‘Visions of Australia’ is a musical panorama paying tribute to the epochs in Australia’s history from its Aboriginal predecessors through to its’yet to be determined’ future. The journey begins with a tribute to Aus tralia’s aboriginal past, the arrival of the British Navy and the establishment of the first colony on the shores of Sydney Harbour. The journeythen meanders through to the development of electricity and communicati on, through the wars and to the present. Following a brief reflection onthe past, the music concludes with a stirring and patriotic march-like section representing a confident and bold future. The work is a great challenge for all sections of the band and will be easily accessible to any audience.