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VBL State Solo & Ensemble Championships 2018 @ Methodist Ladies College
Jul 28 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

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

2018 Schedule

Entry forms can be found below. Please ensure you complete the correct form for the section(s) you are entering.

2018 Solo Entry Form
2018 Duet/Trio/Quartet/Quintet Entry Form
2018 Ensemble Entry Form

2018 Victorian State Band Championships @ Founders Theatre
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm

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.

Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat

Founders Theatre

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.

Provisional Schedule

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

Music Selection

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