The 2017 Yearbook which contains the updated contest regulations and approved march list has been posted to the NBCA web site. The document can be found in the Downloads area.
This document will be the prevailing guide for the 2017 National Contest to be held at Launceston at Easter 2017.
Allen Woodham OAM, at left handed the duty of Executive Officer to Tony Schraven at the recent NBCA conference in Launceston. Allen, who has completed 10 years in the position, decided it was time for a change with a new face to drive the Council forward. "I have been extremely privileged to have served Australia's band world in the position and am confident Tony will be an exceptional replacement to take the Council into the future," Allen commented.
The State Councilor's made a presentation to Allen after the election of the new officer and wished him every success for the future which was suitably endorsed by everyone present.
The NBCA AGM and annual conference which was held in Launceston in June proved to be a busy time for the Councillors and the NBCA Executive.
The conference received a detailed report from the hosting committee of the Gawler 2016 Championships and the Council extended warm congratulations on the successful staging of an excellent event. The support of Trinity College, the District Council and people of the district was an essential contribution in making the event such a success.
A detailed report was presented on the preparations for the 2017 Championships to be held in Launceston. This promises to be an event with considerable attractions for the banding community in such a picturesque and historical city. The planning by the organizing committee indicates bands experience superb venues for their performances and excellent prospective adjudicators.
As usual matters raised at the conference from all the State bodies were debated at length. It was again a busy couple of days for the Councillors and officials as they illustrated their passion and dedication to Australia's band movement.
Minutes for the conference can be found here
The complete results for the 2016 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships have now been posted in the Archive area for reference.
The 2016 National event proved to be everything that was expected and more with the excellent venues at the Trinity College Gawler. The Parade of Bands through the main shopping area drew a good crowd and motivated many spectators to then attend the inside events over the remainder of the weekend.
Many band people will have great memories of the Gawler contest with comments reflecting the appreciation for the hard work undertaken by the organizing committee, who produced the event, and the scores of volunteers who worked in various roles to make it all happen. The consistency of this annual event is always maintained by the hard work and dedication of the scores of people who volunteer their rime to make it happen. Well done to these wonderful people.
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