ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR

REGIONAL FESTIVALS 21/22

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- Press Release -

NCBF Awarded

Arts Council England Grant

The 2022 National Festival will take place at:

RNCM NCBF National Festival 2019

Royal Northern College of Music
Saturday 09th & Sunday 10th April 2022

2021/22

Find an NCBF Festival

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 Festival 2021/22 Dates

NCBF FestivalsWind Band Slots
Remaining
Big Band Slots
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31st OCTOBER 2021
NEW VENUE

LONDON - Watford Grammar School for Boys, Watford

Not Available
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entries@ncbf.info
incl. in Wind Band Slots
7th NOVEMBER 2021
NEW VENUE

BATH - Hayesfield Girls School

Not Available
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entries@ncbf.info
incl. in Wind Band Slots
13th NOVEMBER 2021
NORTHERN IRELAND - Antrim Board CentreNot Available
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entries@ncbf.info
incl. in Wind Band Slots
21st NOVEMBER 2021
OLDHAM - Crompton House School48
TELFORD - Haberdashers Abraham Darby Academy Not Available
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entries@ncbf.info
incl. in Wind Band Slots
27th NOVEMBER 2021
NEW VENUE

WARWICK - Warwick School

2incl. in Wind Band Slots
28th NOVEMBER 2021
NOTTINGHAM - Nottingham High School26
23rd JANUARY 2022
SCOTLAND - Garnock Community College, Glengarnock10incl. in Wind Band Slots

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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 NCBF introductory video.

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.

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