Category Archives: Competitions

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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The Winners Cooma Music Competition 2016

THE FINALISTS

This year’s 11th Cooma Music Competition was a a great success with over 50 musicians performing competing in heats all day from 12 noon. And then 16 were selected  perform in a Finals Concert at 7 pm to win 8 major prizes

Mia Mrsic won her heats in Piano Secondary & Strings Secondary. Mia went on to win The Peter de Jager Piano Prize & The P D Murphy Award for Strings

Mia Mrsic won her heats in Piano Secondary & Strings Secondary. Mia went on to win The Peter de Jager Piano Prize & The P D Murphy Award for Strings

Here are the results from the heats:

  • Piano Primary – Ella Mrsic
  • Piano Secondary – Mia Mrsic
  • Strings Primary – Ella Mrsic
  • Strings Secondary – Mia Mrsic
  • Voice Primary – Isobel Walker
  • Woodwind & Brass – Rachel Bennett
  • Classical Guitar Primary – Olo Brademann
  • Classical Guitar Secondary – Darcy Clayton
  • Instrumental Ensemble – The Brademann Brothers
  • Voice Secondary – Matilda Rose
  • Group Voice Secondary – Emma & Matilda
  • Voice Open – Nancy Groves
  • Original Secondary – Shelby Grace
  • Original Open –  Timothy Cooke
  • Wild Cards – Dante Clavijo & Laila Bradshaw

Here are the results from the Finals Concert:

 

  • Frank Scott Music Award – for any concert band instrument (Trophy & $50 voucher)  – Rachel Bennett
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award – for most outstanding primary performance (Trophy & $50 voucher) – Olo Brademann
  • P D Murphy Award for Strings – for best performance on Violin, recipe Viola or Cello (Trophy & $50 voucher) – Mia Mrsic
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize – for best piano performance (Trophy & $200 voucher) – Mia Mrsic
  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award – (Trophy & $200 voucher) – Dante Clavijo
  • Ron Cox Vocal Award – (Trophy & $100 voucher) – Laila Bradshaw
  • Original Composition Award -(Trophy & $50 voucher) – Shelby Grace
  • People’s Choice Award – (Trophy & $100 voucher) Matilda Rose & The Brademann Brothers
There were 11 competitors in the Voice Secondary heat

There were 11 competitors in the Voice Secondary heat

The Brademann Brothers were a popular choice

The Brademann Brothers were a popular choice

 

 

Cooma Music Competition 2016 – 24th July

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Download ENTRY FORM here: ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2016_02

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Cooma Music Competition 2016, now in its 11th 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 24th 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.

photo 2015_peoples choiceThe 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. Small Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination up to and including 6 players.
  3. Large Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination over 6 players.
  4. Vocal Groups-including small to large choirs.
  5. Rock Groups-includes all styles. (eg Country, Blues, Jazz, Alternative, etc)
  6. 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.

10These 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.

cooma music competition 2016 posterAll 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.

FINAL CONCERT AWARDS:

  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award – Trophy & $200 in value
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize – Trophy & $200 in value
  • Ron Cox Music Award _Vocal – Trophy & $100  in value
  • Original Award Composition – Certificate & $100  in value
  • Frank Scott Music Award _Woodwind, Brass or Drums – Trophy & $50  in value
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award –Trophy & $50  in value
  • P D Murphy Strings Award_Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass – Trophy & $50  in value
  • The People’s Choice Award – Trophy & $100  in value

Download ENTRY FORM here: ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2016_02

What A Great Night! Cooma Youth Music Awards 2016

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This year it was decided to trial a new venue, The Two Vaults Restaurant in Sharp Street. This proved to be a stroke of genius and credit must go to Emma Green for this idea.

22 young Cooma musicians participated in the 2 1/2 hour event. These wonderful young artists performed for a capacity audience of over 120 people with standing room only! The standard of performance was extremely high.

There were 2 age categories: Juniors (12 to 15 years of age) and Seniors (16 to 25 years of age). They competed for 6 prizes that totalled over $400 in value. Gunther Gorman and Graham French were our volunteer judges. Their task, needless to say, was formidable.

The winners were:
Best Performance Seniors: Trio band – Oscar Litchfield, Dominic Holgate & Harry Paradice
Best Performance Juniors: Burnum Brademann (classical guitar)
Special Judges’ Award: Oscar Litchfield
Special Judges’ Award: Matilda Rose
Special Judges’ Award: Shelby Grace
Special Judges’ Award: Laila Bradshaw

More feedback, video and photos may be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/coomamusic/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1069743986411887/

Cooma Youth Music Awards 2016 – 14th April

We have just received two stunning Ross Martin banjos. They are now on display in the shop.

These instruments were handmade by local craftsman, here
Ross Martin. They are works of art as well as superb musical instruments that are meant to be played.

The 005 Banjo features a Tallowwood body or pot, Peppermint Eucalypt  neck and Mulga fingerboard.

The 006 Banjo features an Ironbark body or pot, Rosewood Neck & Fingerboard and Beefwood face plate.

They both have a strong rich tone and are a joy to play.

They are a bargain at $2,200 each.

Available from: Cooma School of Music

Shop 2, Parkview Arcade
123 Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Emailallan@coomamusic.com.au

Cooma Youth Music Awards 2015 Winners

Cooma Youth Music Awards 2015 Winners

NYW-Logo-Colour-Vertical-with-taglineCooma School of Music has joined forces again with The Hub Youth Centre and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council to present  the Cooma Youth Music Awards 2016. This music competition is designed especially for the young musicians in Cooma and region.

This special event will an important part of National Youth Week (8-17 April)

  • When: Thursday 14th April 2016, medications
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  • Where: The Two Vaults Restaurant, 161 Sharp Street Cooma
    (opposite The Alpine Hotel)
  • Cost: Free to competitors and their families and friends. Food and beverages will be available to purchase from the restaurant.

All styles of music are welcome – soloists, bands, vocalists.

The Prizes will be donated by  National Youth Week and Cooma School of Music.

  • Best Performance-Seniors ( 16 to 25 years of age) – (valued at $200)
  • Best Performance-Juniors  (12 to 15 years of age) – (valued at $100)
  • 4 X Special Judge’s Awards (any age – including primary) – (valued $25)
Entry is Free.
All performers must be registered by Monday 11th April 2016. Entry Forms are available at Cooma School of  Music or download a pdf Entry Form here:
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Australian National Busking Championships™- South East Queensland Regional Finals – Stanthorpe

Why am I so passionate about Australian National Busking Championships™
ANBC strives to reflect the wonderful diversity of music in our community. And it does this in an inclusive way.
All ages, life all genres, try all levels of skill, professionals and amateurs, solos, groups, people with disabilities, indigenous, multicultural.
This is why I’m so passionate about this project because it’s about all sorts of people playing and sharing their music in the community.

Here’s the results for ANBC 2015:

Prizes & Winners 2015

This years ANBC will be in Cooma on Saturday 5th November 2016. This event will include the Grand Finals for the whole of Australia.


Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

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Over $5, abortion
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, sickness
    000 – Open Champion, $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more) – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students)- $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students)- $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards – $200.00 – Special Award/s

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After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

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What are the Benefits for Buskers at Australian National Busking Championships™

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  2. neuropathist sans-serif;”>Lots of prizes to go around – Multiple prizes for 3 age categories, visit best band, and special judges awards.
  3. All genres of music welcome – from country to blues, from folk to classical
  4. Singers and instrumentalists welcome.
  5. Non-musical street entertainers welcome
  6. Solos, Duos, Trios and larger ensembles and choirs welcome.
  7. All cash tips you make on the day are yours to keep
  8. Sell your CDs and merchandise – no problems
  9. Enjoy the attention and encouragement of large numbers of happy people in Stanthorpe – they are there to enjoy the festival and your music.
  10. Winners of the age categories will automatically qualify to compete in the Grand Final in Cooma NSW
  11. All the top performers will receive year-round promotion through our website and social media pages = gigs!
  12. Last but not least – it’s so much Fun! We’ve found in Cooma that many buskers have been coming back year after year, many travelling hundreds of miles. Prizes or no prizes!

 

Attention All Schools! – Australian National Busking Championships™ 2016

Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

treat sans-serif;”>Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

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sans-serif;”>Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

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After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected

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Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

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000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, rx
    000 – Open Champion, $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more) – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students)- $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students)- $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards – $200.00 – Special Award/s

Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected

Links to:

 

 
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

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Over $5, opisthorchiasis
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, patient
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    $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more) – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students)- $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students)- $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards – $200.00 – Special Award/s

Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected

Links to:

 

 
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Prizes and Awards for all ages!

Stanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

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Over $5, rubella
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, viagra 000 – Open Champion, $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award: – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more): – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students): – $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students): – $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards: – $200.00 – Special Award/s

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