Trinity College London Celebrating Performance with the NCBF

Thank you to Trinity College London for their support of The National Concert Band Festival and their wonderful article about the recent Nationals! “Find out how we’re celebrating and championing progression through performance via our continued support for the National Concert Band Festival. Our latest blog delves into the partnership […]

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NCBF Play Days 2021

What a fantastic weekend of playing! The ncbf Play Days ‘Blow Away the Cobwebs’ and ‘Back In The Groove’ were two full days, aiming to bring musicians together and make music again. On Saturday, wind band players participated under the direction of Duncan Stubbs OBE to explore British wind band […]

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FLEXIBLE ENSEMBLES ARE GO!!

In my last article I promised a separate Flexible Ensembles list, with recommendations for both wind and big bands. However on reflection I have decided to set out my suggestions in a different format. As bands start to come together again, ‘live’ ,to rehearse and prepare for performances to ‘live’ […]

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Where Are They Now? Hannah Green

Where are they now? Meet Hannah Green, a Musician in The Royal Air Force who reflects on her time participating in the National Concert Band Festival. “NCBF was always a highlight of the year when I was part of Gloucestershire Music. Getting to play in venues like Cheltenham Town Hall […]

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Where Are They Now? Edi May

Where are they now? Edi May, a clarinet and saxophone player currently studying at Birmingham Conservatoire, gives us an insight into his musical career and how his music education influenced him. “I am a student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on the Jazz course. I work in the function (weddings […]

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