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The Victorian Bands’ League warmly invites you to participate in the 2018 Victorian State Solo & Ensemble Championships to be held at Methodist Ladies College in Kew. Entries close Friday May 25th with late entries still being accepted until Friday June 1st. Please note that late entries will attract a late fee of 50% of the entry fee.
All events will be held on the one day – Saturday July 28th
Entries are now open! Please read the event schedule carefully for all event information and entry requirements
Entry forms can be found below. Please ensure you complete the correct form for the section(s) you are entering.
Entries open May 1
The VBL, in conjunction with the Royal South Street Society, is pleased to announce that the 2018 State Band Championships shall be held in Ballarat on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of August.
Founders Theatre will play host to the 2018 State Band Championships. The 1870 Founders Theatre, opened in 1981, was built from funds raised through public appeal from the Ballarat Community and other interested organisations and companies. The well-appointed and comfortable Auditorium has fixed seating for 670 persons.
The provisional schedule for the 2018 State Band Championships is as follows.
Saturday 18 Aug
- Open & Junior Concert Bands
- Open A Grade Brass Bands
- Junior Brass Bands
- Open D Grade Brass Bands
Sunday 19 Aug
- Open C Grade Brass Bands
- Open B Grade Brass Bands
The music selection for the 2018 State Band Championships is as follows.
Open and Junior Concert Bands – Own Choice
Junior Brass Bands – Own Choice
The Major Work for each of the following grades will be:
Open A Grade Brass – Diversions by Derek Bourgeois
Open B Grade Brass – 2001 A brass odyssey by Derek Bourgeois
Open C Grade Brass –Barchester Suite by Derek Bourgeois
Open D Grade Brass – Aspirations by Derek Bourgeois