Dr Paul De Cinque Elected NBCA President
It is with much pleasure that we announce that Dr Paul De Cinque, the Chair of Brass and Music Education at the University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music has been elected President of the NBCA. We welcome Paul and his considerable experience and expertise in the community music sector and look forward to continuing to develop an NBCA that truly reflects the desires and interests of the Australian banding community.
An open statement from Paul:
“I am very excited to take on what I know will be a challenging but rewarding position as NBCA President. Like many of you, I was sad to see Barrie stand down; I wish him the best and thank him for everything he has done for Australian bands. I joined my first community band as a Year 9 student and have been involved in community brass and concert bands since then as a player, conductor, and administrator. Australia is such a large place, and as a West Australian, I am looking forward to getting around our beautiful country and meeting many of you. Community banding takes a lot of time for each of us, and we are so lucky to have so many dedicated players and administrators that make what we do possible. In my role as President, I hope to be able to continue the NBCA’s work to support all of you in our bands, and do what I can to encourage the continued growth and awareness of the banding movement. I am very much looking forward to working with you all.”
Paul De Cinque
D.M.A., M.M., B.Mus(Hons), B.MusEd, B.Comm