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

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NCBF Regional Festival Dates 2018
To Be Announced
7th/8th APRIL 2018
NCBF National Festival
RNCM Manchester
By Invitation OnlyBy 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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NCBF Notices

NCBF 2018 National Festival at RNCM in conjunction with Her Majesty’s Band of the Royal Marines Scotland and BASBWE

Day Tickets: £6.00 full/£4.00 concession/£16.00 family (2 adults & up to 3 children)

RNCM Box Office: 0161 907 5555 OR RNCM Website OR ‘on the day’  

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