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National Concert Band Festival of the UK

ncbf invites fine international bands to feature alongside UK bands

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Since its modest beginnings over 20 years ago, ncbf (National Concert Band Festival) has developed and grown in size and prestige until now it is recognised as the largest Festival for wind instrument musicians who play in wind bands or big bands throughout the UK.

The National Concert Band Festival stages the final performances by several bands from around the UK after having participated in regional festivals during the preceding year (representing over 5,000 musicians in total). The Festival is a non-competitive, yet an adjudicated event. Each band receives written and taped comments on its performance and is evaluated individually as opposed to being compared to the other participating bands.

The two-day Festival is packed with exciting performances from both wind band and big band programs.

Bands from overseas will be welcomed in the festival’s International Class.