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The Hunter Regional Band Association is a Branch of the Band Association of New South Wales. It is a non-profit Association that has both Brass Bands and Concert Band as its members. Most of the Bands are Community Bands, but several School Bands are also members of the Association. The Committee is elected from registered delegates of member bands. There are seventeen member bands in a region from Muswellbrook to Newcastle and Lake Macquarie to Woy Woy.


The Association exists to benefit member bands by:

Staging Annual Competitions for Brass and Concert Bands
The competitions are:
Formal: Bands compete in their allocated Grades (A, B, C, D), presenting a Hymn and an Own Choice number for adjudication.
Entertainment: Bands compete in Two Divisions - Division 1 for A and B Grade Bands and Division 2 for C and D Grade Bands. Each band presents a short concert, designed to entertain an audience.

Staging Annual Soloist and Ensemble Competitions
These competitions are designed for individual Musicians, Duets and small Ensembles (4 to 8 musicians) to compete in age divisions and instrument categories.

Staging an Annual Marching Competition held in conjunction with the Mattara Festival Parade.

Arranging non-competitive Band Events for the community entertainment, free of charge, such as:
Bands In The Park, an annual event held in King Edward Park in which up to twelve bands present a concert program throughout the day.

Providing Courses of Instruction relevant to the needs of Bands, such as Drum Majors Courses.

Securing Engagements for Bands when the opportunity arises.

For further information, contact:
Allan Shaw, President - 4958 2857


East Coast Band Championships (including the Hunter Regional Band Championships) and The Festival of the Bands Entertainment Contest. Sunday June
(Queen's Birthday Weekend)

Newcastle City Hall
King Street

To be advised
Hunter Regional Soloist & Party Competition Saturday
& Sunday
 July/August Westlakes Music Centre,
Stilling Street Rathmines.
To be advised
Hunter Regional Marching Bands Championship
(held in conjunction with the Mattara Festival Parade.)
Sunday   From Honeysuckle (harbour side behind Civic Station), via Wharf Road, to Nobbys Car Park To be advised
Community Bands in Concert Sunday  Oct Toronto Workers Club
James Street
To be advised
Bands in the Park (non-competitive). Each Band presents an entertainment program. Sunday


King Edward Park Newcastle


To be advised