Archived downunder editorials
Note: Editorials are not country or region specific so do not change depending on your preferred version.
This month we consider the broader picture of contesting, and the upcoming inaugural Australasian Open.
This month we give our opinion on media for brass bands in Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian Nationals Gala Concert looks certain to be a beauty. But is it?
As the New Year clicks over we had time to discuss with some of our band buddies what they would wish for in 2008, and a brief reflection on the 4BRDU 2007 Band of the Year.
This month we present a snapshot of the year as we saw it, along with a revisit of National inconsistencies.
This month we consider The Australasian Open, when is the 'right' time to call it quits, and how to buy the best instrument for you.
This month we reflect upon the NZ National Band tour; the Melbourne International Festival of Brass; and brass band recordings.
This month we consider the 2008 Australian test music; Conflict of Interest; National Grading Standards; and are we being fair to our Adjudicators?
This month we consider the upcoming Victorian and NSW State Championships; and urge your support.
The NZ Championships has prompted thought on the Band of the Year event, the length of the sessions, and post-contest fatigue syndrome.
This month we consider the sharing and promotion of bands, test music and prize money....what prizemoney!?
The time for action is now with the 2007 NBCA Annual Conference fast approaching; and look out - here comes Iwan..
Only a few days before the Australian National Championships begin and for most, the few minutes on stage which has cost huge amounts of rehearsal time, family disruption, lots of $$$, to name a few, will all be over.
New Zealand leads the way as its 2007 National representative band takes shape; and with the Oz National Championships just around the corner, we consider how bands and players can look for a better deal.
This month we discuss our thoughts on the leaked news of a new major contesting event for Australia, we consider the upcoming Ern Keller Band of the Year, and also question the usefulness of forums.
This month we give our opinion on New Year Resolutions for bands; Predications for the year ahead; and consider the sustainability of brass bands downunder
This month we congratulate the BBANZ on its grant success and consider Australia's position; we submit our Christmas wishlist to Santa; and deliver a brief Christmas message.
This month we consider the good and the bad of venues; whether or not we are choosing the right test pieces; and touch upon the issue of the adjudication.
This month we consider widespread apathy, and also give thought to the improvement of our conductors.
This month we look at the scheduling and test music for the 2007 Australian Nationals, and briefly consider the existance of both brass and concert bands under the same association umbrella.
This month we give our opinion on the most recent NBCA conference, and briefly consider opportunistic behaviour.
The NBCA Annual Conference and AGM is being held this month in Melbourne. We discuss Notices of Motion submitted to the conference.
A bit of controversy. Australian Nationals success. What happened to A Grade?
Tribute to the upcoming Australian Nationals - Viva Brisvegas! Downunder Rankings. What is A Grade?
Keeping our history alive. What's in a program?
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South West BBA West Own Choice Contest
Venue: The Winter Gardens, Royal Parade, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. BS23 1AJ
South London Fellowship Band
Venue: The Salvation Army. Ramsgate Corps. 167a High Street. Ramsgate. Kent CT11 9TT