ENTRIES NOW OPEN
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.
Entries close June 22.
Relevant entry information for the 2018 State Band Championships can be found below in the 2018 Schedule.
Fees are able to be paid by cheque, made payable to “Victorian Bands’ League Inc”, or by direct debit, see entry forms for account information.
All players competing on-stage must be registered with the VBL or the competing band will be disqualified. Most players will have been registered at the start of the year but any additional players will need to be registered by Friday 3 August. More information on registering additional players can be found on the Membership page.
All competitors will not be required to buy a ticket to listen to results on the day, however, the VBL is offering discount tickets to all competing band members who wish to listen to other bands. These Season Passes are valid for the entire weekend and are available for $7 each. Competitors will not be admitted to the auditorium without a valid ticket except for the announcement of results.
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