The Music Stand – Submission Deadline Dates for 2017:

– 1st February, 1st April, 1st April, 1st June, 1st August, 1st October, 1st December.

We are excited to announce that in 2017 we will be distributing The Music Stand electronically. We will continue to post hard copies of the bi-monthly journal for those subscribers and bands who wish to continue to receive it in this manner.  In the new year we will be sending out information to all bands and subscribers with information on how to register to receive your copy via email.

If you are a business interested in advertising in The Music Stand please email the Secretary with your details. Rates for advertising will be made available in early 2017.

We encourage all bands and individuals to submit articles for The Music Stand.

If your band has an event that you wish to be included in this listing please email the details to at least 1 month in advance of your event.  Flyers advertising your event are encouraged.

Please click on any of the months listing below to expand to see listings of events.


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1 February – Test Selection Music for State Band Championships and State Solo & Party Championships and information packs released

12 February – City of Orange Brass Band – Sunday Recital Cooks Park from 1pm




March 11 & 12 – 10th Annual Brass Celebration hosted by City of Orange Brass Band.  Check out their website for further details


2 April – City of Orange Brass Band – Sunday Recital Cooks Park from 1pm

7 April – Sydney Metropolitan Band Brand – closing date for Solo & Ensemble Competition & SMBB Young Band Person of the Year Award

14-17 April – Yamaha Australian National Band Championships, Launceston Tasmania

28 April – Closure date for entries to the State Solo and Party Championships

28 April – Closure date for entries to the East Coast Championships. See the Hunter Region Band Association website for further details and entry forms


5 May – Nomination Forms to be submitted to Hunter Regional Association for Hunter Young Bandperson of the Year

7 May – City of Orange Brass Band – Sunday Recital Cooks Park from 1pm

7 May – Willoughby City Band – Free concert for Heritage Week at Club Menai, Allison Cres, Menai between 1.30pm & 4pm

21 May – CNL Brass – World of Brass Concert, Lake Maquarie Performing Arts Centre from 2pm




3/4 June – Sydney Metropolitan Band Brand Solo and Ensemble Competition, Georges River Grammar School (including presentation of Sydney Metro Young Bandperson of the Year)

11 June – East Coast Championships, University of Newcastle Conservatorium (including presentation of Hunter Region Young Bandperson of the Year)

16 June – Nomination Forms to be submitted for BANSW Young Bandperson of the Year from bands who are not aligned with Sydney Metro and Hunter Region Band Branches

17 June – City of Wollongong Brass Band – a combined concert “Together Again” with the Arcadians Lamplighters Male Choir, Figtree Anglican Church, Gibsons Rd Figtree from 2pm. Tickets at the door or through Trybooking (under Wollongong Brass Band)

18 June – General Meeting 10am Yagoona Band Hall, Birrong

24/25 June – State Solo & Party Championships, Barker College Hornsby

25 June – Willoughby City Band – Brassed Off Concert, Zenith Theatre, McIntosh St Chatswood from 3pm

30 June – Closure date for entries for State Band Championships


July 15th – Hills Music Academy ‘Christmas in July’ Castle Hill RSL Club 7.30pm

July 16th – Parramatta City Band, Carlington Bowling Club from 2pm-4pm. Tickets $10 Adults, $20 Family and $5 Children

July 25th – Central Coast Brass Workshop with Sheona White from 6.30pm followed by a concert the following evening with Newcastle Wind Orchestra. $35 for entry to workshop and concert. $25 adult/$20 concession/$15 Children 12-18, Under 12 free for the concert only. Gosford City Brass Band Hall. Tickets available at

July 30th – Warringah Brass with Sheona White. Guest and Manly District Band. Anita Murray Theatre Brigidine College, St Ives from 2.30pm. Tickets $20 Adults, $10 Concession – see or their Facebook page for further details


26/27 August – State Band Championships, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith (including presentation of 2017 BANSW Young Bandperson of the Year Award)


2 September – Willoughby City Band – Spring Fair, Spring St Chatswood from 12.30pm

10 September – Willoughby City Band – Sunday Sounds Concourse Green Chatswood from 2pm


8 October – Annual General Meeting and General Meeting 10am Yagoona Band Hall, Birrong


5 November – Willoughby City Band – Spring into Summer Concert – Zenith Theatre, McIntosh St Chatswood from 3pm

17 November – Willoughby City Band – Christmas Tree Lighting – Concourse Green Chatswood from 6pm


2 December – Willoughby City Band – Carols in the Park, Willoughby Park McClelland St Willoughby from 7pm

Is your band looking for a Musical Director or any other position that needs to be filled?  If so then please send the Secretary a copy of the flyer or a short email with the particulars. Please note that we will advertise both on the website and our Facebook page.

Don’t forget to let us know when the position has been filled so that we can update the vacancies regularly.