The Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) is Australia’s premier in-service support organisation for school and community band and orchestra directors, pledging ongoing commitment to the growth of music education and community music making throughout our country.
Our biennial conference (ANBOC) provides an immensely valuable opportunity to come together and celebrate the tremendous work occurring in schools and community ensembles across a musical landscape as vast and uniqueas the land on which we walk. It is our hope that the plethora of offerings from international, national and local experts and ensembles will excite, inspire and ignite your own personal growth andin turn, profoundly impact on the musicians in your care. Events of this nature provide poignant opportunities for collaboration and sharing amongst our community, generating lasting benefits beyond the conference coda.
This is an opportunity not to be missed!
In anticipation of this momentous symposium, we thank ABODA Queensland and our anboc 2018 sponsors for the mountain of generosity already invested, and that which is yet to come.
I look forward to our dialogue at anboc 2018.
James Le Fevre
ABODA National President
This year’s program boasts over 70 professional development opportunities for strings, band, jazz and orchestral conductors of school and community ensembles. We hope that you will be spoilt for choice, selecting from keynotes, lectures, ensemble workshops, panel discussions, rehearsal observations and interactive sessions as well as numerous concerts hosted at the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Theatre. You will have the opportunity to apply for conducting masterclasses, and book conducting lessons and physiotherapy sessions onsite as well as explore the extensive trade display on the Queensland Terrace.
There will be countless networking and social activities commencing with the welcome drinks and trade display opening on Thursday as well as the conference dinner on the Friday evening, proudly sponsored by Popolo Italian kitchen and bar in Southbank.
At anboc 2018 we are ‘going green’, all resources and links to sponsors and trade sales will be provided through in the participant only section of the website with the ability to select your sessions and register via your name tag for CPD hours. To complement this, items in your conference bag will be reusable or recyclable as well as a little bit fun!
Enjoy exploring the website and I look forward to seeing you at anboc 2018.
President ABODA Queensland
Conference Chair ANBOC 2018