Welcome Letter

Welcome to the official website of the 2024 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships.

South Australian Band Association President's Welcome

On behalf of the Banding Community of South Australia, it gives me great pleasure to welcome to Adelaide, Community Bands from all around Australia to compete in the 2024 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships.

We are delighted that Yamaha Music Australia are our major sponsor for the event.

We also welcome International, National and local Adjudicators who have accepted the major task of providing a critique for every band that competes.

This year the contest is being held in the heart of our beautiful city and in the wonderful grounds of the University of Adelaide.

This national event provides a wonderful opportunity for bands and players to perform music that will test them in a friendly competition format.  It also provides a unique opportunity for audiences to hear our Australian bands at their very best, and to see what Australian banding has to offer.

Community bands provide a musical home and the opportunity for musicians of all levels to meet weekly to rehearse, enjoy wonderful fellowship and then perform their music in all sorts of places.

It is a joy to know that after a difficult few years, bands are back in full swing, actively supporting and engaging with their communities.

We relish the chance to host the 2024 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships.

Thank you for attending and I hope you enjoy every moment.


Bruce Raymond OAM
2024 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships.


With the venues right in the centre of the CBD, hotel accommodation is plentiful, with many hotel chains offering excellent deals over Easter.

The Nationals website and Facebook page will have regular posts regarding schedules, test music, and everything you need to know to plan your trip to SA in 2024.

For further enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact the organising committee at our contact page.


Test Pieces

Test pieces can be found here, and in the "Test Pieces" menu under "The Event".