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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 persons. The Council is comprised of representatives from affiliated State Governing Bodies. Currently the NBCA has committed to an exciting new format for the Australian National Band Championships, which includes live streaming from hubs across the country – further extending the accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity of the contest – and exploring new opportunities for the performing arts within the COVID-19 impacted environment. The position of President supports the Council through:

  • Legal and financial accountability
  • Strategic vision and objectives
  • Fundraising
  • Advocacy

Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in a similar executive board role within the community or not-for-profit sectors
  • Knowledge of the operating environment of community banding and/or that of the performing arts
  • Proven ability to shape strategic vision, and negotiate with stakeholders, with political acumen

Interested parties should submit a statement of claims of no more than 1000 words, addressing the criteria above, to the Executive Officer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 11pm AEST on Sunday July 18, 2021. The Council will consider these nominations at an election to be held on July 31, 2021. Nominees are encouraged to discuss their application with their state Councillor.

Tony Schraven
Executive Officer
National Band Council of Australia Inc.

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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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