National Band Council of Australia (NBCA)

Welcome to the official website of the National Band Council of Australia Inc, the National organisation representing the Brass and Concert Bands of Australia, dedicated to the promotion and development of banding throughout Australia.

The National Band Council of Australia (NBCA) exists to:

  • ensure that national band contests, marching contests and solo and party competitions are conducted under a common set of rules;
  • promote a general love and knowledge of band music and good fellowship among band persons;
  • promote and control national band contests;
  • provide positive leadership and direction to enable Australian brass and concert bands to achieve their maximum potential through planned administration, policy development and communication.

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Recent News

  • Bill Broughton elected as new President Bill Broughton elected as new President
    Mr Bill Broughton was elected as the new President of the Council at the recent AGM which was held in Adelaide. Bill who is renowned internationally as a musician, composer and motivator stated he was...
  • 2015 National Contest Success
    The 2015 Centenary of ANZAC contest, held in Sydney over the Easter weekend, has seen bands from across the country celebrate their culture and friendship in a marvelous spirit of togetherness. The special...
  • 2015 Annual conference minutes posted
    The NBCA AGM and annual conference which was held in Adelaide in June proved to be a busy time for the Councillors and the NBCA Executive. The conference received a detailed report from the hosting committee...
  • Executive Officer recognised for Service Executive Officer recognised for Service
    The Executive Officer of the NBCA, Mr Allen Woodham, was awarded a life membership of the Council at the AGM held in Adelaide on Friday June 19th last. The award was presented by the NBCA Vice President...


  • Mr Allen Woodham, The Executive Officer - NBCA
  • PO Box 8129, Mount Gambier East¬† SA
  • PH: 08 8723 0052
  • Email click here

Information for Bands

  • Download the latest contest regulations, marching and drill regulations, and prescribed march lists here
  • Download the latest information and minutes from recent meetings and conferences here

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