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Band members of Stop That Mammoth with their $500 cheque.

Young musicians have until Monday 19 August to sign up for the region-wide Battle of the Bands.

Thursday 8 August 2019

Young musicians from across Central Victoria are encouraged to sign up to the Mount Alexander Shire Battle of the Bands to play at the iconic Castlemaine Theatre Royal in September.

Battle of the Bands is an annual music competition that provides a platform for young musicians to perform in front of a live audience in a safe and supportive environment.

This year, Mount Alexander Shire Council’s FReeZA Committee Eight Metre Speaker has opened the local competition up to young musicians in the region.

The winner will take home $500 for new equipment, instruments or recording time.

“Battle of the Bands provides a great chance to gain stage experience at a fantastic all-ages event,” said Jodie Hearn, Youth Activities Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“We’ve pushed back the date of the battle to Friday 13 September at the Theatre Royal so there’s still time to sign up,” she said.

Applications are due by Monday 19 August. To be eligible you must be aged between 12 and 25 years and live, work or play in Central Victoria. At least half of the members in each band must be aged under 21 years.

Application forms are available at Castlemaine Secondary College reception and the Civic Centre in Castlemaine.

You can also download the application form from Council’s youth website or pick up a form at the Mondo Lounge Youth Space on a Friday afternoon.

FReeZA is a Victorian Government funded program that supports music and cultural events run by and for young people aged 12 to 25 years. All events are fully supervised, accessible, alcohol, drug and smoke free.

For more information visit www.mountalexandershireyouth.com.au.

To find out more or discuss details on event accessibility contact Youth Activities Officer Jodie Hearn on 5471 1700 or email youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Image: Local act Stop That Mammoth took out last year's battle.

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