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 of a pandemic. It is with regret that the the National Contest to be held in Perth at Easter will not proceed. We are well aware of the amount of preparation that has has been made by the organising committee and individual bands. However, circumstances and concerns by various stakeholders have made us come to this decision.
This decision was not made lightly but was in the end forced upon us.
National Band Council of Australia
Notwithstanding WABA's alignment with the NBCA, this is a devastating blow to the team here - our small committee has moved mountains to welcome bands from all over Australia, and for it to end like this, just a few weeks out, is nothing short of heartbreaking. This competition was definitely going to be one for the books!
We sincerely thank our sponsors for their support - without your generosity we would not have made it this far.
The team has prepared a brief Q&A reference, available via our website here.
If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
2020 National Band Championships
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