The QBA are excited to announce the 2024 Queensland State Band Championships will be proudly hosted in Maryborough at the Brolga Theatre over the weekend of 5th and 6th October 2024.

We look forward to seeing as many of our QLD bands entering as possible.


Competition Details

Contest Dates: 5th and 6th October 2024

Venue: Brolga Theatre, Maryborough

Key Dates

Test Pieces Announced   01 June 2024
Entries Open   01 June 2024
Entries Close   31 July 2024
Late Entries Close   10 August 2024
Player Registrations Due (online)   24 August 2024
Own Choice Music Due   06 September 2024
Permit Player Applications Due   14 September 2024
Player Declaration List (Signed by Sec) Due   14 September 2024
2024 Slow Melody Contest   04 October 2024
2024 QLD State Band Championships   5th, 6th October 2024

Key Documents


Test Pieces

The test pieces for the contest were announced on 1st June 2024. 

Section Title Composer Publisher
A Grade Brass  ‘The Chronicle of Anne Bonny’  Jared McCunnie  Link
B Grade Brass  ‘A Brisbane Journey’  Ben Tubb Hearne  Link
C Grade Brass  ‘Glasshouse Sketches – Revised 2020’  Barrie Gott  Link
D Grade Brass  ‘Prelude for a Festival’  Graham Lloyd   Link
A Grade Concert  ‘Canonfire’  Alan Lourens  Link
B Grade Concert  ‘Temperamental for Concert Band’  Fendall Hill  Link
C Grade Concert  ‘Planet B’  Cathy Likhuta  Link
D Grade Concert  ‘Into the Sun’   Jodie Blackshaw  Link

 Junior grade brass and concert bands do not play a set test piece.

The Brass Music Specialists have advised that they have availability of these pieces.

Entry Fees

Late entry fee will apply for all Open and Junior entries received between 1 August and 10 August 2024.

Note:  Ungraded Open and Junior are open until 10 August 2024 with no late entry fee. 
  • Open Brass / Concert:  $350 (On Time) / $525 (Late Entry)
  • Junior Brass / Concert / School:  $250 (On Time) / $375 (Late Entry)
  • Ungraded Open:  $350
  • Ungraded Junior / School: $250 


Yet to be announced!



Queensland Band Association

ABN: 60 795 850 027

Patron: Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM


   PO Box 8262 Sunnybank QLD 4109

Queensland Banding


The QBA is affiliated with the National Band Council of Australia (NBCA).