As a new section of the Royal South Street Eisteddfod – the first in 17 years of a proud 125 years history – COSAMP was pleased to be a major sponsor of MI SOUND, which enabled students (particularly those presenting for their VCE VET Music exam) an opportunity to rehearse their set in an industry venue.
24 bands/soloists performed their 20 minute set in one of 4 sessions over 3 days in early September, with organisers particular wishing to thank to industry professionals, Brent Trotter, Edmondo Ammendola and Tim Hullsman for providing helpful critiques at the event, invaluable guiadance as the students enter the last phase of preparation for their exams.
Winners for the event were Jayden Bullard (Bacchus Marsh Grammar), Phoebe Hogarth Trio (Bacchus Marsh Grammar), The Pebbles (Ballarat & Clarendon College), Lily O’Shea (Constance Coward Lemke), Cheler James (Laverton P-12 College), Sheridan Herbertson (Bayview College, Portland), FEET (Ballarat & Clarendon College), Anna Oliphant Wright (Ballarat Grammar School) & Hope Tautasi (Manor Lakes P-12 College).
The Certificate III Tech Production students, graduates and trainers from the Ballarat Learning Exchange provided excellent support in managing the 2 stages and sound systems. With such a supportive environment appreciated by all, this section in South Street looks set to flourish in subsequent years.
Pictured above (L to R) is Tim Hullsman, Laura Hudson (co-compere), Edmondo Amendola, Sheree Chevalier (event manager), David Santamaria (co-compere & production manager).