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Australian National Busking Championships™ is looking to grow!

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– A Unique Music Festival For Your Town

About:

The Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) is now in it’s 5th 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 Preliminary Championships in various regional towns around Australia. The winners from these regional events will be then invited to complete in the Grand Final back in Cooma on the first weekend in November of each year.

This event has been a great success from day one and as the years have gone by we have developed a template for this festival that we feel, can work in any town with the right kind support and know-how.

We have already had a wonderfully successful ANBC Preliminary Regional Final in Stanthrope, Queensland this year in February.

Stanthorpe Photo Album:  http://coomamusic.com.au/australian-national-busking-championships/anbc-stanthorpe-my-photo-album

Stanthorpe Video Album: http://coomamusic.com.au/australian-national-busking-championships/anbc-stanthorpe-2016-video

A Unique Music Festival:

The Australian National Busking Championships™ is a different sort of music festival for Australia. Music festivals in Australia have typically been based on a particular style of music, e.g. Tamworth Country Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival. The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the buskers that perform in this festival bring a huge variety of music to the event. Whether that be Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Indigenous, Multicultural or Classical, the Australian National Busking Championships™ reflects the rich diversity of Australian music culture.

Tickets for most music festivals are expensive; in the ANBC all the street entertainment is provided free of charge. The audience can, of course, tip the busker but that is their choice. All this wonderful music is performed literally feet away from them.

Although there are buskers at many music festivals in Australia, busking is typically relegated to a fringe activity. However, in this festival the buskers take pride of place. This festival brings music back to the people, back to the streets.

How Does This Work?

The buskers are assigned special locations (Busking Hot Spots), at various times, around the central business district of the participating town. A timetable will be emailed to all the registered buskers. Roaming judges assess these performances during the day. The buskers get to choose how many sets they would like to perform and whether they would like to perform for the whole day or just at certain times. However, all buskers must be available to perform in the Preliminary Finals Concert at say, 5pm to be held in an open air venue such as the town park.

The prize-winners for the age categories will be selected by a panel of judges at the Preliminary Finals Concert. The Open Age Winner for each of these regional championships will be invited to go on to compete in the Grand Finals in Cooma.

A Worthwhile Community Event.

In Cooma, we have found that from it’s first year the Australian National Busking Championships™ has helped local not-for-profit groups raise money through fund raising activities on the day. Organisations such as the Cooma District Hospital Auxiliary, Cooma Rotary Club, Cooma Railway, 2MNO Community Radio, Cooma Swimming Club, St Patrick’s Parish School, to name a few, have raised thousands of dollars through this event. In fact, the main reason why the Australian National Busking Championships™ came into existence was through the wonderful work of the “Snowy Ride”. The ANBC was originally conceived to provide entertainment and fun for the 4,000 or so Snowy Riders as they pass through Cooma. Since it’s beginnings in 2001, this annual motorcycle event has raised over $5 million towards childhood cancer research. The Snowy Ride is organised by the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation. So we, at the Australian National Busking Championships™ are pleased to support the Snowy Ride. For more information about the Snowy Ride go to:https://www.snowyride.org.au/

The ANBC has also generated a much needed financial boost to the businesses of our country town. Coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, retail shops and service stations have all benefited over the years. For Cooma, the ANBC comes at a normally “lean time” well after the winter ski season and before the start of Christmas trading. To their credit, local businesses have got behind this event by generously sponsoring prizes for the winners of the Championships.

The Rotary Club Partnership.

In 2014, the Rotary Club of Cooma offered their assistance in running this community based event. Ever since, ANBC has gone from strength to strength. The ANBC committee sees this Rotary connection has vital to the continual growth of this great event.

The Australian National Busking Championships™ has the unique ability to provide significant benefits to the performers, the venue hosts, local businesses, community organisations and the general public. We hope you can join us in providing this wonderful event for your town. Celebrate with us, Australia’s rich and diverse music street culture!

More Links:

ANBC Stanthorpe 2016 – Video

ABC Radio National – Bush Telegraph – Busking Report

http://coomamusic.com.au/category/australian-national-busking-championships/page/2

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Sponsorship Proposal – Australian National Busking Championships™

 

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It’s on again on Saturday 1st November 2014 the disinfection ‘Times New Roman’, decease ‘Bitstream Charter’, Times, serif;”>Australian National Busking Championships™!

There’s opportunities for local businesses, organisations and associations to get involved by:

  1. Taking out a sponsorship package, and/or
  2. As a Venue/Busker Host (details to be released soon)

Please check out the pdf below for more information about sponsorship packages:

ANBC 2014 Sponsorship prospectus

This year’s Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) is a one day event that features buskers performing throughout the Cooma CBD and wrapping up with the Finals Concert in Centennial Park at 5pm on Saturday 1st November.

This year Cooma Rotary Club has taken on Australian National Busking Championships™ as one of their special projects.Rotary 2014Official Logo  MoE_RGB This is a wonderful development for the ANBC because:

  • This “grass-roots”community based event now has official not-for-profit status openning up opportunities for grants.
  • The Cooma Rotary Club can provide “boots on the ground” in the form of volunteers on and before the event.
  • The ANBC can now be promoted through the Rotary Club’s national network and indeed, international networks.

ABC TVThe ABC has taken a special interest in this year’s ANBC. Ginny Stein from the  popular ABC TV program abc southeast“Landline” will be covering the event. Ian Champbell from ABC Southeast Radio has joined us as a media partner and will be doing a live radio broadcast on the day. Peter Crane from Bon Productions is also coming down from Queensland to produce a multi media documentary of the Australian National Busking Championships for our online presence and for TV and radio.

Facebook-Like modern smaller 2We are constantly promoting the ANBC online with daily posts on Facebook and www.coomamusic.com.au. This week we have reached over 7,000 facebook users. We are also working on a new dedicated website for the Australian National Busking Championships

A Worthwhile Community Event:

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From it’s first year the Australian National Busking Championships™ has helped local not-for-profit groups raise money through fund raising activities on the day. Organisations such as the Cooma District Hospital, Cooma Rotary Club, Cooma Railway, 2MNO Community Radio, Cooma Swimming Club, St Patrick’s Parish School, to name a few, have raised thousands of dollars through this event. In fact, the main reason why the Australian National Busking Championships™ came into existance was through the wonderful work of the “Snowy Ride”. The ANBC was orginally conceived to provide entertainmesteven walter children's cancer foundationnt and fun for the 4,000 or so Snowy Riders as they pass through Cooma. Since it’s beginnings in 2001, this annual motorcycle event has raised over $5 million towards childhood cancer research. The Snowy Ride is organized by the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation. So we, at the Australian National Busking Championships are pleased to support the Snowy Ride. For more information about the Snowy Ride go to:https://www.snowyride.org.au/

The Australian National Busking Championships™ has the unique ability to provide significant benefits to the performers, the venue hosts, local businesses, community organisations and the general public. We hope you can join us in providing this wonderful event for our town. Celebrate with us,  Australia’s rich and diverse music street culture!

IMG_4321_1Best wishes,

Allan Spencer

(Event Organiser)

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

Cooma Rotary Club backs the Australian National Busking Championships

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It’s official!
The Australian National Busking Championships have joined forces with the Cooma Rotary Club.
In a special meeting this morning we shook hands on a partnership which will secure a bright future for this wonderful community based event.
So keep Saturday 1st November 2014 free in your diaries because it’s going to be an awesome day of busking, medicine music, read more fun and prizes in Cooma NSW!

Busking and Rotary

Monaro Country Music Muster 30 March to 1 April

Monaro Country Music Muster
A weekend of country music is being planned for Friday, mycoplasmosis 30th March to Sunday, case 1st. April 2012 in Cooma, to raise money to support the Monaro Committee for Cancer Research. The MCCR wants to raise funds to support families living with cancer in the Cooma-Monaro, Bombala and Snowy River Shires.

The Cooma Rotary Club is hosting this music event.

Programme:

Friday 30th March at 7.30pm – Jay Podger’s Album Launch

Venue: Cooma ExServices Club

Tickets: $20 ($5 of which goes to MCCR)

Saturday 31th March – Cooma Country & Bowling Club

1.00pm Bush Poetry ($2 includes afternoon tea)

7.00pm Walk-Up Concert ($5 includes light supper)

-Poets & musician welcome to perform-

Sunday 1st April – Concert in Cooma Ex-Services Club. This has been now changed from Centennial Park Cooma due to predicted bad weather.

11.00am – 4.00pm

(Bring a chair/rug. Donations will be greatfully accepted. If it’s raining this concert will be moved to the Cooma ExServices Club)

 

Inside Music is a Proud Sponsor

Enquires please contact:

Elaine Schofield Phone: 02 64525925 Email ainee.pv@hotmail.com