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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

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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


National Festival 2021/22 Dates

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Saturday 09th & Sunday 10th April 2022
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RNCM Manchester
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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.

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