Save the date: 2020 ABODA South Australia
School Band and Orchestra Festival

August 12 - 14, 2020

2019 ABODA South Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival


Percussion Ensemble Results

String Ensemble Results

Concert Band Results

Stage Band Results

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August 14 - 16, 2019 will see Westminster School's Michael Murray Performing Arts Centre  as the centre of activity for the 2019 Band and Orchestra Festival once again. Graded sections for Percussion Ensembles, String Orchestras, Concert Bands and Stage Bands will again be adjudicated by some of Australia's most well respected musicians and conductors.

Further details on this great event can be found in the following links:


ABODA SA presents the South Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival 2018



Michael Murray Performing Arts Centre, 
Westminster School, Alison avenue Marion, SA


Wednesday, 22nd August to Friday, 24th August, 2018


Adjudicators consider the merits of the various Bands and Orchestras and award Gold , Silver and Bronze Awards to all ensembles participating. In addition to the Gold/Silver/Bronze awards, an overall Section winner is announced.

Adjudicators 2018:

Percussion: Nick Parnell

Strings: Mark Sullivan and Julian Ferraretto

Concert Bands: Bob Hower, Ed Fairlie and John Lynch

Stage Bands: Ed Fairlie, Robert Booth and Bob Hower


Percussion Ensembles
String Ensembles and Orchestras

Concert Bands: Junior, Novice,  Intermediate and Advanced

Stage Bands: Junior/Novice, Intermediate and Advanced 

Percussion Equipment Provided

Major Sponsors

The following Percussion equipment will be available for both the Percussion Ensemble and Concert Band Sections:

  • 4 1/3 Octave Marimba

  • Vibraphone

  • 4 Oct Xylophone

  • Concert Bass Drum

  • 3 x Snare Drums

  • Drumkit (additional Snare Drum and suspended Cymbal on stand)

  • Wind Chimes

  • Orchestral Bells

  • Congas

  • Timbales

  • Bongos

  • Tam Tam

  • Roto Toms

  • Orchestral Crash Cymbals

  • 4 Adams Timpani

  • Grand Piano

  • Electric Piano

Please Note: Any additional percussion instruments beyond those listed above (Inc. all sticks/leads) will need to be provided by the performing ensemble/school. Cymbals/Snare Drums must not be removed or changed from the Drumkit setup.