2017 NSW SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL DATES
2017 SBF Dates
Saturday 22nd July – The Percy Grainger Premier Event
Sunday 23rd July – All other Secondary School Events
All Secondary School Events for July 22 and 23 will be held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Sunday 30th July: The Alex Lithgow Premier Event for Primary Schools
Plus all other primry school concert band events.
Sunday 6th August
Sunday 13th August
Sunday 20th August
Sunday 27th August
*Please note: from 2016 the SBF commenced the introduction of a differentiated Entry Fee pricing system. The Entry Fee prices for some events will vary from the prices listed on the SBF Homepage.
Frank Coughlan Premier Big Band Event
Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th May (Venue to be confirmed)
Guest Artist: Denis DiBlasio
By Invitation Only. There will be a limited number of bands accepted into this event.
Future Festival Dates
Seconday School Premier Event: Saturday 28th July
Primary School Premier Event: Sunday 5th August
Congratulations to Stephen. Let's hope there are many more following in his footsteps.
Many of those involved with the festival will remember noted American composer Jerry Nowak who passed away last... https://t.co/2GSNmNyh9o
Good to see two of our composers (Percy Grainger and Alex Lithgow) featured in the first round of the US Marine... https://t.co/vhp5zNTjRv
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