Coughlan Event

The Frank Coughlan Premier Big Band Event

is open to the elite Big Band programs from across Australia.


Curated by one of Australia's best known and loved big band leaders and music educator, John Morrison, the Coughlan event aims to bring together promising school-aged players with some of the big names from the Australian and international big band and jazz music scenes.


The Festival is thrilled to have secured the services of world renowned jazz artist and clinician, Denis DiBlasio, for this year's event. Check out more about Denis below:



Bio for Denis DiBlasio


Website for Denis DiBlasio


DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION DETAILS HERE if you would like to be considered for this event. 


THIS EVENT IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY. If you have not been in the event previously you are strongly advised to contact the School Band Festival prior to submitting your application.