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
ANZAC Day, 2020, in driveways and on balconies across the nation, Australia's musicians came together in an act of solidarity and respect. ASBOF General Manager, Pat Devery, shares his thoughts on the important role musicians play in Australian cultural life.
Things are moving pretty quickly in the age of Covid 19. ASBOF General Manager, Pat Devery, looks at tips some of our leading music educators have for MDs as they prepare for working in the online 'remote' environment.
As schools around the country prepare for inevitable closures, ASBOF General Manager, Pat Devery, takes a look at what schools are currently doing to support their Music Directors and tutors and explores some practical advice for when we do enter the remote teaching space.
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
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