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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.
- Diversions on a Bass Theme – George Lloyd
- Firestorm – Steven Bulla
- Sinfonietta – Gordon Langford
- 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.
The Victorian State Youth Brass Band is proud to announce the recipients of the awards for 2013. Continue reading
Sunshine Community Brass is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Kevin Cameron as their new musical director.
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.
Entries have now closed.
The VBL are pleased to announce that entries for the 2013 Victorian State Band Championships are now open! Continue reading
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.
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
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.
Horsham Rural City Brass Band invite you to the 43nd WBG Music School held from June 30th – July 7th, 2013. Continue reading
The VBL are pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2013 State Solo and Ensemble Championships!