2016 NSW SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL DATES

2016 Festival Dates
  • 2017 SBF Dates

    WEEK 1

    Saturday 22nd July – The Percy Grainger Premier Event


    Sunday 23rd July – All other Secondary School Events

     

    For Sunday 23rd only:

    - All Wind Band events take place in the Clancy Aduitorium

    - All Big Band events take place in LEIGHTON HALL

  • Frank Coughlan Premier Big Band Event

     

    To Be Advised

    Guest Artist: James Morrison

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

     
  • Future Festival Dates

     

    2018

    Seconday School Premier Event : Saturday 28th July

    Primary School Premier Event: Sunday 5th August

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