2016 NSW SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL DATES

2016 Festival Dates
  • JAMES MORRISON BACK AT THE SBF

    James will join 5 of the states hottest school Big Bands as guest soloist for a sensational concert this long weekend.

     

    Sunday 12th June, 2.00pm

    Science Theatre, UNSW Kensington

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    For the musicians James will jon older brother, John, for a FREE Big Band clinic at 12.00pm prior to the concert. Bring your instrument and we will try and get as many players involved as we can.

     

     

    WEEK 1

    Saturday 23rd July – Secondary School Premier Event
    Sunday 24th July – All other Secondary School Events

  • Week 2

    SUNDAY 31st July – Primary School Premier Event and all other Primary School Events
     

  • Week 3

    Sunday 7th August – All other Primary School Events

  • Week 4

    Sunday 14th August - All other Primary School Events

  • Week 5

    Sunday 21st August – All other Primary School Events

  • Week 6

    Sunday 28th August – All Primary and Secondary School Events will be held on this day

  • Week 7

    Sunday 4th Sept – All Primary and Secondary School Events will be held on this day

  • Frank Coughlan Premier Big Band Event

     

    Sunday 12th June

    Guest Artist: James Morrison

    By Invitation Only. There will be a limited number of bands accepted into this event.

     
  • Future Festival Dates

     

    2017

    Seconday School Premier Event : Saturday 22nd July

    Primary School Premier Event: Sunday 30th July

     

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The first School Band Festival was organised by the Band Association of NSW in 1962. Held at Chatswood Oval, eight brass bands initially took part and marching was compulsory. The following year the event moved to the Lane Cove Town Hall, the marching taking place in the car park with bands having to wheel around parked cars!

FESTIVAL LOCATION

The NSW School Band Festival is held each year in the Sir John Clancy Auditorium at the University of NSW, Kensington (in Sydney's eastern suburbs).

The Sir John Clancy Auditorium is the eastern suburbs' largest public auditorium and is ideally suited for our Festival. Click on the link below to find all you need to know about the Clancy.

More Information on the Sir John Clancy Auditorium