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Australian Championships (B Grade Parade of Bands)

Australian Championships (A Grade Parade of Bands) Australian Championships (C Grade Parade of Bands)

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Date Winner Conductor
15th Apr 2017
26th Mar 2016
19th Apr 2014
30th Mar 2013
7th Apr 2012
22nd Apr 2011
3rd Apr 2010
11th Apr 2009
22nd Apr 2008
7th Apr 2007
15th Apr 2006
26th Apr 2005
10th Apr 2004
19th Apr 2003
29th Mar 2002
14th Apr 2001
22nd Apr 2000
3rd Apr 1999
11th Apr 1998
29th Mar 1997
6th Apr 1996
15th Apr 1995
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2nd Apr 1994
10th Apr 1993
18th Apr 1992
30th Mar 1991
14th Apr 1990
29th Mar 1986
10th Apr 1982
18th Apr 1981
5th Apr 1980
14th Apr 1979
16th Apr 1976
3rd Nov 1973
10th Apr 1971
13th Jun 1970
25th Mar 1889

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National Championships

Contest Group Notes

First designated championship Nov 1897 in Sydney, organised by the Band Association of NSW, and billed as the "Intercolonial Band Contest" (this being prior to the federation of Australia in 1901) - although this was the second in the sequence of annual contests of this title (the first being in Nov 1896 in Sydney), it was the first advertised as being for the "Championship of Australia", and the 1896 event is not usually counted as an Australian national championship.

The Australian national contest was in the early years split between NSW and Victoria; the Victorian runnings of the contest were held in Ballarat, and were instances of the Royal South Street Eisteddfod, a general festival of the arts which was inaugurated in 1879, but only included brass band contests from 1900.

From 1903 the championships were split between NSW and Victoria, with even-numbered years featuring an A Grade contest in NSW and B Grade in Victoria, and odd-numbered years vice versa.

Brass bands up to 1907 included reed instruments; valve trombones were common.

From 1909 until 1919, NSW and Victoria each ran their own National contests in opposition to each other; these are both recorded here in their own labelled sections.

1985: Junior B Grade introduced.
1988: Junior C Grade introduced.

> From 2017 Edition the Parade of Bands detailed Score / Awards not listed separately, see at 'Position' of specific Grades

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