Do you have any general news that you would like for members of the Association to be aware of?  Please contact the Secretary and we will list as appropriate.  We would like to be respectful of family member wishes so if you would like to advise the passing of any member for publication here, please ensure that you have obtained family permission if you are not a family member.

We encourage any well-wishers, birth or wedding notices and achivements.  Photos are encouraged!



March – 2017. The Band Association of NSW is pleased to launch the new APRA/AMCOS Association Licence Program. This has been in the works for the last 18 months and means that our member community bands can now take advantage of a grouped APRA/AMCOS licence. We’ve made licencing and compliance with copyright laws easier, cheaper and more convenient.  For more details please see the information sheet that is located under the APRA/AMCOS Licence Program tab under Services.



Canberra Brass Inc Musical Director 2017


Band Secretaries/Music Directors/Delegates/Life Members and friends;

It is with sadness that the Band Association of NSW advises the passing of Life Member and long-time Committee member, Elaine Markham.

Elaine was past secretary of Yagoona band, past secretary of the Metropolitan Group, past secretary of the BANSW, volunteer for the Metropolitan Group and BANSW at almost all events for the past 30 years or so. She was a member of the Management Committee from 2008 to 2016, a wonderful supporter of community bands and a Life Member of the Band Association of NSW. She was a great friend to many in our movement.

She was integral to the success of 6 National Band Championships – 1988, 1992 (Contest Administrator), 1996 (Contest Administrator), 1997, 2009, 2015.

The Association has thrived due to the dedication, determination and hard work that Elaine has put in through the years and she will be sorely missed.

We have been asked to request that any sympathy cards to the Markham family be sent through the BANSW PO Box (PO Box 550,Jannali,NSW 2226) and we will ensure that it reaches them.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Diabetes Australia (