Key Dates

Friday 1st September 2023

Friday 27th October 2023

  • Competitor entries open.

Friday 8th December 2023

  • All Competitor Entries including Solo & Party events close, except Junior Bands.

Friday 12th January 2024

  • Late Open Band Entries Close (50% late fee applies)

Friday 9th February 2024

  • Junior Band & Solo & Party Entries close.  (No Late Junior Section Entries accepted after this date)

Friday 16th February 2024   

  • All Player Registrations & Clearances Close – to be in the hands of the State Association Secretary/Registrar by this date.
    For more information on Registrations please see the NBCA Yearbook: NBCA Yearbook 
  • Own Choice Music Advice Forms & Scores Due
    Please provide two (2) copies of each score
    • MAS:    Band Own Choice, Sacred Item and Parade of Bands March selections
    • PM:      Quartet and Quintet selections
    • JSM:    Junior solo selections
  •  Stage Seating Plans Due (SSP)

Friday 8th March 2024

  • Signed Contest Registration / Nominations Due (REG) to State Governing Body (all competitors)
    • State Governing Body representative to forward approved forms to the National Contest Administrator no later than Friday 15th March
  • Permits Close – to be in the hands of the State Governing Body Secretary/Registrar by this date.
    For more information on Permits please see the NBCA Yearbook 

Friday 11th March 2024 (extended)

  • Season Pass order forms Due (SP)

Easter Weekend

Friday 29th March 2024

  • Open Brass Bands - Hymn and Test

Saturday 30th March 2024

  • Open and Junior Concert Bands
  • Parade of Bands
  • Junior Brass Bands

Sunday 31st March 2024

  • Open Brass Bands - Own Choice & March

Monday 1st April 2024

  • Solo and Ensemble Events