About anboc

The Australian National Band and Orchestra Conference (ANBOC) is a biennial professional development event hosted by the State Chapters of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA). anboc 2018 is proudly hosted by ABODA Queensland, and will be the premier gathering for Australian instrumental music educators and ensemble directors. anboc 2018 will provide delegates with extensive professional development activities, outstanding performances and masterclasses, as well a broad range of networking opportunities.


(on and off the podium)

Explore techniques and ideas from leading practitioners and researchers, to build a cohesive and thriving music program around a common curriculum for teaching both on and off the podium.

Navigating the Middle Years

Experienced middle-school educators will share their insights into the challenges relating to students of this age, and provide practical strategies and tools to help you inspire those students to make it through “the hump years”.


Discover how making an active investment in your health, wellbeing, and mindfulness can translate into more energy, greater focus, a long and fulfilling career, and the best outcomes for your students and ensembles.


ABODA Queensland in conjunction with ABODA National have attracted a distinguished group of Australian and international presenters, conductors and performers to form the core of the conference program.

Wendy Hart-Higdon

Director of Bands, Creekside MS, Carmel Indiana, USA

Wendy Higdon is the Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department Chair at Creekside Middle School in Carmel, Indiana, United States. Under her direction, the Creekside Wind Symphony was honoured

Dr Peter Morris

Head of Ensembles, QCGU

Dr Peter Morris is the Senior Lecturer in Conducting and Head of Ensembles at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. He is the resident conductor of the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and


Early Bird Available Now
Full Price From 11st May 2018
Conference Dinner

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday 4th October

 9:30am Registration, 10am Opening of Conference, 5pm Welcome Drinks, 7pm Concert At QCGU Theatre

Friday 5th October

7pm Dinner at Popolo

Saturday 6th October

7:00pm Concert at QCGU Theatre

Sunday 7th October

Free tickets to the National Honours Ensemble Program, 6pm SHEP SyO Big Band concert