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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, fellowship, 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:

  • NBCA President Casual Vacancy - Call for nominations

    It is with regret that we advise that Mr Barrie Gott has resigned from the role of President of the NBCA for personal reasons. We thank him for his service and wish him all the best. The National Band Council of Australia (NBCA) is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation that facilitates the Australian National Band Championships and promotes a general love and knowledge of band music and good fellowship among band Read More
  • Vale: Arthur Edwards

    On behalf of the Tasmanian Bands League and members, current and past of the Glenorchy City Concert Brass we are saddened by the news that Arthur Edwards has passed away in Queensland this week. Arthur, Life Member of the Tasmanian Bands League and legendary past Musical Director of the Glenorchy City Concert Brass, previously known as the Returned Services Memorial Band. Arthur led the Glenorchy City Concert Brass through the Read More
  • The 2022 Australian National Band Championships - Play Locally, Compete Nationally!

    Unfortunately the 2022 Australian National Band Championships to be hosted in Tanunda, South Australia will not be proceeding as originally planned. The NBCA would like to apologise to those bands that may have begun to plan their preparations for this event. We certainly hope to be back in South Australia in the not too distant future. However… The NBCA would like to announce that the Australian National Band Championships will 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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