Music Grant Awarded to NBCA

The Australia Council has recently awarded a grant of $5,500 to the NBCA for a composer to be commissioned to write a piece which could be used at national competition level. Detail of the composer will be announced soon.

YBS Kings of Brass Tour

The YBS band has commenced their Australian concert tour. The concert is definitely not one to be missed - you will not go home disappointed. Tour details can be found here. Towards the end of the concert in Perth, Brian Dodds was able to formally welcome the band to Perth (as President of the WABA) and Australia (As Executive Officer and on behalf of the President and members of the NBCA) and give them gifts from both organisations. The gift from the NBCA was a clock with Australian paintings on it and an engraving saying “Presented by the National Band Council of Australia Inc., Perth WA, 12/08/05”.

Expression of Interest for Council

The National Band Council of Australia Inc. is seeking written expressions of interests from suitability qualified persons to perform all duties associated with the positions of President and Vice President.

The election of the successful applicant by the Council will take place at the Annual Conference to be held in Brisbane on the weekend of the 25th & 26th of June 2005. The term of office will be for a two year period - subject to satisfactory performance.

For details regarding the roles and responsibilities applicable to this position, applicants should refer to the Rules and Regulations of the National Band Council and in particular Rules 15 and 16. These details are available on the Publications section of this website ( in the 2005 Yearbook.

Expressions of interest together with a letter of support from the affiliated state body in which the applicant resides are required in electronic format to the following email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and close on Friday, 6th May 2005.

Enquiries in relation to the expression should be directed to Brian Dodds on telephone (08) 9479 6796 (h); (08) 9214 2444 (w) or 0402 458 015.

Change of the NBCA Rules

Council adopted changes to the NBCA Rules which add more consistency throughout the document, changes the title of “Secretary/Treasurer” to “Executive Officer” and “Delegate” to “Councillor” and establish the position of Executive Assistant. The Rules govern the operations of the NBCA.

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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