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NCBF hits 30 !!!
NCBF congratulate all of the bands that took part in the National Festival and helped to make it the biggest and best ever.

Special thanks goes to Duncan Stubbs and the Central Band of the Royal Air Force for a superb Gala Concert, The RAF Squadronaires for a stunning concert and the WInd Quintet of the Central Band for inspiring performances prior to adjudications.

Thanks also go to our adjudicators

Simone Rebello
Matthew George
Ian Darrington
Mike Hall
Andy Scott

This year also saw NCBF making use of interent technology. The audio adjudications for Wind Bands were not only recorded onto CD but as a trial there was an upload to Soundcloud which gives each band a dedicated private link to their adjudication - we hope you find this better.

Please feedback to us your thoughts on this.

Regional Dates and venues will be available for entry soon - watch this space.

Repertoire Lists 2014 / 2015

The lists for the season are now available by clicking the link to the right.

To support and encourage new British composers there is a requirement for this season for all Wind Bands to programme at least "one" programme item by a British composer from the repertoire list. The online version is searchable to show British Composers and new publications for 2014 / 2015.

ncbf continues to champion its support for British composers and publishers and this coming season a composers initiative is being established in conjunction with R. Smith & Co.
Once again, come and enjoy taking part in our 30th Anniversary – see you somewhere in the UK.

New to ncbf?

Find out more about who we are, what we do and how you can get involved by taking a look at this special NCBF introductory video.

ps Keep an eye out because you may even spot someone that you know!

Festival Information

Festival information and contact details are available now

Repertoire List

View and download the current repertoire lists for all classes

Festival entry form

Entry forms are available here and can be submitted online


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