Welcome Letter

A Message From the Chairperson/Administrator

Welcome to the official website of the 2019 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships.

Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, will be the host city for this prestigious event for community brass and concert bands in Australia and overseas. With one of the best climates of any city in Australia, you can be assured of beautiful sunshine in addition to beautiful music from some of the best bands in the southern hemisphere.

The National Championships will be held over the Easter weekend in 2019 – Thursday 18 April to Sunday 21 April. The recently refurbished Brisbane City Hall will be the venue for the on stage band events and the Solo Competition will be held across the river at the Griffith University Conservatorium of Music in the sprawling parklands of Southbank.

With the venue right in the centre of the CBD of Brisbane, hotel accommodation is plentiful with many hotel chains offering excellent deals for bands attending the contest. Restaurants, King George Square, the Queen Street Mall and Southbank are all within easy walking distance of most innercity hotels.

The website and Facebook page will have regular posts regarding schedules, test music and everything that you need to know to plan your trip to sunny Queensland in 2019.

For further enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact the organising committee on admin2019@nationalbandchampionships.com.au

We are looking forward to meeting you all next Easter,

Annette Ries


City Hall

Brisbane's famous City Hall will be the venue for the 2019 National Band Championships


Our Sponsors

Our sponsors contribute towards the success of our National Band Championships!

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Yamaha Australia

Yamaha Australia are a long time supporter of the National Band Championships.


National Band Council of Australia

The NBCA are dedicated to the promotion and development of banding throughout Australia.

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Queensland Band Association

The Queensland Band Association's aim is to provide leadership and direction that will enable Queensland Bands (brass and concert) to achieve their maximum potential.

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Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council works with the community to guide our city's future growth and development. The Brisbane Vision, long term plans and other strategies are put in place to address planning for the future.

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QLD Conservatorium

Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia’s leading music and performing arts schools, offering a wide variety of specialist degrees, from classical music, jazz, opera, popular music to musical theatre, acting, music technology and music education.

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Formed in 1837, Besson always worked with the best craftsmen and strives to put the best brass instruments into your hand.

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Ozwinds are a family owned business and managed by qualified musical instrument repair technicians and musicians. We are dedicated and committed to providing the very best advice, products and after sales service.

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Queensland Government

Queensland Government are our Major Sponsor.

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