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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.

Latest News:

  • Australian National Online Festival of Bands (ANOFOB)

    The National Band Council of Australia in conjunction with the Band Association of NSW will be conducting the inaugural Australian National Online Festival of Bands (ANOFOB) instead of the Australian National Band Championships which were to be held in Newcastle over Easter 2021. The NBCA would like to encourage all eligible bands to participate in this event under the conditions outlined in the press release which can be accessed by Read More
  • A Message from the President

    Hi all. Since the cancelling of the National and many State championships I can only watch and see the great endeavours of many who are trying to maintain the joy, love and passion for banding. There is much we can do as individuals to maintain the high standard of community music making that is evident in this country by practising, seeking ways to improve technique and most importantly staying in Read More
  • Notice of Cancellation - Australian National Band Championships

    Hello again everyone. What a difference a few days has made. As the world comes to grips with the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the organising body for the nationals has taken a further critical review of the viability of hosting our event this Easter. The NBCA has made the following statement: Discussions were held with the National Band Council and the Western Australian organising committee today following the announcement Read More
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About Us

The National Band Council of Australia is a representative body formed by agreement of the Australian State Governing Bodies which represent the six Australian States. It is incorporated under the relevant New South Wales legislation.


Tony Schraven
NBCA Executive Officer
0414 489 476
executiveofficer@nbca.asn.au

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