autumn Contest

    scaba's annual Autumn Contest will be held at The Hawth, Crawley on 25th Sept. See for more info and a contest schedule. The contest format is own choice Test Piece and hymn tune (2 verses out of either the Red Wright & Round 150 Hymns book or the...
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    scaba Updated rules for Registration, Contesting and Day Transfers

    Following the last Quarterly Forum meeting held in January, there have been a number of amendments to our Contesting, Registration and Day Transfer rules. These have all been updated on the website and the relevant documents have been sent to member bands today. The key points to be aware of...
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    scaba Spring Contest 2016

    The scaba Spring Contest returns to The Hawth in Crawley after on Sunday 24th April 2016. Our adjudicator for the day will be John Berryman. The contest format will be Own Choice hymn tune, march test piece. scaba is trialling the re-introduction of prize money this year to see if this affects...
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    scaba Solo & Duet contest Results

    35 players from 12 different bands performed 60 solos and duets in Burgess Hill on Saturday 13th February. Congratulations and thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable day go to all the competitors, the scaba team and adjudicator Josh Cirtina who praised all the entrants for the high standard of...
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    scaba Conductors' Workshop

    We have a few places left for our conductors’ workshop, to be held at Cranleigh Bandroom, Surrey, on Sunday 15 November. Paul Norley will be coming down to run the workshop and LGB Brass and Otterbourne Brass are giving their services, sharing the playing duties throughout the day. £10 will...
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    scaba Entertainment Contest -The Hawth Crawley

    The first section of the day has played and the results are scaba Entertainment Contest, Crawley Sunday 15th May 2012 Adjudicator: Dr. Robert Childs Results B Section Place Band Conductor Draw 1 LGB Brass Ian Stewart 4 2 Crystal Palace Michael Gray 6 3 Epsom &...
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    John Williams

    It is with the greatest of sadness and heavy heart that scaba anounnces the passing of their wonderful President John Williams. John lost his battle with cancer yesterday, 18th March. At this stage we have no further details but as soon as we do they will be posted on the scaba website -...
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    scaba Autumn Contest 2011

    The full list of bands taking part in this contest at the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone on Saturday 8th October can be found on the association web site -
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    scaba Spring Contest 2011

    The scaba Contest Manager has had to inform those bands that had already entered the Spring Contest on Sunday 17th April 2011 that the venue has had to change. This contest will now take place in the Windmill Theatre at Blatchington Mill School, Nevill Avenue, Hove BN3 7BW. Neither the date...
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    scaba Autumn Contest 2010

    The newly re-structured Autumn Contest organised by scaba and taking place on 16 October 2010 at the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, has proved so popular that Contest Manager Jane Stewart has announced that entry to the contest has now been officially closed, two weeks ahead of schedule. Having...