2018 WABA State Band Championships – SAVE THE DATE!!!

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WABA Nationals Organising Committee (NOC 2020) Kick-off Meeting

Saturday 11th February 2017, 10:30am (following the monthly WABA Board Meeting from 9am)

RASWA Band headquarters

RAS Showgrounds, Claremont – details to be advised

Former NOC 2013 members and other interested persons are invited to attend the kick-off meeting for the 2020 Australian National Band Championships, which we are planning to host in Perth.

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WABA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Western Australian Band Association (Inc)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

9:00 am, Saturday August 13th, 2016

Ellie Eaton Theatre, RAS Showgrounds, 1 Graylands Road, Claremont

Executive positions for election in 2016:

President

Vice President, Activities

Treasurer

Nominations are invited for the above positions.

Nomination Forms, DRAFT Agenda  and minutes from the 2015 AGM may be downloaded from:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tplsxivro3e7cle/AADhE4-boyTj_OoRHnG2scN1a?dl=0

Please advise whether or not you will be attending. 

2016 State Band Championships Info Booklet & Entry Form

Contained within is most of the things you need to know about this year’s event, along with the Entry Forms required.  Attached also are the entry forms in Word format should you wish to complete and return via email.

Please encourage your members to participate in the Solos and Ensembles competition which will be held on the Saturday after the brass band events.

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS  FRIDAY APRIL 08, 2016

Any further questions you have AFTER READING THE BOOKLET please contact me as per below.

Helen Junk – Secretary

WA Band Association (Inc)

PO Box 900 South Perth WA 6951

08-9525 7404    0438 273 092

WABA State Championships Booklet 2016

WABA State Championships ENTRY FORMS

 

2016 State Band Festival May 28th & 29th

Here are the proposed test pieces for the 2016 WABA State Band Championships, to be held on the weekend of May 28th and 29th .

BRASS
A Grade: …Dove Descending – Philip Wilby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBl72MSozfw
Australian National (A) 2009
NZ National (A) 2013
Solo Cornet part: http://www.justmusicuk.com/…/JM38075%20Dove%20Descending.pd…

B Grade: Essay – Edward Gregson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–mQzLg_VWg
NSW States (A) 1976
Dutch Nationals (1st) 1993
Solo Cornet part:
http://www.justmusicuk.com/med…/…/30000/JM30985%20Essay.pdf…

C Grade: Saint-Saens Variations – Philip Sparke
https://soundcloud.com/bazuin…/saint-saens-variations-philip
Not previously used in Australia
French Nationals (3rd) 2011, Ireland Nationals (3rd) 2010
Score: https://www.musicshopeurope.com/…/…/PDFs/AMP%20281-030_1.pdf

D Grade: An English Pastorale – Dean Jones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrnYQRyXpVg
Not previously used in Australia
UK Regionals (4th) 2015
Score: http://www.lake-music.com/…/An%20English%20Pastorale%20BBMi…

CONCERT
A Grade: Danceries (Set 1) – Kenneth Hesketh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr6EETIiRls
Score Extracts: http://www.kennethhesketh.co.uk/work/wb/wind/

B Grade: An Original Suite – Gordon Jacob
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xhRb-iyZ4A
No score available

C Grade: Greek Folk Song Suite – Franco Cesarini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pvJtYFL460
Score: https://www.musicshopeurope.com/…/PDFs/0876-02-010%20M_1.pdf

D Grade: Suite of Old French Songs – Larry Daehn
http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/…/DAEHN+DP200617+Suite+of+Old+…
Score: http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/…/DAEHN+DP200617+Suite+of+Old+…

 

THE BUNBURY CITY BAND – MUSICAL DIRECTOR

THE BUNBURY CITY BAND

As required by our Constitution we are advertising the position of
MUSICAL DIRECTOR

To lead the band for a 1 to 3 year term commencing on 1 January 2016.

The Bunbury City Band has been providing entertainment and musical support to the

greater Bunbury community for 110 years.

Our members come from all walks of life and are widely varied in age and musical expertise.

A moderate honorarium is currently paid for this position.

Applications addressed to:
The Secretary, Bunbury City Band

P O Box 179, Bunbury 6230

Will close on 30th November 2015

For further information email the Secretary at:
Bunburycityband6230@hotmail.com

Showcase in the Shell – Bunbury City Band

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PERTH SUMMER ORCHESTRA CAMP 2016

Perth Summer Junior Orchestra Camp

January 18th to 21st 2016

Applications close November 5th, 2015

PSOC J orch Aud form W_B_P_16

PSOC 2016 flyer

Canning City Brass Band is seeking applications for the position of Musical Director.

Our friendly, National B Grade Champion Band is looking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and committed Musical Director to develop and advance the band to achieve the highest possible results.

The successful candidate will have high standards, previous experience within a brass band setting, and be able to work with the wide range of abilities and ages of players we have within the band. It is desirable that candidates will have an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of a community ensemble and therefore a respect for the community focus of the band.

We rehearse Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 10pm at the Cannington Town Hall.

Duties include

  • Select the musical programme with consultation from the players and Committee of Management
  • Interpret the selected music programme, conduct the band and direct the music during rehearsals, training sessions and performances.
  • Schedule and control rehearsals, training sessions, engagements and performances
  • Decide a playing member’s position and music part.
  • Recommend to the Committee of Management the purchase of any music.
  • Attend Committee of Management meetings as necessary.
  • Prepare a report to the Committee of Management each month relating to the Musical Director’s duties.
  • Recommend candidate(s) for the position of Assistant Musical Director to the Committee of Management, and give due opportunity to the appointee to share in the duties of the Musical Director.

CCBB offer a modest remuneration package, in keeping with the community group nature of the band. Further details will be discussed with candidates at the next stage.

Please forward your expression of interest to secretary@canningcitybrass.com before July 12, 2015

2015 State Band Festival Booklets and Entry Forms

The 2015 State Band Festival Championships booklet is now available.

Simply follow this link for the booklet and entry forms.

2015 State Band Festival