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.










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.

Grant Applications for 2018 have now closed. Applications are currently being assessed and successful applicants will be notified in due course once CreateNSW advise provide the go ahead to release this information. Smartygrants Portals should have now been updated to allow for 2017 acquittals to be completed. If your band is required to complete an acquittal, please do so no later than March 1st, 2018

2018 Contest Dates:
State Solos – June 30/July 1 Barker College, Hornsby
State Band Championships – August 25/26, The Joan, Penrith
More details will be updated on the contest links in due course
Test selections will be announced mid to late February 2018


2017 State Solo Contest Results



We are pleased to announce the second conductors workshop which will be held on the above date in Gosford. All information regarding the workshop can be found in the Workhop link under Services.

If you would like to secure a spot, please register quickly as there are currently only 9 available spots and they will fill up quickly.

It’s planned for a next level workshop for more experienced conductors towards the end of 2018

Update: 14 January – All participants who expressed an interest in joining this course have been contacted. Please contact the Association Secretary if you have not received an email.


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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