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Celebrating excellence in creative and performing arts education in our public schools

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Bandfest Newcastle

Bandfest Newcastle celebrates the performance development of primary and secondary public school bands and is for the enjoyment and enrichment of all school ages.

Bandfest provides an opportunity for school bands to display their progress over the year, observe other bands and receive constructive feedback from recognised musical experts. It provides a learning experience for band members through listening and performance, in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

For more information visit the Bandfest website.

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

2021 dates

Monday 11 to Friday 15 October 2021
(Week 2 Term 4)

Applications open mid Term 3 2021


Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre
Lake Street
Warners Bay NSW 2282


Elizabeth Allanson – Coordinator
Email: elizabeth.allanson@det.nsw.edu.au

Heather Williams – Arts Coordination Officer
Email: heather.l.williams@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0448 556 818