The only wind and big band music festival in the UK has received a financial boost from the Arts Council of England.
The National Concert Band Festival (NCBF) announced that it had received a grant of £ 49,951 from the Arts Council England (ACE).
The NCBF is the UK’s only wind and big band music festival, focused on the active participation of musicians of all ages and skill levels.
Under the banner of “ncbf Extra”, the festival will launch four initiatives over a three-year period to seek out and identify new groups, especially in traditionally less engaged fields, as well as to create “young ambassadors” from across the Kingdom. -United.
It will also launch a UK-wide program offering groups the option of having a specialist mentor to lead a rehearsal / workshop session at the groups ‘regular rehearsal venue, as well as a’ rehearsal program. young composer ”to create an opportunity regardless of origin, training and environment for young musicians (under the age of 30) to develop their writing skills for groups.
This grant from the Arts Council will allow NCBF to increase its relevance and support to more groups across the UK.NCBF
ncbf Extra will be coordinated by a new Partnerships Coordinator, Jayne Rollason, artistic manager, flautist and senior administrator for Birmingham Symphonic Winds.
Speaking about the award and its implications, NBCF Chairman Duncan Stubbs OBE said: “Being the UK’s only wind and big band festival, we are delighted to present regional festivals to the UK. fall of this year and a national festival in Spring 2022.
This grant from the Arts Council will allow NCBF to increase its relevance and support to more groups across the UK. “