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Since its modest beginnings over 30 years ago, NCBF - National Concert Band Festival has developed and grown in size and prestige until now it is recognised as the largest, most active, enterprising Festival for wind instrument musicians who play in wind bands or big bands throughout the UK.

 

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Since its modest beginnings in 1986, NCBF - National Concert Band Festival has developed and grown in size and prestige until now it is recognised as the largest, most active, enterprising Festival for wind instrument musicians who play in wind bands or big bands throughout the UK.


Regional/National Festival 2018/19 Dates

Regional FestivalsWind Band Slots
Remaining
Big Band Slots
Remaining
18th NOVEMBER
Newman RC College, Oldham3Included in Wind Band Slots
25th NOVEMBER
Abraham Darby Academy, Telford3Included in Wind Band Slots
All Saints Academy, Cheltenham10Included in Wind Band Slots
2nd DECEMBER
Nottingham High School34
The Cardinal Vaughan School, Kensington12Included in Wind Band Slots
20th JANUARY
Garnock Community Campus14Included in Wind Band Slots

The 2018 National Festival will take place at:
Royal Northern College of Music
April 13th & 14th 2019

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