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Update Regarding the 2022 Nationals

The NBCA began planning the 2022 Nationals in mid-2021 in response to requests from across the banding community for the resumption of the event. However as stated from Day 1, the event has had to be adapted in response to the COVID-19 challenges facing us.

Most states are facing considerable challenges as they move to the next stage of Australia's response to COVID which has been exacerbated by the Omicron variant. It is not entirely clear at this stage how bands will be affected by this next stage although this should become clearer when bands return to rehearsals this year. It is nonetheless clear that bands will be expected to fully comply with the COVID regulations in each state pertaining to rehearsals.

We are watching the situation carefully, and appreciate the advice already provided from bands who have entered the competition. We will next meet on the 23rd January to review the arrangements for the event in light of the emerging situation and will keep you informed of any decisions made regarding the 2022 Nationals.

About Us

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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