(Incorporating the NSW School Band Festival and the Australian School Orchestral Festival)
About the Festival
The Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival is open to all school wind, brass, and big bands, string ensembles and orchestras from across the planet and is held annually throughout July and August.
We cater for ensembles of all ability levels and, with over 10,000 students performing at our event each year, we are one of the most significant music education events in Australia.
So, whether your ensemble is newly formed or has been playing for years, get on board and join the fun of the Festival. Read about us on this site or contact us for further information to find out how you can be involved in the most inspirational event on the Australian school music calendar.
Festival News, Views and Events
ABODA NSW presents SCHOOL BAND BASICS - everything you ever wanted to ask about how to set up and successfully run a school instrumental band program.
ASBOF and ABODA present the 2019 SYDNEY MUSIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE - the most practical Professional Development a Band Director could hope to receive: WED 17 - Fri 19 July
ASBOF and ABODA present Bruce Pearson in a FREE Professional Development clinic for Band Directors, FRIDAY JUNE 28TH, 6pm, The Arts Unit. Booking essential
Renowned Australian wind band composer, Jodie Blackshaw, is one of several women honoured in the newly formed AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL.
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