QBA - Queensland Band Association

Only 6 Weeks to Go!  - 2014 Yamaha National Band Championships

We are counting down the days now to the first day of the National Band Championships in Brisbane.  For all information regarding bands attending, times of events, entry tickets and adjudicators please go to the official website:  www.nationalbandchampionships.com

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED -  An event of this magnitude cannot run smoothly without the wonderful help of our band of volunteers.  If you can spare 4 hours on any day from Thursday 17 April through to Monday 21 April, please complete the Volunteer Application Form on the official website. 

'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. .




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.

For enquiries or applications, e-mail the secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or phone Jon Russell on 0457647705 or Debra Paraha on 40557034 or 0409533810.

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.

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

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.

Go to:  www.nationalbandchampionships.com

If you would like to be a part of helping to organise this event you can contact Annette Ries, Contest Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Everyone is welcome!


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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