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Welcome to the ncbf website

Regional Festival Timetables

Scotland:-    Awards now available

North:-         Timetable pdf v5

West:-          Timetable pdf v3

Midlands:-   Awards now available

South:-         Timetable pdf v1

London        Timetable pdf v1

Please note all timings are subject to change.

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.

Regional Festivals 2014

All dates and venues are now available for entries to the Regional Festival Season 2014 - 2015

Be part of National Concert Band Festival (ncbf ) as it reaches its 30th Anniversary – the original,  the most innovative, the best – it’s the UK's largest wind band & big band festival, supported by Yamaha and R. Smith & Co.
With Festival dates and venues set firmly in advance, ncbf continues to grow in status in the band world, with more bands participating in even more areas of the UK  - see where we are this Autumn and book your place now:
  • Scotland          Sunday 2 November            City of Edinburgh Music School
  • North               Sunday 16 November             Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
  • Midlands         Sunday 23 November             Cripps Hall, Northampton School for Boys
  • West               Sunday 23 November             Ribston Hall High School, Gloucs
  • South              Sunday 30 November             Richard Taunton VI Form College, Soton
  • London           Sunday 7 December          The Cardinal Vaughan School, Kensington
Those bands achieving the highest awards will receive an invitation to participate at the two-day 30th Anniversary National Festival being held at the prestigious ......

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April 2015.

This will be landmark occasion for ncbf with more performance opportunities, more Trade Stands, more Workshops, plus a Gala concert with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force & the RAF Squadronaires.
On the Saturday evening, there will be the Yamaha Reception for all band directors who have participated at anytime in either Regional or National Festivals over the last 30 years.
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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