SCABA cancels entertainment contest
Due to a lack of support, the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association (scaba) has taken the reluctant decision to cancel their forthcoming Entertainment Contest, scheduled to have taken place on 20th May.
A spokesperson commented: "The contest had a confirmed entry of just 9 bands and financial projections indicated that going ahead would incur a loss of approximately £1,000.
The Association's Executive Committee has reluctantly come to the conclusion that, whilst they do not wish to let down those bands that support scaba events, it's financially imprudent to spend money on events which we know will make such a significant loss.
We thank those bands who had entered for their support and commitment, and we hope to see them at next year's Entertainment Contest to which they will be given priority entry."
It has been confirmed however that plans are underway for a Solo & Quartet contest later this year, and the popular Autumn Contest in September will go ahead.