Band and Orchestra Month Aotearoa (BOMA) – August 2016


The NZCBA is proud to announce a world first. In August 2016, we will be celebrating the very first Band and Orchestra Month. The month will celebrate and promote concert, jazz and school bands and orchestras of all levels. As part of the celebrations, we are also holding a competition for school students to compose a piece of music for a band or orchestra. “Anthem” is open to any students at a school to compose a piece of music for a beginner band or orchestra. “Anthem Plus” is also open to any school student to compose a piece of music for an intermediate or advanced concert, jazz, school band or orchestra. Prizes at this stage include a recording by a professional ensemble of the work and distribution nationwide to schools and community ensembles.



The following organisations are supporting BOMA:

* NZ School of Music


* KBB Music Festival (Aug 15-20)

* WeBO (August 13&14)

* NZCBA National Festival (Aug 5&6)

* Christchurch Big Band Festival

* JazzQuest

* Southern Jam

* Brass Bands Assoc.

* RNZAF Band

* RNZ Navy Band

* Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust

* TourTime

TourTime are also promoting BOMA to international groups to tour New Zealand in August 2016 and to take part in the numerous festivals happening during the month.

If your ensemble or organisation would like to support BOMA and list any events you have coming up in August 2016, please contact us  or visit the website at and let me know what you have going on!

Here’s looking forward to an awesome month in 2016.

Andrew Stopps NZCBA President 2013-