About NCBF

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 2017 Dates

NCBF Festivals Wind Band Slots
Remaining
Big Band Slots
Remaining
28th JANUARY 2018
NCBF Scotland Regional Garnock Community Campus 6 Included in Wind Band Slots
7th/8th APRIL 2018
NCBF National Festival
RNCM Manchester
By Invitation Only By Invitation Only

The 2018 National Festival will take place at:

Royal Northern College of Music

April 7th & 8th 2018

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Deadline: 5th January 2018

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A Festival, Not a Competition

What Students Get Out of NCBF

Why Band Leaders Get Involved

NCBF National Concert Band Festival Awards

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NCBF Notices

Audience are welcome at all Regionals Festivals – entry via programme £5.00 (£3.00 Concessions) on the door.

West Midlands | Times: 0900-1720 | Wrekin College, Wellington, Shropshire TF1 3BH
North | Times: 0845-1930 | Newman RC College, Oldham OL9 9QY
West & Wales | Times: 1000-1930 | All  Saints Academy, Cheltenham GL51 0WH
East Midlands | Times: 0930-1815 | Nottingham High School, NG7 4ED
London | Times: 1000-1745 | The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Kensington W14 8BZ