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Notice of Cancellation - Australian National Band Championships

Hello again everyone.

What a difference a few days has made. As the world comes to grips with the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the organising body for the nationals has taken a further critical review of the viability of hosting our event this Easter.

The NBCA has made the following statement:

Discussions were held with the National Band Council and the Western Australian organising committee today following the announcement of a pandemic. It is with regret that the National Contest to be held in Perth at Easter will not proceed. We are well aware of the amount of preparation that has been made by the organising committee and individual bands. However, circumstances and concerns by various stakeholders have made us come to this decision.

This decision was not made lightly but was in the end forced upon us.


Barrie Gott
National Band Council of Australia

Notwithstanding WABA's alignment with the NBCA, this is a devastating blow to the team here - our small committee has moved mountains to welcome bands from all over Australia, and for it to end like this, just a few weeks out, is nothing short of heartbreaking. This competition was definitely going to be one for the books!

We sincerely thank our sponsors for their support - without your generosity we would not have made it this far.

The team has prepared a brief Q&A reference, available via our website here.

If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Wiebe Wilbers
Organising Secretary
2020 National Band Championships
Mob: 0439 723 843
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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.

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NBCA Executive Officer

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