NBCA Considers Change

Change Considered at Annual Conference

The NBCA Annual Conference to be held in Adelaide from July 10th to 12th will consider considerable changes to national contest regulations and procedures.

Delegates and State Governing Bodies have been provided with documents that outline the framework for consideration which emerged from the ‘Think Tank’ conference which was convened in Melbourne last November. The proposals are based on suggestions and agreements that emanated from wide ranging discussions amongst delegates of all the State Governing Bodies and reflect the call for changes throughout the band world generally.

The November 2009 conference considered wide ranging recommendations that were the basis of the plenary paper prepared by NBCA President Dr Kevin Cameron who assessed wide ranging submissions and suggestions from across the band world.

State delegates will now have the opportunity to review and respond to the recommendations and consider supporting the revised frameworks designed to improve the national contest experience and assist with the financial and organizing efficiency of Australia’s premier band event. It is clear that many involved in the Australian band scene desire a nationally uniform registration system across all State Governing Bodies that is seen to be transparent and workable for national contests.

“The issues surrounding player registration across the states is the key issue facing the Australian National Band Championships. We must ensure that all participants attending one of the most significant events on the annual banding calendar do so in the context of transparency and fairness. The NBCA has taken the lead to ensure that this vital aspect is set in place,” said NBCA President Kevin Cameron.

The draft National Registration Regulations and the revised NBCA Contest Regulations are crucial to achieving these immediate objectives, as well as securing the ongoing success of the Australian National Band Championships. Beyond this, there is much for the NBCA to do in terms of promoting the best interests and great qualities of banding to the wider community,” said Dr Cameron. Persons interested in perusing the proposed documents should seek references from and address comments to their state body in the first instance.

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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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