Regulation Changes Posted

The NBCA contest regulation changes which were approved at the July annual conference have been posted in the revised 2013 NBCA Yearbook which will be applicable at the 2013 National Championship to be held in Perth over the Easter weekend in 2013.

While the alterations are mainly administrative in nature it would be wise for secretaries to familiarize themselves with the requirements that apply when submitting entries for bands and soloists for 2013.

The alterations adopted came about after consideration by state bodies and debate by Councillors at the conference and were designed to resolve issues that had become apparent over time. A wider explanation of the adopted changes can be ascertained by consulting the conference minutes which are also posted here.

AGM & Conference Minutes Posted

The minutes for the NBCA AGM and Annual Conference held in Perth on July 20th to 22nd have now been posted to the NBCA Web Site.

Some changes/updates were approved to the Contest Regulations which will be gazetted in the 2013 Yearbook which will be available on 1st September for download from the Web Site.

Preparations for the 2013 National Band Contest to be held in Perth were presented to the Council and illustrated the excitement already building for what will be an iconic event for everyone involved.

Executive Officer Recognised for Service

The Executive Officer of the NBCA, Mr Allen Woodham, was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list on 11th June 2012. The citation stated the award was for services to music, particularly through band organizations and for service to the City of Mount Gambier.

Allen is well known in the city for his arranging of the Blue Lake Brass Band Festival for many years and for his involvement in the Lions Club and other community groups. The Executive and Councillors of the NBCA congratulate Allen on this achievement.

NBCA Conference in July

The NBCA AGM and annual conference will be held in Perth from July 20th to 22nd to consider arrangements for the National Band Championships to be conducted over Easter 2013 in the city. This will be the first National Championships to be held there for some 33 years and already expectation is building that the 2013 event will be an exciting spectacle.

Councillors will discuss various issues emanating from the recent Melbourne contest and consider what, if any, changes/updates are required to the contest regulations.

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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