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NSW State Band Champs

2021 NSW State Band Championships   The BANSW plans to hold the 2021 NSW State Band Championships on the weekend of 28th to 29th August 2021. The Venue is the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith. All entry forms, test music selections and other contest information is available at NSW State Band Championships page. […]

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NSW State Solo & Party Champs

2021 NSW State Solo & Party Champs   The BANSW plans to hold the 2021 NSW State Solo and Party Championships on the weekend of 26th to 27th June 2021.Β  The Venue is McCaskill Music Centre at Barker College, Hornsby. All entry forms, test music selections and other contest information is available at NSW State […]

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Registered Charity

You can now donate to the BANSW as we are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Non-for-Profit Commission. You can find out more about how and why to donate and our cultural fund projects on our Donate to BANSW page. Thanks, BANSW […]

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Join a NSW Community Band

Join a community band in your local area in towns and cities across NSW. Play music and be part of a team. Music for life, Never too Young, Never too Old. If you are interested in joining a brass band in NSW, head to Brass Bands in NSW. If you are interested in joining a […]

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125th Anniversary of the BANSW

On November 24, 2020, the Band Association of NSW will celebrate its 125th Anniversary, having been inaugurated in a meeting in Sydney on November 24, 1895, chaired by Mr W.G.Cook, secretary of the Redfern Borough Band. We were delighted to receive this letter from the NSW Minster of the Arts,The Hon. Don Harwin MLC, marking […]

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Arts Rescue and Restart Package

  Great News for all NSW Community Bands, The Band Associations of NSW have been advised that Create NSW has made a one-off grant of $5000 available to all NSW Community Bands under the $50 million Rescue and Restart Package announced by the NSW State Government a few months ago. For NSW Community Bands to […]

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Australian National Online Festival of Bands

ANOFOB 2021   The Band Association of NSW and the National Band Council of Australia held the Australian National Online Festival of Bands (ANOFOB) over the Easter Long Weekend, 2 to 5 April 2021.   The ANOFOB website will be cleared shortly and then refreshed to provide details for the 2022 Nationals event in Tanunda, […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Statement

  A message to all NSW Bands, Following the Band Associations of NSW collaborative work with the COVID-19 Response Team at the NSW Health Ministers office, we are reassured that NSW Health and the NSW State Government have a full appreciation of the role that Community Bands play in our local communities, particularly in the […]

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