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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

    Closing date is 21st August - get your entry form here!
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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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    Percussionists at Contests

    Thanks Pauli. scaba have just amended their rules for contesting, registrations and day transfers. The main change to the rules quoted above are that 2nd and 3rd section bands can now borrow up to 6 players on a day transfer, 3 from 1 section higher. The updated rules and relevant documents...
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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 Autumn Contest 2015

    Full Results from today's contest: Third Section 1. Crystal Palace, Michael Gray 2. Cobham, Glenn Hayter 3. Snowdown Colliery, Keith Twyman 4. Mole Valley, Andrew Wilson Best Hymn, Best March – Crystal Palace Best instrumentalist – James Simpson, Cobham Best Back Row Cornets, best...
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    scaba Autumn Contest 2015

    The Contest will start at 9.30am on Sunday with the Third Section playing to adjudicator Nick Garman. We look forward to seeing some of you there! Bands Entered: Atout Vent BAE SYSTEMS Brass Chichester City Cobham Cold Ash Brass Crystal Palace Epping Forest Epsom & Ewell Silver Horsham Borough...
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    scaba Autumn contest 2012

    The first results of the day are on the scaba website. We will add to them as the day progresses and then place them all on here.
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    scaba Autumn contest 2012

    Oops - but they are there now!
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    scaba Entertainment Contest -The Hawth Crawley

    A Section Place Band Conductor Draw 1 Haverhill Silver Mark Ager 1 2 Regent Brass Alan Duguid 2 3 Otterbourne Brass Gareth Pritchard 5 4 Yiewsley & West Drayton Chris Cole 4 5 Tilbury Andrew Austin 3 6 Chichester City Ross Hunt 6 Special...
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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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    scaba Spring Contest

    Ah! The weather - scaba has nothing in their constitution on that. Will see what we can do about that!! Many thanks for your kind words though - we thought it was a good day - hope everyone else agrees. Sally C
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    scaba Spring Contest

    scaba Spring Contest 2012 results scaba Spring Contest 2012The Hawth, Crawley29th April 2012Adjudicator Alan Morrison FTCL LRAM Results Third section Place Band Conductor Draw 1 Simon Langton Brass...
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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 -...