QBA - Queensland Band Association
'Mums and Bubs in Brass' - Looking for New Players
Why stop playing music when you have had a baby???
Bring your baby, brass instrument and morning tea along to our Brass Playgroup at South Brisbane each Monday where we play an assortment of Brass Music.
Bill Bovill Senior - a True Bandsman Passes On
Bill Bovill Jnr has advised that his father passed away - he was in his late 80’s.
Bill Snr was a long time member of South Brisbane Federals under the leadership of Les Baxter playing Euphonium for many years. His son also played in the band as a learner. Bill Snr lived in Rockhampton for a long time but ill health forced him to move to the Sunshine Coast where he had lived in an Aged Nursing Home for the past two years.
Bill Jnr continues to play Euphonium in Sunshine Brass.
He was a true bandsman.
Bill Jnr can be contacted on 5445 4147 or 0412 289 879 for more details —Funeral arrangements have yet to be made.
The QBA send their sincere condolences to Bill's family and friends.
Position- Musical Director Cairns Brass
Location- Cairns, North Queensland, Australia
We are a long established and friendly brass band organisation with a hard working committee responsible for ensuring the organisations financial security, and for providing a range of excellent facilities including our own superb band hall.
The organisation supports 3 excellent brass bands- a Training Band, a D Grade band made up of mainly juniors and our No 1 band is B grade standard having won National and State championships in recent years.
The role of Musical Director is to provide the musical direction for the organisation, to oversee the conductors of the Training and No 2 bands, and to conduct the No 1 band.
2014 Nationals are coming to Brisbane - "Play with Passion"
Excitement is building as we draw closer to the 2014 National Band Championships to be held in our beautiful city from 17 - 21 April 2014. This elite and prestigious event offers band and solo/ensemble events for brass, woodwind and percussion. It is the highlight of the brass and concert band calendar in Australia with bands from all over striving to win the coveted title of National Champion Band of Australia.
More details will be released over time.
In the meantime, keep checking the official website www.nationalbandchampionships.com for more updates as well as our Facebook page.
Nationals 2014 Website Goes Live!
Check out the website for the 2014 Australian National Band Championships to be held in Brisbane over the Easter weekend. The QBA webmaster has worked hard to make the site user friendly and easy to navigate.
The website will 'grow' as more information on the National Championships is given approval by the National Band Council and allowed to be published. Please feel free to send any feedback on the site to the QBA.
Calendar of Events - 2013/14
Here are some date claimers for Band Secretaries for banding events in 2013/14!
Yamaha National Band Championships - Brisbane - 17-21 April
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