2016 NSW SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL DATES

2016 Festival Dates
  • 2016 SBF Dates

    WEEK 1

    Saturday 23rd July – Secondary School Premier Event


    Sunday 24th July – All other Secondary School Events

     

    For Sunday 24th only:

    - All Wind Band events take place in the Clancy Aduitorium

    - All Big Band events take place in LEIGHTON HALL

     

    TUESDAY 26th

    Primary and Secondary Events: Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College, North Sydney

  • 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

     

2016 SPONSORS

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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