Queensland Band Association
Please click the links below for the 2019 Yamaha Australian National Band Championship Results.
Band Results: Click here
Solo and Ensemble Results: Click Here
It is with great pleasure I formally announce the winner of the 2019 Great Start Grant is Ravenshoe State School.
Ravenshoe is a small township 2 hours south west of Cairns.
This school has all the potential in the world. They are a tight-knit community who have suffered significant struggles in the past few years. The town of about 1500 people has suffered through the hardship of a café explosion in the town killing 2 people as well as 2 student suicides last year. Being in the lowest socio-economic bands in the country, the school makes all resources stretch as far as possible, and the community cover a lot of gaps that parents can’t including a strong student welfare safety net. They have a “go getter” principal and a knowledgeable, dedicated band leader who will (in their words) reinvigorate their heartbroken town by making the school the heart on soul of the community through the schools band program and dairy farm (yes – the school has a fully functioning dairy farm).
Just because Ravenshoe has been awarded our 2019 Great Start Grant, doesn’t mean we didn’t have other deserving applicants. We received 137 applications for this year’s grant all of which need help. We are now in a unique position to put them in touch with dealers, education experts and professional development providers to help them build a culture of music in schools. This year’s grant proved to me there is a strong thirst and passion for music education, people just need help directing that energy.
Ravenshoe State School are the lucky recipients of 34 band instruments, 3 days of training with our very own Dr. Rob McWilliams and a launch concert with the very special Tim Minchin in the school for the community (12th of June).
Everything they need to get started!
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It is with much sadness that we have to pass on to fellow bandies, that Roger Roache, suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and is in palliative care.
Our thoughts and love are with him, Dorothy and his family during this time.
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For further information please visit the 2019 Yamaha National Band Championships website via http://www.nationalbandchampionships.com.au
A huge congratulations to all bands for their participation over the weekend.
CLICK HERE for the 2018 State Band Championship Results
Please have a look at the link below from the Mecure Hotel.
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We regret to announce that as at 12pm last night (28 August 2018) we have insufficient entries for QSEC 2018 to proceed. Entries numbered less than 19 Juniors (including ensembles); less than 17 Open entries (including ensembles) and only 6 events with more than 1 competitor. These extremely low entry numbers put the integrity of a State Title at risk.
Extending the closing date is not a viable option due to the time required to collate music and organise trophies in addition to the pressure on our official accompanists.
Please contact the QBA Secretary by email, to provide your bank details for refund of entry fees.
Click the link below for the first newsletter.
The Queensland Band Association is extremely excited to announce that the entry packages for the Queensland Solo and Ensemble Championships (QSEC) and the Queensland State Band Championships 2018 are now available via the links below.
The event will occur over the weekend starting Friday 28th September through to Sunday 30th September. QSEC will be held at Grace Lutheran College Redcliffe on Friday 28th September followed by the Brass and Concert Band events being held at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre beginning with the Parade of Bands on Saturday morning along the esplande.
For further information please click the links below or head to the documents page.
Friday 28th September 2018
QSEC Entry Form - Word Document
QSEC Entry Form - PDF Document
QSEC Schedule of Events - PDF Document
Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th September 2018
QLD State Championships Entry Form - Word Document
QLD State Championships Entry Form - PDF Document
Queensland Youth Band Camp applications are now OPEN! Click on the links below for the application forms which includes all of the information you need.
Make sure you take a look at the Leonie Marshall scholarship application too! Everyone is welcome to apply.
Application in pdf format CLICK HERE
Application in word format CLICK HERE
In their 9th year presenting this concert the Toowoomba Municipal Brass Band invites you to come along and share in a fabulous evening and afternoon of wonderful music.
Saturday 23 June 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday 24th June 2018 at 2:00pm
Where: USQ Arts Theatre
** For further details see the attached flyer. CLICK HERE
We are seeking expressions of Interest in a Concert Band Festival, as part of our State Band Championships. The 2017 event included 2 Concert Bands, who had some very positive feedback for us. Cap Silver Winds have offered to provide information on their experience at email@example.com
The 2018 format will be:
If we could have EOIs before the next QBA Meeting on 9 June 2018 please?
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Tanya by email, or call 0409 260 563 (outside business hours, or around lunchtime)
In the lead up to Nationals 2019 – to be held at Brisbane City Hall, we are very keen to develop a Concert Band Festival as part of this event.
We look forward to hearing from you.
It is that time of year again to announce our Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held on 14 July 2018 at 11am at the Sunnybank Sports and Community Club - Board Room.
We would like to invite anyone who is passionate about banding (both concert bands and brass bands alike) to join the committee to ensure a strong future for all musicians involved, simply fill in the nomination form.
We must have a quorm by the 7th July 2018 to proceed with the meeting. In order to do so we would encourage all organisations to send a representative to the meeting. If you are unable to attend please ensure you have a proxy to vote on your behalf.
Click here for the NOMINATION FORM.
Click here for the PROXY FORM
Click here for an EXCERPT OF THE BYLAWS
Date: 8th January to 11th January
Venue: QCCC Brookefield
More information to be advised
Applications open 8th June
The Queensland Band Association as the organising committee for the 2019 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships have been able to secure a number of great deals so far for bands coming to Brisbane next year.
Below is a link for a list of Brisbane City Hotels and approximate costs for your organisation.
Pullman and Mecure hotels would like to put in place an offer for individual bookers of 14% off the selling rate for attendees and groups and bands as a whole we can offer a rate based on their numbers and length of stay.
Adina Appartment Hotel Brisbane ANZAC Square would like to offer 15% off BAR from 17-23 April - please ask us for the promotion code to validate.
Brisbane City Hotels - Click Here
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the South Brisbane Federal Band are again running thier bi-annual Composition Competition event.
For more information please head to their facebook page or to their website or contact Vanessa Midgley directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org . The compeition is open to all who compose.
For more information for the Composition Compeition 2018/2019 please CLICK HERE
2018 marks the 3rd consecutive year that Brisbane Brass have travelled to Maryborough to perform and workshop with local musicians.
This year we are running a specific Youth Brass Clinic at the Maryborough City Hall.
This workshop will run from 9am to 1pm on Saturday 2 June 2018, when participants will work with the musicians of Brisbane Brass. This will culminate in a combined performance with Brisbane Brass to conclude our concert (commencing 2pm). Brisbane Brass players feel fortunate to be able to share their talents and experiences with aspiring musicians, particularly in a regional area. We have some of South East Queensland’s finest brass educators amongst our ranks who are enthusiastic about this opportunity.
We hope to inspire and impart our collective knowledge with the workshop participants, whilst promoting Brass Banding and Community Music in Queensland.
*For an Expression of Interest form follow this link.
Come and listen to an afternoon full of incredible music on 3rd June featuring two of Queenslands Premier Bands.
When: 3rd June 2018
Where: Caloundra RSL
*Please see flyer for more details
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