The Band Association of New South Wales, INC
With a proud history spanning more than 120 years BANSW is the peak body representing community and school Brass and Concert Bands primarily based in NSW/ACT.
Today our Association is stronger than ever and offers a growing range of opportunities, services and information for it’s members.
There is much more to BANSW than you might think.
Take a look around the website and If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact the Association Secretary
using the Contact Us link.
NEWS FOR MEMBERS:
2018 REGISTRATION NEWS FOR BANDS:
CREATE NSW GRANTS 2018:
CONTEST DATES FOR 2018:
There has been a fantastic response to bands that have used the band log in portal to renew registrations. Registrations for 2018 are now open and all community bands have been sent a listing of their current members. You now have the choice of either getting your members to sign the registration listing or you simply renew online. For further instructions please click on the ‘Register with BANSW’ link at the top of this page.
New members to your band are required to complete a voucher as per current regulations.
Grants for 2018 have now been approved and we can finally announce how much bands will be receiving. Emails have been sent to all bands involved and we thank you for your applications. A list of approved bands can be found on the grants weblink. Congratulations!
2018 Contest Dates:
State Solos – June 30/July 1 Barker College, Hornsby
State Band Championships – August 25/26, The Joan, Penrith
For more details please see the Contest Information Link
Timetable details have been updated on the Metro Band Branch link for the upcoming Metro Solos
Volunteers are our lifeblood in the Association and with our major contests coming up, we are looking for extraordinary people to help us run these competitions. We are in the process of looking for volunteers in particular to assist with the State Solos. If you are interested, please register your contact details and time preferences and we will contact you.
CONDUCTOR’S WORKSHOP: OUR NEXT SCHEDULED WORKSHOP JULY 14-15, 2018 AT RIVERINA CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC.
Register your interest now by clicking on the link within the Workshops page. Hurry as numbers are limited!
The latest edition of the Music Stand is now available for you. There are lots of stories about bands in NSW/ACT so please take a read and find out what has been happening with bands over the past few months.
The next deadline date for contributions to the next edition is May 1st. For further details please view the Music Stand page under Services or contact the Editor, Fiona Day.
Please see our Open Letter to the Canberra RSL regarding recent events concerning community band participation in the Anzac Day Parade
To promote musical knowledge and fellowship within all bands in the State, especially in community bands
To co-ordinate banding activities and represent bands for the protection of their interests, both individually and collectively with other organisations and in other States
To encourage, foster and develop community interest and appreciation of bands, band music and other related interests