(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.
DENIS DIBLASIO – ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST!
International clinician and performer, Denis DiBlasio, is a baritone saxophonist, flautist, educator, composer and arranger.
The Australian School Band & Orchestra Festival is proud to announce Denis DiBlasio as Guest Artist and Chief Clinician for the 2019 Frank Coughlan Premier Big Band Event.
LOOKING FOR A CLINICIAN? Denis is available to come to your school from Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May
THE SYDNEY MUSIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Wednesday 17th – FrIday 19th July at the Australian Institute of Music
Dr Peter Boonshaft
Festival News, Views and Events
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.
"Are you a Band Director looking for some inspiration? Is your school thinking of starting a band? If so, this Conference is a must for you!" (Richard Gill AO, Festival Patron)
Denis DiBlasio, former MD for Maynard Ferguson and jazz legend in his own right, returns to the SBF in 2018.
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