ANOFOB Festival Information

By entering the ANOFOB, you agree to comply with the information below.  

Entry

Entry is open to all brass, concert and pipe bands.

To enter the ANOFOB, bands must complete and submit an Entry Form and pay the Entry Fee by the closing date, October 15, 2021. 

Participating bands must also upload their videos performances and music scores by October 15, 2021.

Events

All bands have up to a total of 30 minutes of playing time. 

Bands can submit a minimum of 3 but a maximum of 5 video recordings.

All Brass and Concert Bands must include at least one Australian composition. 

Pipe Bands can present music which is a traditional MSR or Medley, or any other tune or combination of tunes.

All Bands can also offer a short 2-minute “Meet Our Band” video for broadcast during the ANOFOB.

Brass and Concert/Wind Bands will participate in the same events. Pipe Bands will have their own sections.

The ANOFOB events are:

    • Open Band Sections – Developing, Intermediate, Advanced,
    • Regional Band Sections -Developing, Intermediate, Advanced,
    • Youth Band Sections (school and community-based Junior Bands where all members are under 19 years of age) – Developing, Intermediate, Advanced.

Open Events are events open to all Bands across Australia (and the world!).

Regional Events are open to all Australian bands outside of their recognised Greater Metropolitan Areas of their state Capital Cities, i.e., outside of Greater Sydney, Greater Brisbane etc.…

There are no minimum or maximum player numbers or need to provide player registrations or proof of band or association memberships.

Each band’s recordings will be live-streamed and published on the BANSW YouTube channel, subject to permissions being provided.

Entry Fees

The entry fee for ANOFOB is $140 for all bands,

however, for BANSW and Pipe Band Australia (PBA) registered bands , the fee is $100. 

There will be no refund of entry fees after the closing date except in the event of extenuating circumstances and at the discretion of the ANOFOB organising committee. 

Band Section Grades/Levels

Bands should enter the grade/level that best represents their current playing ability, NOT by the level of the music they choose to submit.

    • Developing: the band plays Music Grade Levels 0 to 2.
    • Intermediate: the band plays music Grade Levels 2 to 4, or bands that compete in C & D grades or equivalent.
    • Advanced: the band plays music Grade Levels 4 and above, or bands that compete in A & B grades or equivalent.

Copyright, Synchronisation and Sheet Music

All bands entering the ANOFOB must comply with Australian laws regarding copyright. The ANOFOB (including the BANSW) does not accept responsibility for any breaches by bands entering the ANOFOB.

Current copyright laws require that to make a video recording of any work, you must obtain permission from the Publisher, Composer or Owner of the Rights. This permission is achieved via a synchronisation licence. For suggestions of Australian composers and their synchronisation status, or more information on synchronisation, go to our Sheet Music and Synchronisation page.

Bands will also submit photocopies of original music scores to provide an adjudicator’s copy for the ANOFOB per OneMusic Australia requirements.

Submissions of videos and music scores are via the file upload box on the Entry Form and Uploads page.

Adjudication and Awards

After the closing date for submissions, the adjudicators will receive band recordings for adjudication.

Bands will receive a video recorded adjudication of each of their performances after the conclusion of the festival.

Awards for Bands overall performance will be as follows:

    • Gold – An exemplary display of technical ability and musical interpretation of the composition.
    • Silver – An excellent display of technical ability and musical interpretation of the composition.
    • Bronze – A good display of technical ability and musical interpretation of the composition.

The ANOFOB will make result announcements for each event via the live-streaming and via the ANOFOB Facebook page and website. 

Bands will receive via email adjudication recordings and a certificate following the announcement of these results. 

Additional Requirements

All bands will comply with instructions regarding the uploading and submitting videos, and scores are as advised on our Entry Form and Uploads page. 

Participating bands need to ensure they rehearse and record their videos following the COVID-19 Guidelines directed by their local State Government (in Australia). For example, in NSW, bands would comply with the safety guidelines found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.