NBCA President Speaks with Brasszone
The President of the NBCA, Dr Kevin Cameron, recently spoke with Andrew Stone from Brass Zone on a range of issues reflecting on his observations as the chair of the organization.
Of particular interest are the comments on the subject of player and band registrations for the national contest and the increasing difficulty for committees in staging the national contest as costs continue to spiral particularly for venue availability. Organizing Committees are being challenged greatly by the increasing costs which can reach upwards of $60,000 for venues for the national contest.
Dr Cameron praised the extensive preparations that have been achieved for the 2013 national contest to be held in Perth which should ensure an excellent event for the banding community. The University, situated on the Swan River, is easily accessible and the performance auditoriums are superb. The Parade of bands venue is similarly an excellent area, in the city, with street cafes that will ensure a relaxed area for the bands to perform. “I would encourage bands to make the effort to come to Perth,” the President remarked.
The interview can be viewed in its entirety here: