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
Dr Anita Collins heads a stellar lineup of presenters at this year's SYDNEY MUSIC EDUCATORS CONFERENCE. ASBOF, in association with ABODA NSW, present the most practical PD program a Music Director could hope to attend. DATES: WED 15 - Fri 17 July. Presenters will also include: Dr Peter Boonshaft, Dr John Lynch, Steve Williams, Paul Vickers, John Morrison, Mandy Boonshaft, and more - REGISTER NOW
Twelve months ago the Festival lost its Patron and Australian lost a national treasure. Pat Devery presents a Tribute to Richard Gill
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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