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Four Platinum, Two Gold!

Congratulations to all of the musicians who took part in the National Concert Band Festival (NCBF).

Six bands performed at the National Concert Band Festival in Nottingham on Sunday 2 December. The Foundation achieved the best results in living memory. All bands played a 20 minute programme including one piece from a prescribed set list. The bands were judged by a team of experienced adjudicators on eight specific musical criteria including: tuning, balance, ensemble etc.

Four bands achieved the highest Platinum Award and two bands achieved Gold Awards.

As a result the Little Big Band, Big Band, Jazz Lab and Camerata will automatically qualify for the National Finals at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, on 13 April, 2019.

There is a possibility that the two Gold winning bands (Foundation Wind Orchestra, The Super Tonics) may also qualify - fingers crossed.
Congratulations to all our amazing musicians, supportive parents and inspirational staff!