BIG BAND BLAST EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC (COVID-19)

A message from the board of Big Band Blast

It is with great regret that the Big Band Blast event for 2020 has been cancelled.

The Chief Medical Examiner of Australia has recommended that mass gatherings within a single location (such as Big Band Blast) not be permitted to proceed under current circumstances.

 

Our first concern is for the health and welfare of the participants and our volunteers and as a small organisation, we are unable to meet the risk requirements demanded during a national pandemic.

 

We will be offering a full refund of deposits paid to Big Band Blast or an option to roll the deposit forward to the 2021 event is available.

 

We wish to acknowledge and thank all the band directors, teaching staff and volunteers who have worked so hard preparing for this year’s event and trust you will understand the need for us to take this action.

 

We look forward to your participation in Big Band Blast 2021 and thank you for your ongoing support. Dates are confirmed as May 28-30, 2021.

 

The Board of Big Band Blast

14th March 2020

Big Band Blast, Australia's ultimate Big Band festival, is a conference event for big bands of all genres, ages, and abilities. Held in beautiful Port Macquarie across 3 days from May 29th to 31st, 2020, band registration includes performances by up to 35 participating big bands across 4 stages, jam sessions, workshops with guest clinicians, feature performances by premier guest bands, a crazy street parade, and concert night with special guest performers. Clinicians/performers for 2020 are Ross Irwin and Adam Page as well as our regulars - John Morrison, Ed Wilson, Jacki Cooper and our patron Judy Bailey. Also featuring this year is the inaugural Australian National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Australian Army Band Sydney. 

SATURDAY 30th and SUNDAY 31st May

PANTHERS CLUB 
FROM 10AM - 5PM SAT

FROM 10AM - 2 SUN

BANDEMONIUM
4 STAGES
35 GREAT BANDS

FRIDAY 29th May

PANTHERS CLUB AUDITORIUM

6PM

BLAST OFF!!!
LAUNCH CONCERT AND BIG BAND JAM WITH ED WILSON

SUNDAY 31st May

9AM

RIVERSIDE PARADE 
at
WESTPORT PARK

SATURDAY 30th and SUNDAY 31st May

PANTHERS CLUB

WORKSHOPS

CONTACT US

BIG BAND BLAST ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

15 SUNCREST AVE, NEWPORT, NSW 2106

0419 868 515

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