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About Fanfare

Fanfare is the biennial statewide festival of bands and orchestras from Queensland state schools. It showcases the exciting music making that occurs in school-based ensembles across the state. The emphasis for Fanfare is on improving the quality of ensembles, promoting the highest possible standard of performance, striving for excellence and encouraging participation.

Fanfare was initiated in 1985 to foster the development and highlight the achievements of school-based ensembles in the Instrumental Music program. Since then over 160,000 instrumental music students from across Queensland have participated in the program.

Fanfare provides an opportunity for the school community to celebrate their young musicians and instrumental teachers by encouraging and promoting musical excellence through performance.

It aims to:

  • promote excellence in ensemble performance
  • highlight school-based ensemble performance
  • offer students and teachers of ensembles the experience of expert adjudication
  • provide students and teachers with the opportunity to perform in a music festival with ensembles from other state schools.
Last updated 25 August 2018