Updates and News

Vale - Wally Williams

(12 June 2021)

Neville Lloyd has advised the Association that he received a call from Wally's daughter Julie Williams who informed him that Wally had sadly passed away on Tuesday 8 June 2021.

Wally enlisted on 7 January 1956 as a Band Boy (6th Band Boy Class/10th Intake Army Apprentice) at the Army Apprentice School at Balcombe.

Units served in following his graduation from AAS: Kapooka Band, 1RAR Band (Malaya) and Central Command Band.

No other details are known at this time, but will be updated when further details are known.

RIP Wally... your duty done.

2021 AGM/Reunion Townsville

(29 March 2021)

The Registration form for the 2021 AGM and Reunion in Townsville can be found in the Members Area on this web site

If you require assistance accessing the Members Area please contact the website admin Stu Colhoun

Vale - Barry Rodgers

(22 Feb 2021)

Barry Rodgers, ex Northern Command Band, ex ASM, ex 2MD Band, ex 4MD Band, passed away on 21 Feb 2021.

A funeral service for Barry will be held on 26 March 2021 at 10am. Gregson & Weight Funeral Directors, 159 Wises Road, Buderim QLD.

Medals may be worn as a sign of respect for Barry's service. Due to COVID-19 restrictions numbers attending may be restricted.


Vale - Dougie Burnside

(22 Feb 2021)

Tony Sillcock has advised that Dougie Burnside, ex Central Command Band and 10 Bn RSAR Band, passed away on 21 Feb 2021.

On behalf of the Association I offer our sincere condolences. RIP Doug, job done.


AABC Association Award 2020

(16 Nov 2020)

The 2020 Australian Army Band Corps Association Award recipient is CPL Jacob Curro of AAB Kapooka - Citation

Noteworthy News Newsletter Archive

(26 Sep 2020)

Financial Association members can now access past editions of Noteworthy News on the Association website.

To gain access contact the Association Web Manager, Stu Colhoun, with your name and email address - Contact Web Manager

Once access is granted you will receive an email with a username, password and a link to the secure page.

Once membership fees are paid by 1 July of each year access will be for 12 months or the balance of the financial year from when the fees are paid. 

Newsletter / Database - Personal Address Details - Reminder

(3 Apr 2020)

Association Database Manager Dave Oakley reminds the membership that despite requesting association members to confirm their current Email addresses he says he still had many emails and Newsletters returned.  For those who have changed their address, Email details or your phone/mobile number please contact  Dave to advise him of the change/s.  Dave says if you are unsure if he has all your correct details contact him as he is happy to check the details he has with you. 

Dave's Email address is: sodaveo@kern.com.au or phone: 0438 951 738.

Noteworthy - The Association's Newsletter

Due to the rising costs to produce the Associations Newsletter it was decided at the 2016 AGM that the association would send out the next and consequent Newsletters (Anzac & Corps Birthday editions) electronically (via Email) to our members.  We acknowledge that not everyone of our members have access to Email or doesn't even have a computer, and those members will be sent the Newsletter by mail. 

Dave Oakley, our Database Manager has forwarded a 'test' Email to those members who have provided an Email address together with their details to confirm that the members Email address is correct.  Those members without an Email address will be sent the Newsletter by mail.

 Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Sick Parade Page

The Association website's 'Sick Parade' link lists members who are sick , about to undergo surgery or who are undergoing rehabitation.  Some of these posts are well out of date, so unless the person named or the member who advised us of the members condition has changed they will be deleted.  If you're one of the members that are listed in the page or you were the one that notified us, please advise the Secretary of your updated condition or situation.  Thank you.