The Music Stand

The Music Stand is a bi-monthly journal distributed as a hard copy to all bands registered with the Association for free and to individual subscribers or non-registered bands for a subscription fee of $25 per year. We encourage all bands to submit their news on events and activities. Articles can be accepted from any interested party as long as it’s relevant to the NSW band community. NOTE: A .pdf copy of the newsletter is available free of charge via email. The link to subscribe is located further below.

Submission Deadline Dates from 2017 have now been updated to the following:

1st March, 1st May, 1st July, 1st September and 1st November.

The reason for the amendment will better allow for bands to submit articles, news and pictures around Nationals and ANZAC Day. There will no longer be a December issue as bands are generally in hiatus.

Please email your submission and any accompanying photos to the Editor, Fiona Day ( by the due dates.

You can now receive your copy of The Music Stand electronically for no cost! Individual subscribers looking to receive their copy electronically only should register their interest by completing the contact form from the link on the home page. Unsubscribe using the contact form on this page.

A hard copy of the journal will continue to be posted to existing subscribers unless we are informed otherwise. All bands should ensure that they have the correct email address recorded on our database.  Please check your band listing in the Concert Bands/Brass Bands links on the website and advise the Association Secretary your record requires an update.  Bands that would like an electronic copy only should contact the Editor. We encourage all band secretaries to forward the Music Stand to their members.

For new subscribers that would like a hard copy of The Music Stand, please advise the Association Secretary and remit your subscription fee via cheque (PO Box 550, Jannali, NSW 2226) or EFT (bank details will be provided upon request).

If you are a business interested in advertising in The Music Stand please email contact the Editor with your details.

Rates for advertising are as follows:
– Full Page 186mm deep x 130mm wide
– Half Page 90mm deep x 130mm wide
– Third Page 60mm deep x 130mm wide
– Quarter Page 45mm deep x 130mm wide

Full page casual: $200 Full page six consecutive issues: $1,000
Half page casual: $100 Half page six consecutive issues: $500
Third page casual: $50 Third page six consecutive issues: $250
Quarter page casual: $40 Quarter page six consecutive issues: $200

A low-resolution electronic version of the September edition of The Music Stand is now available and has been sent to all bands and subscribers.

For an online version of the Music Stand, you can get it right here Music Stand Newsletter September 2017

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