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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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Solo Cornet "on song"

Solo Cornet "on song"

SCABA Spring Contest 2012 The band are pleased to announce their recent success at the SCABA Spring Contest. Playing the piece “Glorifico Aeternum”, we came third overall in our section. While we didn’t quite get the top spot we were hoping for, we did however win the March contest and pick up a best instrumentalist…

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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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2007 – Tenors Triumphant

2007 – Tenors Triumphant

SCABA Autumn Contest Report Saturday the 13th of October saw the band play in the SCABA Autumn Contest at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone. After last year’s cancelled event and no entry in the Spring,  the band were keen to get back in to contesting and had spent numerous rehearsals on Goff Richards “Aeronauts”,…

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