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Spring Contest at Brighton

Spring Contest at Brighton

Bands from across the South East including Cranbrook, enjoyed a change of date and venue for the annual scaba Spring contest with a visit to the Attenborough Centre on Sunday 8th March. The building is part of the University of Sussex which seems to span across a large part of the area. The Adjudicator for…

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Contest March Wins Again !

Contest March Wins Again !

The band were able to find time to enter the scaba Spring contest at Crawley again this year and were awarded the prize for best March in their section for the performance of “The British Bandsman”. A special congratulations go to Ian on an outstanding success rate in the March competition having won for the…

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Band on Winning Form Again

Band on Winning Form Again

SCABA Spring Contest The band are delighted to report another successful outing at this years Spring Contest. Playing “Portrait of a City” by Philip Sparke, together with the march “Centaur” and hymn “Nottingham”, we managed two first places as well as scooping both the conductor and Soloist prizes. Congratulations to David Newsom, the bands principal euphonium…

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Contesting

Contesting The Band took up contesting after a long break in 1988. It was felt by the new MD and committee that contesting was a good way to improve the technical ability of the band and hence the performances we were able to give. While a winning result has never been the sole aim from…

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Clean Sweep at  Spring Contest

Clean Sweep at Spring Contest

The band were delighted with their best ever trophy haul at the SCABA Spring contest. Cranbrook Town Band took part in the Southern Counties Amateur Band Association’s Annual Spring Contest on 28th April and enjoyed outstanding success. Competing in the Second Section of the Association (www.scaba.co.uk) which has members from all over the South East,…

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A Rehearsal with John Hudson

A Rehearsal with John Hudson

The Maestro Returns The weekend of 19th-21st of February saw eminent conductor and cornet maestro John Hudson visit the band from Norway. John kindly agreed to take the band through our next contest piece which is to be chosen from Darol Barrys Prelude and Jubilate or Goff Richards Hollywood. John Hudson John has played with…

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2008 – Autumn Contest

2008 – Autumn Contest

Horns Retain their Title On Saturday the 18th October the band once again took part in the SCABA Autumn Contest held at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone. Playing in the second section we were up against another 6 bands from the south of England. Our chosen contest piece this time around was Philip Sparke’s…

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