- Overview -

1. Purpose of APBDA and Its Conference 2018

The Asia and Pacific Band Directors’ Association (APBDA) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of wind instrument music and promoting exchanges between band directors and wind music lovers through research presentations and lectures on wind music, concerts and other related activities. The APBDA Conference is hosted by those member countries and regions every two years. The 20th Conference 2018 is to be held in Hamamatsu City with the aim to promote and develop wind instrument music in general while disseminating “Hamamatsu, City of Music” to people in and outside of Japan.

2. Schedule

July 19 (Thu), 2018 ~July 22 (Sun), 2018

July 19 (Thu)
Opening Concert(ACT CITY Hamamatsu Concert Hall)
July 20 (Fri)
・Regional Concert
(Hamakita Culture Center・Auditorium of Hamamatsu Municipal Senior High School・Mikkabi Culture Hall・
Yuto Culture Center)
・Promenade Concert(“SORAMO”Hamamatsu Gallery Mall)
July 21 (Sat)
・Symposium(ACT CITY Hamamatsu Congress Center 4F Room 41)
・Main Concert Day 1(ACT CITY Hamamatsu Main Hall)
July 22 (Sun)
・Main Concert Day 2(ACT CITY Hamamatsu Main Hall)
・Closing Concert(ACT CITY Hamamatsu Main Hall)

3. Venues

ACT CITY Hamamatsu, Hamakita Culture Center, Yuto Culture Center, Mikkabi Culture Hall, Auditorium of Hamamatsu Municipal Senior High School, “SORAMO” Hamamatsu Gallery Mall and others

4. Organizers

Hamamatsu City, Hamamatsu Cultural Foundation, Japanese Band Directors Association (JBA)

5. Co-organizers

Hamamatsu Board of Education, The Hamamatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hamamatsu and Lake Hamana Tourism Bureau, Hamamatsu Fondation for International Communication and Exchange

6. Cooperator

Hamamatsu Band Association

7. Sponsors

Yamaha Corporation, JTB Corporation

8. Supported by

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Australian Embassy Tokyo, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Japan, Office of Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Malaysia in Japan, Embassy the Republic of Korea in Japan, Korean Cultural Center, Shizuoka Prefectural Government, Shizuoka Prefectural Board of Education, All Japan Band Association, Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC), Japan Academic Society of Wind Music, National Association of Upper Secondary School Principals, All Japan Senior High School Cultural Federation, Shizuoka Prefectural Association of Upper Secondary School Principals, Shizuoka Prefectural Association of School Principals, Shizuoka Prefectural Cultural Federation of Senior High Schools, Shizuoka Prefectural Band Association, Japan Broadcasting Corporation(NHK) Shizuoka Station, Shizuoka Asahi Television Co., Ltd., Shizuoka Daiichi Television Corporation, Shizuoka Shimbun and Shizuoka Broadcasting System, Shizuoka Telecasting Co., Ltd., The Chunichi Shimbun, Tokai Headquarters, The Asahi Shimbun Shizuoka General Bureau, The Sankei Shimbun Shizuoka Bureau, Nikkei Inc. Hamamatsu Bureau, The Mainichi Shimbun Shizuoka Bureau, The Yomiuri Shimbun Hamamatsu Bureau, Shizuoka FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Hamamatsu FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Kanzanji Onsen Ryokan Association, Hamamamtsu Souvenirs Association

9. Member Countries and Regions to date

Japan, Australia, China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau

10. Secretariat

111-1 Itaya-machi Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City 430-7790
c/o Hamamatsu cultural Foundation
e-mail apbda2017-2018@hcf.or.jp

Secretariat of APBDA 2018 :
c/o Hamamatsu cultural Foundation
Phone: 81-(0)53-451-1151 81-(0)53-451-1151