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Major Work Selection – 2014 State Band Championships

The VBL is pleased to announce the major work selections for the 2014 State Band Championships are as follows.

Major Works for Junior Brass Bands and all Concert Bands shall be Own Choice.  The test pieces for Open Brass Bands are listed below.

A Grade

    • Diversions on a Bass Theme – George Lloyd

B Grade

    • Firestorm – Steven Bulla

C Grade

    • Sinfonietta – Gordon Langford

D Grade

    • Renaissance Suite – Franco Cesarini

As per the VBL rules, bands may not play any winning piece for a period of thirteen (13) months unless subsequently chosen as a test piece. As the test pieces have been announced prior to the Bendigo Eisteddfod, any band who chooses to play the relevant test piece for their grade at the Bendigo Eisteddfod and subsequently wins will be ineligible to compete at the State Championships.

The official schedule will be released and entries will open on May 19th 2014.

The VBL wishes all bands the very best in their preparations for the State Championships.

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Victorian State Youth Brass Band Award Recipients 2013

The Victorian State Youth Brass Band is proud to announce the recipients of the awards for 2013. Continue reading

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Sunshine Community Brass Appoint New Musical Director

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Sunshine Community Brass is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Kevin Cameron as their new musical director.

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David Gallaher to adjudicate the 2013 State Band Championships

David Gallaher (NZOM, BA, FTCL, LTCL, Dip. Tchg.)

David Gallaher (NZOM, BA, FTCL, LTCL, Dip. Tchg.)

The VBL are very pleased to announce that David Gallaher will be official adjudicator for the 2013 State Band Championships to be held on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of August at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts. The VBL is very pleased to once again be able to employ the services of David who brings a wealth of experience to this very important role.

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Victorian State Band Championships Entries now Open!

The VBL are pleased to announce that entries for the 2013 Victorian State Band Championships are now open! Continue reading

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Wayne Bowden Awarded Life Membership

Wayne Bowden Life Membership Presentation

 

At the recent VBL AGM the delegates present endorsed through acclamation the nomination of Wayne Bowden for Life Membership of the VBL. This is the highest accolade for any member of the Victorian Bands’ League.

Continue reading to learn more about a man who has had, and continues to have, such a positive influence on the banding world across our country.
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2013 VBL Executive Council

As of Sunday May 19th, the date of the VBL Annual General Meeting the VBL Executive Council had a slight reshuffle. Continue reading to learn of the changes. Continue reading

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Changes to 2013 State Band Championships Schedule

There have been a number of small changes to the scheduling for the 2013 State Band Championships (August 17th & 18th). A lot of thought and discussion was put into these changes and the VBL feel they will improve the success of the competition.

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Wimmera Bands Group Music School 2013

Horsham Rural City Brass Band invite you to the 43nd WBG Music School held from June 30th – July 7th, 2013. Continue reading

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State Solo & Ensemble Championships Entries Now Open

The VBL are pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2013 State Solo and Ensemble Championships!

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