Regional & National Festival 2022/23 Dates

NCBF FestivalsBand Spaces AvailableENTRY CLOSING DATE
Sunday 29th October 2023
YES Closing date: 1st October
Sunday 19th November 2023
Cripps Hall, Northampton
YESClosing Date: 22nd October
Sunday 26th November 2023
OLDHAM - Crompton House Academy
YESClosing Date: 29th October
Sunday 3rd December 2023
WARWICK - Warwick Hall, Warwick SchoolYESClosing Date: 5th November
Other dates in Telford, London, Northern Ireland & Scotland TBC

NCBF National FestivalWind Band Slots
Big Band Slots
Date to be announced
NCBF National Festival 2024By Invitation OnlyBy Invitation Only

Regional Festival Finder

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

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.

Festival Classes

A Festival, Not a Competition

What Students Get Out of NCBF

Why Band Leaders Get Involved

Regional Festival Results

NCBF National Concert Band Festival Awards

National Festival Results