2018 South Australian State Band Championships
This year the championships will be held over 3 separate events
19th August - Band Championships, Brighton High, Performing Arts Centre
1st September - Solo & Party Championships, Brighton High, Performing Arts Centre
9th September - Marching Championships & Mass Band Parade, Wayville Showgrounds
On Sunday 19th August, we will hold the stage competition in the traditional format of "Hymn, Test, Stage March". All bands, both concert & brass, will perform in the one venue and all standard percussion will be provided.
The solo and ensemble "Champion of Champions" will be held directly after the Solo & Party Championships on 1st September have been completed.
Participation in the State Marching Championships will be compulsory for brass bands competing in the (Stage) Band Championships. As per last year, arrangements can be made for bands who are unable to comply.
All SA SABA and School bands are encouraged to participate in the Mass Band Parade on 9th September to assist with promoting banding.
Feel free to contact the contest convener to discuss this and indeed all other competition matters. Darren McDonald firstname.lastname@example.org
The full entry packs and information in both Word and PDF format will be available on the
SABA Forms and Rules page shortly.
The Test Piece music selections are summarised below including relevant links to suppliers and recordings, All Concert Band music is available from www.sheetmusicplus.com at this point in time.
Set Test Piece for Open Brass and Open Concert Bands are as follows
SATURDAY 1st September - Solo and Party Events
The sections of the Solo & Party events are preliminary and will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Important Key Dates for
Forms & Entries:
Please see the 2018 State Competitions information pack for a full list of all key dates.
Secretaries & Delegates, please put these dates in your diary
Late entries/forms will not be accepted.