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
The Directors of the NSW School Band Festival and the Australian School Orchestra Festival are proud to announce the two entities have merged to become the AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL.
In October 2018 Australia lost one of its national treasures with the passing of Richard Gill.
SBF General Manager responds to a SMH article criticising expenditure on Army musicians.
SBF offering ABODA Membership Discount for schools entering this year's Festival.
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