2018 Post Festival Date Change Survey Results

Based on the results of the Post Festival Survey 2018, the Festival dates for 2019 will be: Senior Festival:  August 9th-11th Junior Festival: September 12th-15th Please see the results of the survey  published on the specific site page. Thank you  to all of those who contributed their thoughts, your willingness to have a voice is … More 2018 Post Festival Date Change Survey Results

Conducting Workshop with Mark Laycock

The Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (WA) will be holding a string conducting workshop and masterclass with presenter Mark Laycock on Saturday 7th July 9am-4pm at Trinity College East Perth. At 4:00pm, there will be a reception organised by AUSTA (Australian String Teachers Association) as a welcome to their National Conference held from Saturday … More Conducting Workshop with Mark Laycock

Swing into Summer 2017

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th December 2017 UWA School of Music ABODA WA is proud to present the sixth annual conducting Summer School, presented in conjunction with the UWA School of Music Summer Music Academy. A three day event for conductors of all levels, covering score analysis, advanced conducting techniques and open masterclasses, with opportunities … More Swing into Summer 2017

Cheese and Chit Chat with Chris Dragon

WEDNESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 5PM AT CHURCHLANDS S.H.S. Come and chat with Chris Dragon; Perth born conductor extraordinaire and associate conductor with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Learn tips and tricks of rehearsal and baton technique and ask questions about his conducting career and experience. Entry: Free for ABODA members, $10 non-members. Please RSVP to sara@abodawa.com.au West … More Cheese and Chit Chat with Chris Dragon

ABODA WA Inc. Committee 2017

Congratulations and thank you to all members of the 2016 ABODA WA Inc. committee. 2016/17 saw the development of the new format of the W.A. Schools’ Concert Bands and Orchestras Festivals, a partnership with UWA for our Swing into Summer conducting clinic and the organisation of network meeting sessions with Stephen Williams, Jessica Gethin, Dale … More ABODA WA Inc. Committee 2017


The ABODA WA Inc. AGM will be held in the Trinity College staff room on Monday 3rd April at Trinity College, East Perth beginning at 5.30pm. The staff room is located on the third level of the Trinity College Cultural Building (the big yellow building visible from Nelson Crescent). We would love to catch up with as many of … More ABODA WA Inc. AGM

Yamaha Music Australia $100,000 Band Giveaway

YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE In 2017 Yamaha Music Australia is choosing one school that needs a helping hand in getting a band program off the ground by providing them with a school-changing giveaway and launch concert with Guy Sebastian! After the appointment of Dr Rob McWilliams as Yamaha’s ‘Education Outreach Clinician’ in 2016 the … More Yamaha Music Australia $100,000 Band Giveaway