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Dates updated

The dates for the 2018 / 2019 festivals have been added to this website.

Dates were updated Thursday 28 June 2018

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Photos from Aberdeen and Inveralmond now online

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NEW SCBF Repertoire List

New SCBF Repertoire List is published. Please visit the repertoire page to download. Thank you.


Nigel Durno
SCBF Organiser

Third scholarship award!

Adjudicators Martin Ellerby, Hughina Naylor and Gareth Bowman present Diane McCrory with the 3rd SCBF Travelling Scholarship Award to the Midwest Band Conference in Chicago.


Congtratulations Diane!

3rd SCBF Travelling Scholarship Award

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Important update - July 2015

SCBF News

New classes announced!

New Ensemble Classes - click here for more details.

To help participating bands plan ahead, the format of the SCBF National finals in Perth concert hall will be as follows:–

Satuday 19th March 2016:

10.00am - New Ensemble Class - open to either Brass Ensembles, Woodwind Ensembles or Percussion Ensembles.
1pm onwards - Development Section, Achieving School Band Class, Advanced School Band Class, finishing at 6.00pm

Sunday 20th March 2016:

10.00am - Developing Youth Band Class, Advanced Youth Band Class, Community Band Class, Open Class, finishing at 6.00pm

Second Scholarship Award!

Adjudicators Stephen Bulla, Stewart Forbes and Craig Anderson present Alan Friel, musical director of Stewarton Winds, with the 2nd SCBF travelling scholarship to Chicago.

Congtratulations Alan!

Adjudicators Stephen Bulla, Stewart Forbes and Craig Anderson present Alan Friel, musical director of Stewarton Winds, with the 2nd SCBF travelling scholarship to Chicago.

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Repertoire list & entry cost

We have an updated repertoire list, now it contains links to each piece so that you may preview and listen to each on the Wind Band Music website.

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The entry fee for all 2015 / 2016 festivals is £95.00.

First Scholarship Award!

Alan MacDonald, Musical Director of Aberdeen Grammar School Senior Concert Band wins the first SCBF Travelling Scholarship to the Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicag in December later this year. Congtratulations on three consecutive outstanding performances in the SCBF National Finals!

Nigel Durno presents Alan MacDonald with his Scholarship Award

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