National Band Council of Australia (NBCA)

Welcome to the official website of the National Band Council of Australia Inc, the National organisation representing the Brass and Concert Bands of Australia, dedicated to the promotion and development of banding throughout Australia.

The National Band Council of Australia (NBCA) exists to:

  • ensure that national band contests, marching contests and solo and party competitions are conducted under a common set of rules;
  • promote a general love and knowledge of band music and good fellowship among band persons;
  • promote and control national band contests;
  • provide positive leadership and direction to enable Australian brass and concert bands to achieve their maximum potential through planned administration, policy development and communication.

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Recent News

  • Nominations for the NBCA Executive Open
    The National Band Council of Australia advises that nominations from interested persons are now being received for the positions of  PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT of the Council as outlined in the NBCA's...
  • 2015 National Contest Success
    The 2015 Centenary of ANZAC contest, held in Sydney over the Easter weekend, has seen bands from across the country celebrate their culture and friendship in a marvelous spirit of togetherness. The special...
  • 4 OAM's gather at conference 4 OAM's gather at conference
    At the NBCA conference in Sydney on June 20th to 22nd the opportunity was taken to photograph the gathered 4 who have been awarded an OAM (Medal in the Order of Australia) in recent years. Present were...
  • NBCA President Honoured NBCA President Honoured
    The current NBCA President Mr Robert Bedwell has received an honorary Medal (OAM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia as announced by Australia's Governor General. Robert, who has served...
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  • Mr Allen Woodham, The Executive Officer - NBCA
  • PO Box 8129, Mount Gambier East  SA
  • PH: 08 8723 0052
  • Email click here

Information for Bands

  • Download the latest contest regulations, marching and drill regulations, and prescribed march lists here
  • Download the latest information and minutes from recent meetings and conferences here

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