“blow away the cobwebs” in a one-day community band event on Saturday 21st August at Wrekin College, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire for all players, prior to returning to your band again. It will be led by Duncan Stubbs, with a team of specialist tutors – more details to follow via NCBF.


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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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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

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31st OCTOBER 2021

LONDON - Watford Grammar School for Boys, Watford

10incl. in Wind Band Slots
7th NOVEMBER 2021

BATH - Hayesfield Girls School

10incl. in Wind Band Slots
13th NOVEMBER 2021
NORTHERN IRELAND - Antrim Board Centre10incl. in Wind Band Slots
21st NOVEMBER 2021
OLDHAM - Newman College1010
TELFORD - Haberdashers Abraham Darby Academy 10incl. in Wind Band Slots
28th NOVEMBER 2021
NOTTINGHAM - Nottingham High School1010
23rd JANUARY 2022
SCOTLAND - Garnock Community College, Glengarnock10incl. in Wind Band Slots

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