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Peak Hill Regional Finals – Australian National Busking Championships™

PEAK HILL NSW 001Peak Hill NSW will be hosting the Peak Hill Regional Finals – Australian National Busking Championships™ on Saturday 23rd September 2017.

The Australian National Busking Championships™ is an Australia-wide music festival and competition. A unique festival, 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.

ENTRY FORM PEAK HILL 2017 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Additional Group Members List Form for larger groups: GROUP MEMBERS LIST FORM_PEAK HILL 2017

ANBC Logo 150x247Calling All Buskers:

Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be up for grabs at Peak Hill Regional Finals. Peak Hill is the latest regional town to join the ever-growing network of ANBC busking competitions around Australia. These include Stanthorpe Qld, Ballarat Vic, Narooma NSW, Noosa Qld and Cooma NSW.

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.

More information: http://coomamusic.com.au/australian-national-busking-championships

and: https://www.buskingcooma.com/

Cooma Music Competition 2017

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Click here for Entry Form: ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2017

Background:

Cooma Music Competition 2017, now in its twelth year, will provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages and skills to perform and compete. We hope this competition will be as inclusive as possible. The competition will be open to all instruments and voice. Although the competition will be conducted by Cooma School of Music, all musicians are welcome to perform.

Entry is open to all.

Heats will comence at 12 noon on Sunday 23 July.

A timetable of Heats and Competitors will be sent to all the participants before the day.

The winners of the heats will then be invited to perform in a Finals Concert that will then be held on the same day in the evening starting at 7pm. Time allowing, specially invited guests (non- competitors) will also be invited to perform in the Finals Concert.

Venue: St Pauls Anglican Church Hall, 136 Commissioner Street, Cooma NSW 2630

Performers for this concert will be drawn from the winners of the heats as well as invited guest performers.

The major sections will be:

  1. Solo (unaccompanied or accompanied). Solos may be accompanied by a pianist or a guitarist, or other musician or CD backing track. Performers may organize their own accompanist or a piano accompanist will available at the hall if required. (However, please indicate on your entry form if you will need to be provided with an accompanist). CD backing tracks (“Play-along”) will be accepted by prior arrangement.
  2. Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination.
  3. Vocal Groups-including small to large choirs.
  4. Rock Groups-includes all styles. (eg Country, Blues, Jazz, Alternative, etc)
  5. Original Composition – A Song or Instrumental Item-(any style)

Each major section will be subdivided into 3 age groups:

  1. Primary-primary school aged
  2. Secondary-secondary school aged
  3. Open

If there are not enough competitors in the younger age groups, younger players may be invited to compete in an older age group.

The Solos section will also be divided into types of instrument if possible.

These instrumental sub-categories will be:

  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Classical Guitar
  • Modern Guitar (Steel string, acoustic or electric)
  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass)
  • Woodwind & Brass
  • Drums
  • Singing
  • Miscellaneous (any musical instruments not listed above. For example, harmonica, bagpipes, mandolin, banjo, harp, etc)
  • Original Composition (A song or instrumental item)

If there are not enough competitors in any of the heats , performers may be invited to compete in a heat of another instrumental sub-category.

All competitors will receive a Certificate of Participation. Winners of their heats will receive awards.

We will be happy to accept donations and assistance from businesses and individuals to make this competition possible.

We welcome any comments or advice that may help make this competition an exciting and useful event.

Thank you,

Allan Spencer

Download “About” pdf:

ABOUT_Cooma Music Competition 2017

Ballarat Regional Finals – The Map

Here’s the map of the Busking Spots!
It’s going to be a beautiful day @
Ballarat Regional Finals
-The Australian National Busking Championships™
Come and give your support to your favourite performer.
It’s Free!
– Saturday 18th March 2017, endocrinologist Busking starts at 9am.
More Info: http://www.buskingballarat.com.au/

Ballarat Buskers Map 2017

Noosa Regional Finals – The Australian National Busking Championships™

The Australian National Busking Championships™ regional finals are coming to Noosa Qld.

Busking heats on Saturday 10 June 2017

Finals Concert & Award Presentations Sunday 11 June 2017

Entry Form here: 2017 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Noosa

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A Great Day at the Busking! ANBC Cooma 2016

Wow, what a great day! 161 musicians, 28 busking spots, all different genres of music (including a bagpipe band!) over $10,000 in cash prizes!
Rex Regional Airline flights. A whole lot of fun!
Here’s a list of winners:

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See you all next year the first weekend of November 2017!

Links To All Our Regional Busking Competitions:

Here are a list of Our Regional Championships for 2017 so far:

*Stanthorpe Qld – Saturday 25th February 2017

*Ballarat Vic – Saturday 18th March 2017

*Narooma NSW – 27th May 2017

*Noosa Heads Qld – June 2017

*Regional Championship & National Grand Final – Cooma NSW – 4th November 2017

Waltons Bodhrans (Irish Drums)

Waltons Bodhrans Made in Ireland

Waltons Bodhrans Made in Ireland

Waltons Bodhran’s now come in a package with:

  •  Beater
  • Carry Bag
  • DVD Tutor

These Bodhran “Packs” come in 3 sizes:

  • 12″ bodhran pack $69.00
  • 15″ bodran pack $99.00
  • 18″ bodhran pack $119.00

18″ Bodhran Pack $119 each

 Also Available in 15″ Packs for $89 each:

15" Bodhran Packs for $89.00

15″ Bodhran Packs for $99.00 each

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12″ Bodhran Packs $69 each

Waltons also make a premium range of Bodhran for professional players

Waltons also make a premium range of Bodhran for professional players (Turquoise unavailable)

DWM2480 Waltons 16″ Pro Bodhran. $149.00

  • 16″ 5 ply fine wood shell
  • Hand picked premium quality double goatskin head
  • Super grip handle.
  • Celtic embossed, visit this studded leather banding
  • Waltons brass logo plate and pro-beater
  • Ebony finish shell

DWM2487 Waltons 16″ Pro Bodhran. $149.00

  • as above but with 16″ aged oak shell

DWM2497  Waltons 18″ Pro Bodhran. $179.00

  • 18″ 5 ply fine wood shell
  • Hand picked premium quality double goatskin head
  • Super grip handle.
  • Celtic embossed, studded leather banding
  • Waltons brass logo plate and pro-beater
  • Aged oak finish shell (only finish now available – ebony & turquoise finishes discontinued)

DWM2417 Waltons 16″ Turnable Pro Bodhran. $229.00

Specially created by Waltons with the professional player in mind-the las word in tone, build and versatility!

  • Ultra reliable tuning mechanism
  • 16″ 5 ply fine wood shell
  • Hand picked premium quality double goatskin head
  • Super grip handle.
  • Celtic embossed, studded leather banding
  • Waltons brass logo plate and pro-beater
  • Aged oak shell

DWM2437 Waltons 18″ Turnable Pro Bodhran. $249.00

  • as above but 18″ aged oak shell

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

Over $10,000 in Cash Prizes to be won!

saab-in-blue-skyRecord Prize Pool!
This year we have $10, viagra approved  600 in cash prizes plus Rex Regional Express Airlines have donated 2 return flight tickets from Cooma to Sydney. This is valued at $862.40. Entries close this Saturday 29th October.

Check out the full List of Prizes here:

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Entries close Saturday 29th October – Entry Forms here:

ENTRY FORM COOMA 2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS