SBF General Manager responds to a SMH article criticising expenditure on Army musicians.
John Morrison invites all interested big band musicians to sit in on an Open Rehearsal at the AIM Open Day as he prepares the AIM Studio Youth Orchestra for the upcoming Essentially Ellington Festival
The SBF is pleased to announce that we have a FREE Jobs Listing Service available on our website. Each year the SBF gets numerous requests from schools to advertise a vacancy through our contact list. So we thought, lets go one better and provide schools with a one stop shop to assist them in filling [...]
The SBF is pleased to announce that Dr John Lynch will once again be joining us as principal adjudicator for the 2017 Percy Grainger Event (secondary schools) and the Alex Lithgow Event (primary schools). John is a leading international wind band conductor. He is the Director of Bands, Wind Symphony Conductor, and [...]
10 of the state's top Big Bands performed in the Frank Coughlan Premier Big Band Event, held at AIM on May 27 and 28, with jazz legend, Denis DiBlasio, as guest soloist and clinician. Denis performed with each of the bands and then joined them on stage for a short workshop at the [...]
Denis DiBlasio and Matt Simmonds (AIM Stuio Youth Orhcestra) perform an impromptu version of this timeless Aussie classic for flute and chair at Big Band Blast 2017. (Thanks to Miles Simmonds for the footage and to YAMAHA for the fantastic support in bringing Denis to Australia)
Denis DiBlasio and John Morrison will conduct two open Big Band Workshops this coming weekend at the Australian Institute of Music. Join Denis and John on Saturday 27th from 12.00pm and Sunday 28th from 1.00pm as they take you through what it is you need to know to successfully run a big band program. [...]
The Scots College, in conjunction with the NSW School Band Festival, are proud to announce A Jazz Masterclass with Denis DiBlasio Executive Director or the Maynard Ferguson Institue of Jazz Studies Tuesday 30th May 6.00pm Scots College The masterclass series hosted by the Music Department at The Scots College, Sydney has become a drawcard [...]