2015 National Contest Success

The 2015 Centenary of ANZAC contest, held in Sydney over the Easter weekend, has seen bands from across the country celebrate their culture and friendship in a marvellous spirit of togetherness. The special music compositions commissioned for the event were well received and performed with passion and precision by the various bands who obviously worked hard and strove to give of their very best as the message of ANZAC was pictured vividly within the various compositions.

ANZAC commemoration ceremonies were held in the halls each day to remember those who served with bands providing the bugle calls and the reading of the Ode was undertaken by the NBCA’s Executive officer.

Although the weather intervened and prevented the Parade of Bands and dedication service from happening this did not dampen the enthusiasm and excitement that unfolded on the stage during the weekend. Large crowds attended each event such that halls were closed at times as crowds exceeded capacity at some presentation events.

The event clearly illustrated the passion and dedication that community banding injects into Australian life with the preparation of the organizing committee over so many months and the long hours expended by the dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly for the competitors and visitors.

Live streaming of the event was hugely successful as people watched across the world to see the best of Australian banding and enjoy the creations of some of the countries most talented composers.

There is little doubt thoughts will now be reflected on what the 2016 contest will bring in Adelaide.

Full result details can be found in the archives area of the web site.

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.

The NBCA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Megan Stapleton
NBCA Executive Officer

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