Monthly Archives: March 2016

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

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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ANBC Stanthorpe 2016 – Video

Here some video footage that I took in Stanthorpe QLD during the Australian National Busking Championships™  South East Queensland Regional Finals 2016.  I apologize about the quality of the videos but I did take them literally “on the run”.

ANBC Stanthorpe 2016 – My Photo Album

Here’s some quick photos at the treatment sans-serif;”>Australian National Busking Championships™  South East Queensland Regional Finals. This was the first Championship event that we’ve had outside of Cooma and we couldn’t be happier was the the results. We saw some truly jaw-dropping performances there.  Such great talent! I’ll try to post some video as well.