What A Great Night! Cooma Youth Music Awards 2016

resuscitation sans-serif;”>This year’s second annual Cooma Youth Music Awards was an outstanding success.

site sans-serif; color: #141823; line-height: 1.71429;”>This event was held as part of National Youth Week. It was presented by Cooma School of Music with the support of Cooma Monaro Shire Council, info The Hub Youth Centre and the Two Vaults Restaurant.

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

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