2018 QLD State Band Championship Results

2018 State Championships RESULTS

A huge congratulations to all bands for their participation over the weekend.

CLICK HERE for the 2018 State Band Championship Results

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2019 Nationals - Accomodation Info

Please have a look at the link below from the Mecure Hotel. 

Click here for video link


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QSEC Cancelled (Queensland Solo & Ensemble Champs)


We regret to announce that as at 12pm last night (28 August 2018) we have insufficient entries for QSEC 2018 to proceed.  Entries numbered less than 19 Juniors (including ensembles); less than 17 Open entries (including ensembles) and only 6 events with more than 1 competitor.  These extremely low entry numbers put the integrity of a State Title at risk.

Extending the closing date is not a viable option due to the time required to collate music and organise trophies in addition to the pressure on our official accompanists.

Please contact the QBA Secretary by email, to provide your bank details for refund of entry fees.

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Newsletter #1 - 2019 Nationals


Click the link below for the first newsletter. 

Newsletter #1

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QSEC & QLD State Championships 2018


The Queensland Band Association is extremely excited to announce that the entry packages for the Queensland Solo and Ensemble Championships (QSEC) and the Queensland State Band Championships 2018 are now available via the links below.

The event will occur over the weekend starting Friday 28th September through to Sunday 30th September.   QSEC will be held at Grace Lutheran College Redcliffe on Friday 28th September followed by the Brass and Concert Band events being held at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre beginning with the Parade of Bands on Saturday morning along the esplande. 

For further information please click the links below or head to the documents page. 


Friday 28th September 2018

QSEC Entry Form - Word Document

QSEC Entry Form - PDF Document

QSEC Schedule of Events - PDF Document


Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th September 2018

QLD State Championships Entry Form - Word Document

QLD State Championships Entry Form - PDF Document

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2019 QYB Applications Open


Queensland Youth Band Camp applications are now OPEN! Click on the links below for the application forms which includes all of the information you need. 

Make sure you take a look at the Leonie Marshall scholarship application too! Everyone is welcome to apply. 

Application in pdf format CLICK HERE

Application in word format CLICK HERE

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Our Australia Concert - Toowoomba Municipal Brass Band


In their 9th year presenting this concert the Toowoomba Municipal Brass Band invites you to come along and share in a fabulous evening and afternoon of wonderful music. 

Saturday 23 June 2018 at 7:30pm

Sunday 24th June 2018 at 2:00pm

Where: USQ Arts Theatre

Tickets Information

Adults $25ea

Concessions $20ea

Students $15ea

Family $65

** For further details see the attached flyer.  CLICK HERE


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Queensland State Band Championships - Concert Band Festival

We are seeking expressions of Interest in a Concert Band Festival, as part of our State Band Championships.  The 2017 event included 2 Concert Bands, who had some very positive feedback for us.  Cap Silver Winds have offered to provide information on their experience at capsilverinc@gmail.com


The 2018 format will be:  

  • 30 minute on-stage program, which must include an Own Choice Test Piece, Sacred Item and Stage March.
  • Saturday evening (commencing 5pm) – Redcliffe Cultural Centre – 29 September 2018
  • Adjudicator – to be advised.  This appointment cannot be made until we confirm this event with at least 4 bands.


If we could have EOIs before the next QBA Meeting on 9 June 2018 please?


If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Tanya by email, or call 0409 260 563 (outside business hours, or around lunchtime)


In the lead up to Nationals 2019 – to be held at Brisbane City Hall, we are very keen to develop a Concert Band Festival as part of this event.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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2018 Annual General Meeting


It is that time of year again to announce our Annual General Meeting.  The meeting will be held on 14 July 2018 at 11am at the Sunnybank Sports and Community Club - Board Room.

We would like to invite anyone who is passionate about banding (both concert bands and brass bands alike) to join the committee to ensure a strong future for all musicians involved, simply fill in the nomination form.

We must have a quorm by the 7th July 2018 to proceed with the meeting.  In order to do so we would encourage all organisations to send a representative to the meeting.  If you are unable to attend please ensure you have a proxy to vote on your behalf. 

Click here for the NOMINATION FORM. 

Click here for the PROXY FORM

Click here for an EXCERPT OF THE BYLAWS


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Queensland Youth Band 2019 Dates

Date: 8th January to 11th January

Venue: QCCC Brookefield 

More information to be advised

Applications open 8th June

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Hotels and Package Deals - 2019 Nationals


The Queensland Band Association as the organising committee for the 2019 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships have been able to secure a number of great deals so far for bands coming to Brisbane next year. 

Below is a link for a list of Brisbane City Hotels and approximate costs for your organisation.

Pullman and Mecure hotelwould like to put in place an offer for individual bookers of 14% off the selling rate for attendees and groups and bands as a whole we can offer a rate based on their numbers and length of stay.

Adina Appartment Hotel Brisbane ANZAC Square would like to offer 15% off BAR from 17-23 April - please ask us for the promotion code to validate. 

Brisbane City Hotels - Click Here


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Composition Competition 2019 Launch


It is with great pleasure that we announce that the South Brisbane Federal Band are again running thier bi-annual Composition Competition event.

For more information please head to their facebook page or to their website or contact Vanessa Midgley directly via email vanessamidgley@gmail.com .  The compeition is open to all who compose. 

For more information for the Composition Compeition 2018/2019 please CLICK HERE

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Brisbane Brass to Maryborough


2018 marks the 3rd consecutive year that Brisbane Brass have travelled to Maryborough to perform and workshop with local musicians.

This year we are running a specific Youth Brass Clinic at the Maryborough City Hall.

This workshop will run from 9am to 1pm on Saturday 2 June 2018, when participants will work with the musicians of Brisbane Brass. This will culminate in a combined performance with Brisbane Brass to conclude our concert (commencing 2pm). Brisbane Brass players feel fortunate to be able to share their talents and experiences with aspiring musicians, particularly in a regional area. We have some of South East Queensland’s finest brass educators amongst our ranks who are enthusiastic about this opportunity.

We hope to inspire and impart our collective knowledge with the workshop participants, whilst promoting Brass Banding and Community Music in Queensland.

*For an Expression of Interest form follow this link.




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Sunshine Coast Youth Band & Brisbane Brass Concert


Come and listen to an afternoon full of incredible music on 3rd June featuring two of Queenslands Premier Bands. 

When: 3rd June 2018

Time: 2pm 

Where: Caloundra RSL


*Please see flyer for more details

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QBA Management Meeting - MAY


The QBA is scheduled to meet on the 12th May at Sunnybank Community and Sports Club at 9:00am in the boardroom. The 2019 Nationals Organising Committee is meeting straight after at 11:30am.  

We are always looking for volunteers to help out please email our secretary if you wish to attend either or both of these meetings.  Remember you do not need to be musical to volunteer we would love all the help that we can get. 



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Important Dates 2018


2018 Important Dates - updated

50th Festival of Brass - Sunshine Coast (Caloundra RSL)
21st July (Solo/ Ensemble comp - not QBA) & 22nd July (QBA / Sunshine Brass - Regional Band Contest)

Queensland Band Championships - Parade of Bands
Date - 29 September 2018
Venue - Redcliffe Parade

Queensland Band Championships
Date - 29th & 30th September 2018
Venue - Redcliffe Cultural Centre

Queensland Solo and Ensemble Championships (QSEC)
Date - (Friday) 28 September 2018
Venue - Redcliffe - address to be confirmed


** Please visit Competition pages for further information regarding forms, closing dates etc

** PLEASE NOTE: QLD Band Championship forms will not be released until after the QBA Management meeting in June.

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50th Festival of Brass - ENTRIES OPEN


Sunshine Brass is excited to announce that entries for the 50th Festival of Brass are now OPEN!!!  Please follow the link below to find the entry forms. 



*Please note: Player Registrations need to be finalised by the 10th June via the online secretary portal. 


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50th Festival of Brass


Sunshine Brass are getting their year started and are hoping that yours has started well. Please find attached the flyer for this year's Festival of Brass on the 21st and 22nd of July! It is the 50th Anniversary of this great regional event and they are keen to make it bigger and better to celebrate!

At this stage the solos will be on the Saturday (non QBA event) and the band competition on Sunday although this may change depending on the number of entries. 

All the details are on the flyer - we would also like you to know that this year, while they are keeping the same venue, they are going to get the stage extended which should give you an extra 2 metres to work with. Hopefully this will make everyone's experience on stage more comfortable!

They would also like to ask for an expression of interest in small group events. If you are interested in entering a duet, trio, quartet, quintet or any other small group, please let them know and (depending on interest) they will look at creating events for these to make the Saturday even bigger and better. 

We have taken on board feedback from last year, but if you have any questions or more feedback for things you would like to see in this year's Festival of Brass, please don't hesitate to get in touch with them at Sunshine Brass sunshinebrassband@gmail.com

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QBA - June Meeting


2018 is flying by - with our next meeting scheduled for Saturday 9 June 2018

Thank you to thoose who responded to our recent survey.   As we move forward with our preparations for Nationals 2019, we hope that you will continue to share your thoughts and ideas with us.  Please make contact if you would like to attend our Nationals planning meetings, or contribute in any way to these preparations. 

Please be reminded that Minutes from the QBA Management Meetings will no longer be emailed - instead they will be posted on the QBA website from now on.  We will do our best to post the minutes as soon as possible after meetings.

We would like to thank you for you ongoing support and we wish you all the best for the remainder of 2018. 

Go Queensland! 


Next Meeting - 9 June 2018, 9:00am @ Sunnybannk Sports Club - Boardroom 

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QYB 2018 Update - Newsletter #3


The QBA is very excited that the Youth Band Camp is fast approaching.  Make sure you check out the link below for all new information. 


Click here for the updated Newsletter 3

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QBA Announcements

A huge congratulations to all bands for their participation over the w...
Please have a look at the link below from the Mecure Hotel. Click...
Click the link below for the first newsletter. Newsletter #1...
Queensland Youth Band Camp applications are now OPEN! Click on the lin...
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