Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands & Strings


Saturday 28th August –  Saturday 4th September 2021*

Venue: TBC

Every year young musicians from around Victoria converge on Ballarat for the Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands and Strings.  A lively program that runs for over a week early September each year The Festival program includes novice, junior, senior and advanced sections across most performance categories. Our strings sections include the D’Addario Area Orchestra where combined school string orchestra compete at the highest level. The Festival of the Bands includes both stage and concert band sections featuring the prestigious Petera Clamp Prize for Premier Grade Concert Bands. Other performance categories include percussion ensembles,  jazz bands and a suite of VCE ensemble sections.

2020 VSMF Repertoire Selections for Concert Bands



Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands & Strings is proudly sponsored by:


Freemasons Foundation Victoria – Contributing to a better Victoria, proud supporters of Royal South Street Society.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Freemasons Foundation Victoria and Freemasons who have supported Royal South Street Society and Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings since 2010.

Freemasons – Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders.

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*This is the proposed dates for 2021 and may be subject to change.

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