About Us

ABODAQ is member-operated and provides events, resources, professional networking and valuable development opportunities, allowing members to:

  • achieve musical, educational and cultural excellence in bands and orchestras within schools and the wider community
  • develop the skills, abilities and techniques needed to be a band and orchestra director
  • improve instrumental music education and ensemble direction
  • meet and share ideas for the advocacy of music
  • leverage the vast array of skills, knowledge and experience within our membership for personal and professional development
  • be successful as a new ensemble director.

Find out more about our Events and Professional Resources.

Our Mission: Empowering you to make better music.




Our Committee

President: Michael Jones

Vice-President: Laurinda Davidson

Treasurer: Paul Kucharski

Secretary: Emma Jiminez

Committee Member: Claire Deady

Committee Member: Jeanette Douglas

Committee Member: Jodie Lutherborrow

Committee Member: Lewes Peddell

Committee Member: Claire Petherick

Committee Member: James Raschle

Committee Member: Rachael Summerville


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