2020 Party Events and CoC

2020 NSW State Band Festival

Party Events


** As part of the Festival, the weekend of 7/8 November 2020 we will be streaming the Party/Ensemble events competition via Brassbanned.com. **


Entries for the Duets, Quartets and Ensembles (up to 8 players) are asked to submit their entry no later than Friday, 25th September and their recordings and a PDF of their music by Friday, 9th October. Age groups are Under 15, Under 19 and Open. Age is as at the date of contest (November) not the date of when we would have originally held the Party events. Music is all Own Choice.

For all Party events, only a winner in each event will be announced. Following the announcement of the winner, all adjudication recordings will be emailed to bands along with appropriate certificates. Trophies/plaques are available for delivery/collection, and all performances (school bands may be subject to additional permissions) will be retained for bands to see on the BANSW YouTube Channel.
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Time Limits:

Under 15 Duets, Quartet, Ensembles – 10 minutes
Under 19 and Open Duets, Quartets and Ensembles – 12 minutes

Entry fees are as follows:

-Duets are $15 per entry
-Quartets and Ensembles are $20 per entry

General Conditions of Entry and Participation: 

  • All registration requirements are as per the 2020 Registration requirements of BANSW or appropriate State Association Registration requirements.
  • All Bands must perform their videos in full uniform, and all videos must be taken in one take with no editing.
  • With each video submitted, there will be a declaration required to confirm that all those appearing in the video are members of the band as registered with BANSW (or other State Association). Remember, for ALL NSW bands the Membership registration fees for 2020 have been dropped to a flat fee of $125 per band. Registering new members is included in that flat fee for 2020.
  • Permits are not permitted in any of the Party events


If you have any questions that you might wish to ask us, please use the below contact form and we will come back to you.