Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps: A Paper on Community Banding by Dr Kevin Cameron

(Published in the MCA Music Forum, Vol. 156, No. 3, May-July 2010)

Brass and concert bands have long had an important place in community music making in Australia.

Kevin Cameron examines the origins and progression of community bands, the place of community music in the wider arts environment, and discusses the difficulties encountered by community music organisations in accessing funding support, particularly in South Australia.

Read the entire article here.

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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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