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NSW Young Band Person of the Year Award

In 1999 the BANSW introduced an award titled the Young Musician of the Year Award. The award was subsequently renamed in 2010 to the Young Band Person of the Year (YBPOTY) Award, with an amended selection criterion. In 2022, the BANSW has refreshed and expanded the YBPOTY Award selection criteria and awards structure.

 

YBPOTY Award for 2022 and beyond

 

Objectives of the Program

To recognise and encourage the valuable participation and contributions of the BANSW’s younger members and our member bands to the growth and development of their and other bands. 

To encourage an increase in nominations for consideration and increase involvement in the program to include bands and their members across NSW. 

A nominee who wins a regional “Young Band Person of the Year” award will progress for consideration to the State Young Band Person of the Year award. 

 

YBPOTY Selection Criteria

The nominee should show that they significantly contribute to the nominee’s band or the greater NSW/ACT banding community. Criteria to be addressed should include, but is not limited to, the following: 

  • Be 25 years and under 
  • An attendance record of at least 80% for their Band rehearsals and engagements over the past two years;
  • Be a member of a BANSW registered band;
  • Voluntarily assists in the administrative functions of the band, e.g., working with the band’s secretary/contest administration, tour administration, librarian, etc.  
  • Voluntarily assists with the musical development of the band, e.g., mentors learners; assists with developing inexperienced band members, supports or helps the band conductor, and contributes to the band’s musical development. 
  • Voluntarily assists with logistical needs of the band, e.g., loading and moving percussion equipment, cleaning the band room after rehearsals, setting up the chairs and stands at engagements, etc.
  • Assists other bands.
  • Volunteers at community banding events such as HRBA events, SMBB events or any BANSW events;

 

The YBPOTY Awards

We divide NSW into 5 geographical boundaries (click on the NSW Regions Map for more details):

  1. Sydney Metro and Blue Mountains;
  2. Hunter Region, Newcastle and Central Coast;
  3. Wollongong, Illawarra, South Coast and the ACT;
  4. North Coast, New England and North West;
  5. Central West, Far West and  Riverina/Murray.

Each Regional winner will receive a Regional Certificate of Achievement and cash award or Gift Certificate to the value of $300. 

The NSW winner will receive the NSW Perpetual Trophy, a trophy to keep and a cash award or Gift certificate to the value of $500. 

 

YBPOTY Award Selection Process

  • All nominations are to be made online via the BANSW website (YBPOTY Online Application Form). 
  • Anyone can make nominations, including self-nominations.
  • The nomination must address the selection criteria. 
  • All nominations will close by 1 July. Then, the BANSW YBPOTY Assessment Sub Committee will assess nominations within 3 weeks of closure.
  • The Assessment Panel comprises 5 members plus the Chair, with at least 1 member from the HRBA and the SMBB
  • The Panel will base assessments on the information provided in the nomination. We may contact the relevant band back to make verification. 
  • Regional winners will be announced and presented at an appropriate time or event by 10 July of each year. We will publish the regional winners in the July edition of The Music Stand.
  • We will then consider each regional winner for the State Young Band Person of the Year award. 
  •  A Panel of 3 will decide the State award, including the President of the BANSW and 2 other appointments invited by the BANSW Management Committee. In assessing the State winner, the primary consideration should be the nominee’s level of impact on their band/bands or the greater banding community. 
  • We will conduct a “Finalists Meet and Greet” with the members of the Panel of 3 via Zoom (or another electronic form) before the final decision to announce the State winner. 
  • The recipient of the Young Band Person of the Year Award will be announced annually at the NSW State Band Championships. 

 

Online Application Form

To make a nomination for the BANSW YBPOTY Award, please click this link to our YBPOTY Online Application Form.

Winners of the Band Association of NSW State Award

  • 1999: Laura Parsons – University of Newcastle Wind Orchestra
  • 2000: Melanie Wilson – Castle Hill R.S.L Youth Band
  • 2001: Wiebe Wilbers – City of Wollongong Brass Band
  • 2002: Esther Redenbach – Parkes Shire Concert Band
  • 2003: Scott Ryan – Hunter School of the Performing Arts Bands
  • 2004: Lauren Moule – St. George Brass Band
  • 2005: Kimberley Lovell – Warringah Concert Brass
  • 2006: Rowena Watts – Castle Hill RSL Youth Band
  • 2007: Nicky Abkiewicz – City of Holroyd Brass
  • 2008: Katrina Smith – Castle Hill RSL Youth Band
  • 2009: Chris Moran – Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • 2010: Katherine Crnkovic – Liverpool City Brass Band
  • 2011: Matilda Moran – Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • 2012: Joshua Sprake – Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • 2013: Nicholas Scott – Toronto Brass
  • 2014: Hannah Gardner – HSPA Senior Concert Band
  • 2015: Jessica Matherson – Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • 2016: Amanda Crnkovic – South West Sydney Brass
  • 2017: Renee Standing – Newcastle PCYC Brass Band
  • 2018: Matthew Moody – Castle Hill RSL YWO
  • 2019: Megan Purvis - Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • 2020: NOT AWARDED
  • 2021: Samuel Wong - St George Brass Band

Winners of the Hunter Regional Band Association Award

  • 1992: Samantha Kelson – Western Lake Macquarie Concert Band
  • 1993: Philip Green – City of Newcastle Wind Orchestra
  • 1994: Luke Bradberry – Maitland City Brass Band
  • 1995: Kenneth Ellis – City of Lake Macquarie Concert Band
  • 1996: Glen Hughes – Western Lake Macquarie Concert Band
  • 1997: Not awarded
  • 1998: Aidan Parkinson – Toronto Brass Band
  • 1999: Laura Parsons – University of Newcastle Wind Orchestra
  • 2000: Genevieve Smith – Toronto Brass Band
  • 2001: John Oto – Newcastle P.C.Y.C Brass Band
  • 2002: Natasha Knopper – Waratah Brass No.1 Newcastle Band
  • 2003: Scott Ryan – Hunter School of the Performing Arts Bands
  • 2004: Ryan Bodilly – University of Newcastle Concert Band
  • 2005: Joshua Hochkins – Hunter School of the Performing Arts & Community Concert Band
  • 2006: Mitchell Clack – Toronto Brass Band
  • 2007: Bronwyn Anderson – Hunter School of the Performing Arts Community Concert Band
  • 2008: Colin Pritchard – Hunter School of the Performing Arts Community Concert Band
  • 2009: Megan Bennett – Hunter School of the Performing Arts Senior Concert Band
  • 2010: Thomas Prichard – Hunter School of the Performing Arts Senior Concert Band
  • 2011: Callan Creed – Western Lake Macquarie Concert Band
  • 2012: Alec Wales – Gosford City Brass Band
  • 2013: Nicholas Scott – Toronto Brass
  • 2014: Hannah Gardner – Hunter School of the Performing Arts Senior Concert Band
  • 2015: Emily Vickery – Hunter School of the Performing Arts Senior Concert Band
  • 2016: Lachlan Gardner – Hunter School of the Performing Arts Senior Concert Band
  • 2017: Renee Standing – Newcastle PCYC Brass Band
  • 2018: Tylah Delbridge – Hunter School of the Performing Arts Senior Concert Band
  • 2019: Gabriella Gardner - Hunter School of the Performing Arts Concert Band
  • 2020: NOT AWARDED
  • 2021: NOT AWARDED

Winners of the Western District Band Branch Award

  • 2002: Esther Redenbach – Parkes Shire Concert Band.

Winners of the Sydney Metropolitan Band Branch Award

  • 1999: Toni Newitt – Campbelltown – Camden Concert Band
  • 2000: Melanie Wilson – Castle Hill RSL Youth Concert Band
  • 2001: Wiebe Wilbers – City of Wollongong Brass Band
  • 2002: Craig McGown – Penrith Valley Concert Band
  • 2003: Elizabeth Gray – Sutherland P.C.Y.C Concert Band &
    •  Emma Farrell – Penrith Valley Concert Band – Joint winners
  • 2004: Lauren Moule – St George Brass Band
  • 2005: Kimberley Lovell – Warringah Concert Brass Band
  • 2006: Rowena Watts – Castle Hill RSL Youth Band
  • 2007: Nicky Abkiewicz – City of Holroyd Band
  • 2008: Katrina Smith – Castle Hill RSL Youth Band
  • 2009: Chris Moran – Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • 2010: Katherine Crnkovic – Liverpool City Brass Band
  • 2011: Matilda Moran – Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • 2012: Joshua Sprake – Sutherland P.C.Y.C Concert Band
  • 2013: Amy Bartlett – Campbelltown-Camden District Concert Band
  • 2014: Bryce Fairweather – City of Wollongong Band
  • 2015Jessica Matherson – Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • 2016: Amanda Crnkovic – South West Sydney Brass
  • 2017: Robert Liley – Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • 2018: Matthew Moody – Castle Hill RSL YWO
  • 2019: Megan Purvis - Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • 2020: NOT AWARDED
  • 2021: Samuel Wong - St George Brass Band