NBCA November Conference
The NBCA Councillors and Executive held a productive November conference on Sunday morning. The council covered a range of topics, including: enacting quotas for test pieces at Nationals to support a diverse range of composers, ages for junior band members, live-streaming parts of NBCA conferences, emerging from COVID and what support NBCA can provide to member states, enacting conversations with other music organisations and the federal arts minister, and updates on the 2022 and 2023 nationals.
We agreed to make an Acknowledgement of Country, and a Welcome to Country where practical for NBCA events and meetings moving forward.
Moving to a Zoom meeting for the conference this November also removed the need for travel around the country given travel restrictions. We are investigating whether to keep the November conference as a Zoom event in future. This will help reduce our carbon footprint, and also save member states the financial cost of travel of their delegates.
If you want any further information regarding what was talked about, you will be able to read the minutes for the meeting when they are released in the coming weeks, or you can speak to your state NBCA councillor.
Paul De Cinque
National Band Council of Australia