Date: Thursday 16th November 2017, 5pm - 9pm
Venue: Burrinja, Upwey
A warm invitation is extended to the music community to perform, attend workshops or have a music market table at our Music & More Festival.
Registration is essential.
The Attitude Drumming and Singing Party held on Thursday 27th July at Tecoma Uniting Church was a huge success.
Well done to Sing Australia, Happy Wanderers, Crossroads, Rod McLeod, Karen Noonan and Cath Russell. Thanks to the Yarra Ranges Council for supporting this all abilities, all ages successful event.
See the original Flyer...
Attitude Drumming and Singing Party - News
Ester, Jacqui, Robin, Courtney & Pippi
The DRMC hosted the AusNet presentation of 'Energising Your Community’ equipment grants on Tuesday 25 July at 6pm. Thirteen Yarra Ranges community groups have received a total of $20,000 in grants from AusNet Services as part of a program to support projects delivering positive long-term benefits for the region.
Recipients were presented with their cheques by Gary Hocking, AusNet Services’ Customer and Support Team Manager. The DRMC will spend their grant on music equipment.
See the AusNet Services' Media Release...
Ranges young Strings performed at the Belgrave Lantern Parade on June 24th. Part of their performance was captured by Trevor Brown in Episode 30 of his "Weekly Catch Up - Out and About with Trev".
Visit the Ranges Young Strings page to watch the video.
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017
UPWEY HIGH SCHOOL UPGRADE INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET
The DRMC will have a new home as part of a $10m upgrade to Upwey High School.
The project is part of a $685 million investment announced in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state as well as creating local jobs.
DRMC Board member Ray Yates said ‘In this day and age, it is inspiring to find that ambitions and aspirations are the guiding light for our local member, the Honourable James Merlino. This new facility for DRMC will be a boost for our musical community and a beacon for the development and promotion of music and arts in the core curriculum'.
Read the full Media Release.
'Spirit of the Mountain' was a bushfire recovery project for Ferny Creek Primary School and community after the 1997 fires. The song ‘Island In The Sky’ was written by Suzie Davies Splitter and Phil Splitter using the children’s words. It will be the 20 year anniversary in January 2017.
The DRMC have a collection of songs relating to bushfire education and recovery. These can be used to educate the community about being prepared as well as remembering past fires and those who lost everything. If you are interested in being involved in a fire awareness week project in 2017 please contact
Listen to ‘Island In The Sky’ now, the song features The Ferny Creek Primary School Choir of 1997:
You can read an article about the original 'Spirit of the Mountain' project here.
When: Sunday 12th November 2017
Bill Borthwick Young Musicians Encouragement Prize - $400
Ann & Chris Krans Music Award - $500
Applications for the 2018 Youth Music Awards close Friday 27th October 2017. Download and complete the relevant application form to enter:
For more details see the Youth Music Awards flyer.