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Bands enter into their local ncbf regional festival where they perform in front of their peers, parents, audience, and ncbf adjudicators who offer feedback based on the ncbf Award Criteria. Bands are not competing against each other but are critiqued against the various aspects of performance and are awarded a certificate signifying their success: Platinum, Gold Silver or Bronze. Read more about the ncbf festival here

Regional/National Festival 2019/20 Dates

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LONDON - Kneller Hall, Twickenham" FULL "
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OLDHAM - Newham College" FULL "
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TELFORD - Haberdashers Abraham Darby Academy3Included in Wind Band Slots
GLOUCESTER - Sir Thomas Rich's High School2
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NORTHERN IRELAND - Antrim Board Centre
11Included in Wind Band Slots
NOTTINGHAM - Nottingham High School25
SCOTLAND - Garnock Community Campus, Glengarnock13Included in Wind Band Slots

The 2020 National Festival will take place at:

RNCM NCBF National Festival 2019

Royal Northern College of Music
4th & 5th April 2020

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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.

The ncbf celebrates and promotes the music and activities of wind bands / jazz bands by holding regional festivals across the UK and a National Festival. The organisation aims to provide unique performing opportunities in a friendly, welcoming and musically enriching environment.

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.

Festival Classes

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Show Terms

A Festival, Not a Competition

What Students Get Out of NCBF

Why Band Leaders Get Involved

NCBF National Concert Band Festival Awards

National Festival Results

National Festival | All Results

Manchester 2018 • Warwick 2017