The 2017 Yearbook which contains the updated contest regulations and Approved March List has been posted to the NBCA web site. The document can be found in the Downloads area.
This document will be the prevailing guide for the 2017 National Contest to be held at Launceston at Easter 2017.
The NBCA AGM and annual conference which was held in Launceston 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 of the Gawler 2016 Championships and the Council extended warm congratulations on the successful staging of an excellent event. The support of Trinity College, the District Council and people of the district was an essential contribution in making the event such a success.
A detailed report was presented on the preparations for the 2017 Championships to be held in Launceston. This promises to be an event with considerable attractions for the banding community in such a picturesque and historical city. The planning by the organizing committee indicates bands experience superb venues for their performances and excellent prospective adjudicators.
As usual matters raised at the conference from all the State bodies were debated at length. It was again a busy couple of days for the Councillors and officials as they illustrated their passion and dedication to Australia’s band movement.
Minutes for the conference can be found here.
Allen Woodham OAM, at left handed the duty of Executive Officer to Tony Schraven at the recent NBCA conference in Launceston. Allen, who has completed 10 years in the position, decided it was time for a change with a new face to drive the Council forward. “I have been extremely privileged to have served Australia’s band world in the position and am confident Tony will be an exceptional replacement to take the Council into the future,” Allen commented.
The State Councillors made a presentation to Allen after the election of the new officer and wished him every success for the future which was suitably endorsed by everyone present.
The National Band Council of Australia advises that nominations from interested persons are now being received for the position of Executive Officer of the Council as outlined in the NBCA's constitution. Interested persons seeking to contribute to Australia's band world are encouraged to submit a nomination for this position.
Nominations and all inquiries should be directed to the current Executive Officer and all nominations MUST be received by the close of business on Friday, 3rd June 2016. Nominations received after this date will be declared ineligible in accordance with Section 14 of the NBCA constitution. All nominations will be considered by the Council at its AGM as part of the annual conference to be held in Launceston from Friday, 17th June to Sunday, 19th June.
Nominations should comply with the NBCA's constitution and nominee(s) should acquaint themselves with Section 14 and Section 17 which details the nomination requirements and duties of the position. These guidelines can be referenced in the constitution which is available from the Downloads area of the NBCA web site.
Allen Woodham OAM