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.

Robert Bedwell Honoured for Service

Mr Robert Bedwell was recently recognised for his outstanding contribution to the world of performing brass and concert bands by his induction as a life member of the National Band Council of Australia.

Robert, a former President of the Council, has contributed to the world of performing bands over a long and dedicated period with his guidance and leadership within the world of the military, education and music administration generally.

His leadership and direction guided the National Band Council for many years in various roles and assisted greatly in advancing the activity of community banding throughout Australia.

Robert was nominated for life membership at the Council’s AGM in June and this was recently recognised at a function of the Band Association of NSW, where Robert also held the position of President for some time.

The NBCA executive and councillors have much pleasure in announcing that Robert has accepted this award which recognises an extraordinary service to the band movement generally and the Council in particular.

Allen Woodham
Executive Officer

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 Council’s constitution.

Nominations should be directed to the Executive Officer and all nominations MUST be received by the close of business on Friday, 10th June. Nominations received after this date will be rejected in line with the NBCA Constitution.

All nominations received will be considered by the Council at its AGM as part of the annual conference to be held in Melbourne from Friday, 24th June to Sunday, 26th June.

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
Executive Officer

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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