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ANBC comes to Gundagai in 2018

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Gundagai NSW will be hosting a Regional Final of Australian National Busking Championships™ on Saturday 27 October 2018.

The Australian National Busking Championships™ is an Australia-wide network of busking festivals. The ANBC celebrates the rich diversity of Australian music and street performance culture. Throughout the year, Regional Finals are held in towns all over Australia culminating in the ANBC National Grand Final which is held in Cooma NSW on the first weekend of November each year.

Download the Gundagai Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM 2018 Australian National Busking Championships Gundagai

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Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be up for grabs at the ANBC Gundagai Regional Finals. Gundagai is one of the regional towns that have joined the ever-growing network of ANBC busking competitions around Australia.

Dates for 2018 so far are:

Links to all these Regional Busking Competitions may be found at:  https://www.buskingcooma.com/

The Prizes:Photo_Comp_-_2nd

There are generous prizes for 3 age categories, Open (Adult), Secondary (High School Age) and Primary (Primary School Age). Plus lots of other awards such as Peoples Choice Award, Best Band, Country Music, Blues Music, Jazz Music, Classical Music, Folk, Indigenous, Community Based Music, Youth Encouragement, Most Innovative, and Ability Award (for buskers with a disability). Solos, Duos, Groups, Ensembles, Choirs are all welcome. There has even been a prize for non-musical Street Performance such as jugglers, magicians, and dancers.

The winners of each of the 3 age categories will qualify for the ANBC National Grand Final in Cooma.

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Australian National Busking Championships™- Peak Hill NSW Regional Finals

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Peak Hill NSW will be hosting the Peak Hill Regional Finals – Australian National Busking Championships™ on Saturday 15 September 2018.

The Australian National Busking Championships™ is an Australia-wide network of music festivals. The ANBC celebrates the rich diversity of Australian music culture. Through out the year, Regional Finals are held in towns all over Australia culminating in the National Grand Final which is held in Cooma NSW on the first weekend of November each year.

Download Peak Hill Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM PEAK HILL 2018 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Download this additional form for larger groups: GROUP MEMBERS LIST FORM_PEAK HILL 2018

Calling All Buskers:

Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be up for grabs at Peak Hill Regional Finals. Peak Hill is the one regional towns that have joined the ever-growing network of ANBC busking competitions around Australia. Dates for 2018 so far are:

Links to all these Regional Finals may be found at: https://www.buskingcooma.com/

The Prizes:

There are generous prizes for 3 age categories, Open (Adult), Secondary (High School Age) and Primary (Primary School Age). Plus lots of other awards such as: Peoples Choice Award, Best Band, Country Music, Blues Music, Jazz Music, Classical Music, Folk, Indigenous, Community Based Music, Youth Encouragement, Most Innovative, and Ability Award (for buskers with a disability). Solos, Duos, Groups, Ensembles, Choirs are all welcome. There has even been a prize for non-musical Street Performance such as jugglers, magicians and dancers.

The winners of each of the 3 age categories will qualify for the National Grand Final in Cooma.

New Alhambra Classical Guitar with Pickup & Cutaway!

 

Alhambra ZCWE

Alhambra ZCWE

The Alhambra Z natural classical guitar now has a big brother just arrived from Spain!

It’s the Alhambra ZCWE which

Fishman Pickup with Preamp and Chromatic Tuner

Fishman Pickup with Preamp and Chromatic Tuner

is basically, the Z model with an onboard Fishman Pickup & Preamp and a Cut-Away. Big acoustic sound and ready for weddings, parties..anything where more volume is needed.

Recommended retail price $839.

 

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Come and meet the Alhambra Guitar family

Alhambra Classical Guitars – Made in Spain

 

Alhambra Guitars Made in Spain

Alhambra Guitars Made in Spain

We have the Alhambra guitars from Spain.  So you can  pick up a quality hand made Spanish guitar for a great price. All Alhambra are made in Spain and have solid wood tops. The tops are available in solid cedar or spruce. We try to keep this Alhambra models in stock:

  • Alhambra Zero    $499
  • Alhambra Z CW  $839
  • Alhambra 1C        $699
  • Alhambra 2C       $799
  • Alhambra 3C       $940
  • Alhambra 4P     $1160
  • Alhambra 7C     $1740

More concert models are available through special order from $4,000 to $17,000

Also in smaller sizes:

  • Alhambra 1C Requinto 1/2 Size (Solid cedar top)_______$699
  • Alhambra 1C Cadete 3/4 Size (Solid cedar top)_____$699

(We try to have all these models in stock, however this may be subject to availability as all Alhambra guitars are imported from Spain) 

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Click here to see and hear these lovely guitars.

Alhambra model Z with cutaway and pickup $769

Alhambra model Z with cutaway and pickup $839

Alhambra model Z Natural

Alhambra model Z Natural $499

 

Alhambra 7C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top-solid mahogany back & sides) $1740

Alhambra 7C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top-solid mahogany back & sides) $1740

Alhambra 4P Classical Guitar (solid cedar top pictured-rosewood back & sides) $1098

Alhambra 4P Classical Guitar (solid cedar top pictured-rosewood back & sides) $1160

Alhambra 3C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $906

Alhambra 3C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $940

Alhambra 2C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $769

Alhambra 2C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $799

Alhambra 1C (Solid Cedar Top) $549-Great beginners guitar!

Alhambra 1C (Solid Cedar Top) $699-Great guitar for the serious beginner!

Alhambra Model Zero – A Great Student Guitar

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The luthiers at the premier Spanish guitar making workshop,  Alhambra, website have just come out with a new student model classical guitar, the model zero.

Alhambra model zero. Made in Spain for just $399

Alhambra model zero. Made in Spain for just $499

This is a lovely matte finished full-sized classical guitar with a solid cedar top. It retails for the amazing price of just $499!

The previous entry point guitar in the Alhambra range was its glossy brother, the model 1C which retails for $699. That’s $200 more than the new model zero.

This new model zero is an amazing guitar for the price. It has a beautiful solid cedar top which gives it a full deep rich bass and a warm sustaining treble, plus there’s heaps of volume.

How can they do it for the price? Maybe they saved on the no-frills matte finish. Probably, but what a guitar! Made in Spain for $499. This is really going to upset the Chinese. The Spanish guitar makers are fighting back!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

About ANBC Cooma 2017

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The Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) is now in it’s 6th year. For the first four years the ANBC has been held exclusively in Cooma NSW, the picturesque and historic capital of Australia’s Snowy Mountains. We have thought of these early years as the first stage in the ANBC vision for the future.

The next stage now is to make this event a truly National Championship by holding ANBC Regional Busking Competitions in various regional towns around Australia. The winners from these regional events will be then invited to complete in the National Grand Final back in Cooma in November of each year.

These are our 2017 Regional Busking Competitions so far:

  • Stanthorpe Qld – 25 February
  • Ballarat Vic – 18 March
  • Narooma NSW – 27 May
  • Noosa Qld – 10 June
  • Peak Hill NSW – 23 September

In 2018 we could have as many as seven more regional towns on board.

How Does This Work in Cooma?

  1. The buskers are assigned special locations (Busking Hot Spots), at various times, around the CBD Cooma.
  2. A timetable is given to all the registered buskers.
  3. Roaming judges assess these busking performances during the day.
  4. The Judges produce a short list of the best buskers who are then invited to compete in a Grand Final Concert at 4:00 pm at Centennial Park.
  5. First place winners from the Open, Secondary and Primary age categories from the other ANBC Regional Competitions also qualify for a place a the Grand Final. These first place winners are also welcome to busk during the day as they can earn cash tips and Peoples Choice Award votes.
  6. The prizes are then awarded to the buskers with the most outstanding performances at this Grand Finals Concert.

The People’s Choice Award.

All buskers are encouraged to earn cash tips throughout the competition. 100% of this money made in cash tips is theirs to keep. Buskers may also sell their CDs and other merchandise.100% of this money from these sales will also go to these buskers. So besides the extra dollars that enterprising buskers can make in tips and sales there’s over $10,000 in cash to be won. This $10,000 prize pool is made up of over twenty different categories. Among these generous prizes there’s the Peoples Choice Awards where the public gets to vote for their favourite busker. The Peoples Choice Awards are $2,000 in total.

  1. These prizes are awarded to the buskers that get the most Busker Votes.
  2. The public will be able to purchase Busker Votes for $1 each on the day from the Cooma Rotary Club.
  3. There’s a limit of 50 Busker Votes per customer.
  4. The customer must validate their Busker Votes by writing their name and telephone number on the back of their Busker Votes.
  5. Invalid Busker Votes will not be counted.
  6. The public then can vote for their favorite busker by tipping that busker with Busker Votes.
  7. By the way, all of the Busker Votes will be placed into a Lucky Draw for several great prizes.
  8. The Busker Votes Lucky Draw will be conducted during the Finals Concert at the end of the day after all the Busker Votes have been counted.
  9. So the public can share in the fun of the Grand Final Concert by also having a chance at winning prizes.

All The Prizes:

  • Competitors must be at the Grand Final Concert to win a prize.
  • In the Age Categories (Open/Secondary/Primary) competitors must be ready to perform on stage.
  • If deemed necessary the judges may decide to award extra places in the Age Categories. Suitable cash amounts will be allocated to these extra places.

Open Age Category

  • $2,000 – First Place (Open Champion)
  • $1,000 – Second Place
  • $500 – Third Place

Secondary Age Category

  • $500 – First Place (Secondary Champion)
  • $300 – Second Place
  • $200 – Third Place

Primary Age Category

  • $300 – First Place (Primary Champion)
  • $200 – Second Place
  • $100 – Third Place

Best Band – $1,000

Best School Group – $1,000

Peoples Choice Awards

  • $1,000 – First Place
  • $700 – Second Place
  • $300 – Third Place

Special Judges Awards.

$200 each – These are awards that, where appropriate, recognize and encourage the abilities of some buskers in various categories and with a variety of skills. In the past, we have awarded Special Judges Awards for:

  • Indigenous
  • Ability (for buskers with a disability)
  • Multicultural
  • Family
  • Country/Bluegrass
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Folk
  • Community Based Music
  • Youth Encouragement

Important Links:

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ANBC Cooma 2017 – Entry Form-Out Now!

Australian National Busking Championships™

Cooma Regional Competition and National Grand Final

Saturday 4 November 2017

Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_2017 Cooma AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Attachment Form for larger groups: GROUP MEMBERS LIST FORM_Cooma 2017

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