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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, fellowship, 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.

Latest News:

  • Update Regarding the 2022 Nationals

    The NBCA began planning the 2022 Nationals in mid-2021 in response to requests from across the banding community for the resumption of the event. However as stated from Day 1, the event has had to be adapted in response to the COVID-19 challenges facing us. Most states are facing considerable challenges as they move to the next stage of Australia's response to COVID which has been exacerbated by the Omicron Read More
  • Dr Paul De Cinque Elected NBCA President

    It is with much pleasure that we announce that Dr Paul De Cinque, the Chair of Brass and Music Education at the University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music has been elected President of the NBCA. We welcome Paul and his considerable experience and expertise in the community music sector and look forward to continuing to develop an NBCA that truly reflects the desires and interests of the Australian banding Read More
  • The 2022 Australian National Band Championships - Play Locally, Compete Nationally!

    Unfortunately the 2022 Australian National Band Championships to be hosted in Tanunda, South Australia will not be proceeding as originally planned. The NBCA would like to apologise to those bands that may have begun to plan their preparations for this event. We certainly hope to be back in South Australia in the not too distant future. However… The NBCA would like to announce that the Australian National Band Championships will Read More
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About Us

The National Band Council of Australia is a representative body formed by agreement of the Australian State Governing Bodies which represent the six Australian States. It is incorporated under the relevant New South Wales legislation.


Tony Schraven
NBCA Executive Officer
0414 489 476
executiveofficer@nbca.asn.au

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