Call for Nominations to the NBCA Executive

The National Band Council of Australia advises that nominations from interested persons are now being received for the position of President and Vice President of the Council as outlined in the NBCA's constitution.

Interested persons seeking to contribute to Australia's band world are encouraged to seek nomination via their state body.

Nominations and all inquiries should be directed to the Executive Officer and all nominations MUST be received by the close of business on Friday, 5th July 2013. Nominations received after this date will be rejected in line with the NBCA's Constitution

All nominations received will be considered by the Council at its AGM as part of the annual conference to be held in Brisbane from Friday, 19th July to Sunday 21st July.

Nominations should comply with the NBCA rule 14 in particular 14.6.1 and 14.6.2.

These rules can be referenced in the constitution which is available from the Downloads area of the NBCA web site.

Allen Woodham OAM

Executive Officer

Perth Results Posted

The complete results for the Perth National Contest have now been posted in the Archive area for reference.

The 2013 National event proved to be everything that was expected and more with the excellent venues at the University of WA. The Parade of Bands through the Northbridge area drew a good crowd and motivated many spectators to then attend the inside events over the remainder of the weekend.

Many band people will have great memories of the Perth contest with comments reflecting the appreciation for the hard work undertaken by the organizing committee, who produced the event, and the scores of volunteers who worked in various roles to make it all happen. Let’s hope it is not another 34 years before Perth hosts another event.

Queensland 2014 Committee Launch Website

The 2014 Queensland Contest Committee have continued their preparations for the Australian National Band Contest with the launching of their website. The site already provides information and detail regarding the 2014 event and will be expanded as further details are finalised.

The site can be viewed at the following link:

New Awards for Perth Contest

Two band stalwarts - Mike Butcher and Robert Bedwell - are to be honoured in Awards

The National Band Council of Australia has decided to inaugurate two new perpetual trophies for awarding initially at the Perth contest. The awards are for the Open Champion of Champion and Junior Champion of Champion in the Concert Band Solo’s section.

“The Council is pleased to name the Open Champion soloist trophy the Mike Butcher award and the Junior soloist trophy the Robert Bedwell award,” NBCA Executive Officer, Allen Woodham stated. “It is pleasing to have these trophies commissioned to recognise two incredible people within the band movement and also to give concert band soloists the same level of achievement as their brass colleagues.”

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.

Tony Schraven
NBCA Executive Officer
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