QBA - Queensland Band Association




Do you like a relaxed tropical lifestyle? Are you interested in music for enjoyment?

Darwin City Brass Band located in Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory, is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Bandmaster.


Qld Solo & Ensemble Championships (QSEC) 2014 was again a successful event.  Congratulations to all competitors who came out on a cold cloudy day.

Junior events were very well stocked with some fine young players.  Although the Open events were a little sparce,a high level of competition was on offer for spectators. 

Visit our facebook page Queensland Band Association for results and photos of this event.

Thanks to our Adjudicators - Peter Younghusband, Howard Taylor and Karen Ruprecht - for lending their ears and expertise to this event.  Their comments reflected the excellent quality of our Accompanists for the event - Alex Raineri, Barbara Clifford and Mitchell Leigh. 

We look forward to the growth of this event, which is an important part of our annual competition calendar.




QLD Bands Excel at Nationals

Congratulations to all the QLD bands who attended the 2014 Nationals.  A great result (and lots of fun) was had by all, with Brisbane Excelsior winning A Grade, Townsville Brass winning B Grade and QWO (Qld Wind Orchestra) proud winners of the A Grade Open Concert Band Championship.

Other QLD bands did themselves very proud taking out some individual events.

See the results page of the Nationals website for further information.

Well done everyone!

'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.

For further details contact Cathy Reid m.(0439)681807 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



2014 Nationals - a HUGE success


The event was by all accounts a great success.

Organisers would like to thank all who contributed in any way, and trust that the competing bands had a safe journey home. 

Results will be posted on the Nationals website  www.nationalbandchampionships.com/index.php/results and many photos and articles have been posted our Facebook page.

Any enquiries can be directed to:  Annette Ries - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The National Band Championships will be held in Sydney on 3-6 April 2015, to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC.  Enquiries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. g or visit the website: www.2015nationals.org


Calendar of Events - 2014

Here are some date claimers for Band Secretaries for banding events in 2014:

  • Qld Solo & Ensemble Championships (QSEC) - 14, 15 June
  • Festival - Maroochydore - 20 July


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