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Guy Woolfenden OBE
NCBF Past Chairman

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Guy passed away on Friday 15th April 2016.

Guy had been a long time supporter and Trustee and Chairman of NCBF and his experience helped guide us to where we are today.

Our thoughts and love go out to Jane, his wife, and the family.

He will be truly missed.




NCBF National Festival



Another fantastic weekend of music making with Wind Bands and Big Bands.

We hope all taking part enjoyed playing as much as we enjoyed listening.

The input of the Army Music service added a tremendous amount to the weekend. Special thanks to SSgt Dave C Sanderson who masterminded the organisation of the Symphonic Band of the Coldstream Guards and Grenadier Guards and the Royal Armoured Corps Big Band.

We now look forward to the Regional Festivals 2106 which are now available for entry.

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Repertoire Lists 2016 / 2017 will be available soon - please check back.


To support and encourage new British composers there is a requirement 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 2016 / 2017.

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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 can be submitted online here.
The entry fee for the 2016 Regionals and 2017 National is £160 per band.

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