Election of New NBCA Secretary/Treasurer

Mr Brian Dodds, the former Delegate for Western Australia was elected by the council to the position of Secretary/Treasurer for a two year term. Brian served on the council from 2001 as the WA Delegate. He is currently President of the Western Australian Band Association and has served in various executive positions over many years, including Secretary. Brian is a member of the Canning City Brass Band and the Australian Army Band Perth. He has also held the positions of Music Director and Drum Major.

Expressions of Interest - Secretary, NBCA

The National Band Council of Australia Inc. is seeking written expressions of interests from suitability qualified persons to perform all duties associated with this position.

The appointment of the successful applicant will take place at the Annual Conference of the Council to be held in Adelaide on the weekend of the 19th & 20th of June 2004. This appointment 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 Rule 17. These details are available on the Publications section of this website in the 2004 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, 7th May 2004.

Enquiries in relation to the expression should be directed to Geoff Fry telephone (07) 3224 4523 (B/H).

NBCA Launches Website

The National Band Council of Australia has officially launched its website to coincide with the release of the Schedule for the 2003 National Band Championships in Newcastle and the Council’s strategic plan.

The website - www.nbca.asn.au - has been in place for the last year but only in a limited capacity. It contained a copy of the Council’s Rules and Regulations and provided a direct e-mail contact to the Secretary of the Council.

The site, in addition to those functions, now provides much more information, links up the websites of the State Governing Bodies and brings to the Council a greater ability to achieve its objectives. However, the current website should still be considered a “work in progress”. Even the historical background information is yet to be completed but the Council was of the view that an incomplete version was better than the current shortage of information.

The objectives of the Council are to facilitate the organisation of the National Band Championships; to share information, ideas and knowledge so as to foster innovation in the banding community; and to promote a knowledge and understanding of brass and concert band music. The website will assist in achieving all of these objectives. The Council expects that the website will have an increasing role in the work of the Council in the future.

NBCA President, David Peters, in launching the site encouraged members of the banding community to provide feedback on the usefulness, or otherwise of the information and functions provided on the website. He also acknowledged the considerable time and effort contributed by Victorian Bands League President, David Billimoria, who designed and created the website for the Council.

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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