2016 NSW SCHOOL BAND 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
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.
Saturday 23rd July – Secondary School Premier Event
Sunday 24th July – All other Secondary School Events
SUNDAY 31st July – Primary School Premier Event and all other Primary School Events
Sunday 7th August – All other Primary School Events
Sunday 14th August - All other Primary School Events
Sunday 21st August – All other Primary School Events
Sunday 28th August – All Primary and Secondary School Events will be held on this day
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
Seconday School Premier Event : Saturday 22nd July
Primary School Premier Event: Sunday 30th July
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The SBF congratulates our Patron, Richard Gill, on being awarded an AO for his outstanding contribution to music education in Australia.
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!
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