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Streaming Updates

No more sleeps! It’s here! It’s time for the Australian National Band Championships!

We have worked away feverishly making sure everything will be great for the stream. Especially for you, Loyal Viewer…

Here are a few updates

  • We are bumped in for Halls 1 and 2. Fast internet, interesting camera angles and great audio. You’re all in for a treat.
  • We will also be live streaming the Parade of Bands and ANZAC ceremony on the Saturday morning. If it rains, this will be tricky. Luckily we have our amazing multi use towels to dry ourselves off with.
  • We’ll be conducting interviews and vox pops over the course of the competition. Feel free to come and say hello and we’ll try to get your voice out live on the internet
  • We will be streaming the Hall 3 action as well (Saturday afternoon only). This will be Junior Brass and D Grade Concert bands. I’ll put a watch-now button up for that on Saturday morning.
  • We will be running a People’s Choice Award again. Not sure if we’ll have an impressive trophy or not
  • We will be doing in-person sales of all our merchandise. Cheaper if you buy in person because there’s no shipping! We won’t have a table set up (since we’ll be so busy delivering such an amazing quality live stream), but come and see us and we’ll be able to sort you out.

That’s all for now… If you’ve got any questions, ask on the live-chat (on the watch-now pages) or send an email to me at

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New Website & Merchandise

Hi Loyal Viewers

Hope you’re all doing really well. Brassbanned has just re-launched our latest website… what do you think? We like it. But, we are willing to listen to your comments.

Also, we have just put through an order for some merchandise and have set up an online store! This means that you too can dress as fashionably as the Brassbanned team – caps, tshirts and more will soon be available for sale. We are even getting an actual logo designed. Are we going too far? You tell us…

We’ve started getting interviews filmed in the lead up to the Australian Nationals in April…Keep an eye on the site. If you really want someone (including yourself) to be interviewed, please send an email to me and I’ll get to work. Email at

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South Australian Band Championships – Live Stream

Hahndorf Autumn

Brassbanned is excited to announce it will be live broadcasting the 2014 South Australian Band Championships. That’s right, the intrepid stream-team will be heading to Hahndorf – try to wrangle internet connections – and ultimately bring you (dear, constant and loyal viewer) another fabulous brass band live stream.

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

The musical side of things definitely sounds amazing. I’ve had a sneak peak at the program, and there will be a number of excellent venues used over the course of the weekend – so if you’re anywhere remotely close to Adelaide, make sure you get along in person. If, however, you’re not so close – rest assured that the Brassbanned Stream-Team will be doing everything in its power to bring most of the action your way.

As there are a relatively large number of venues running at the same time, we will not be able to broadcast absolutely everything. Instead, we’ll cherry-pick the events that:

  1. Are in the venues with the best internet connections
  2. Seem like they will be interesting to most people
  3. Have convenient parking spaces

So, we do apologize in advance if we happen to miss a section that you were keen to see! Also – worth noting that Hahndorf is right on the cusp of 3G / 4G… so we will be relying on many things going right for the live stream to happen. Cross your fingers!More updates as they come to hand. I’ll be doing a site inspection on Friday afternoon, hoping to find out a little bit more about the various internet connections on offer.

So, over the next few days make sure you know how to plug your laptop into your big TV, you’ve got your finest speakers ready – and stock up your fridge. We both know that you won’t be leaving the house this weekend… not when there’s a brass band live stream on Brassbanned!

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