The Australian Band
Orchestra Directors’ Association
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 all areas of the country. ABODA is the only in-service organisation in Australia specifically for ensemble directors and communicates with other professional development organisations both locally and internationally.
ABODA is an active and energetic organisation:
ABODA was founded in 1985. The organisation is made up of over 800 members Australia-wide. State branches are in operation in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. Representatives from each branch make up the national board. National ABODA formulates broad policy and maintains important links with overseas organisations, including the Asia Pacific Band Directors Association, the National Band Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.