Theme: Tribe Talk
The Dandenong Ranges Music Council presents 2019 Youth Week Activity: Tribe Talk with African Drums & Harp with Tribe Monbulk Youth Group.
Drum Circle Facilitator: Roderick McLeod from Full Circle Drumming
Date: Friday 12th April 2019
Venue: Monbulk Care Network ~ Level 2
61-63 Main Street, Monbulk
Time: 5.15 – 6.30 8-12 yo
7.30 – 9.30 12-17 yo
See the Youth Week Flyer
The Youth Music Awards for 2019 have been announced. The respective prize winners are:
Bill Borthwick Young Musicians Encouragement Prize 2019
- 1st Prize ($300) to Chloe Liew (Violin)
- 2nd Prize ($200) to Aaron Denny (Trumpet)
Mark McAlister Brass Award 2019
- Prize ($150) to Aaron Denny (Trumpet)
The Ann and Chris Krans Music Award 2019
- 1st Prize ($300) to David Xia (Piano)
- 2nd Prize: ($200) Anna Gao (Piano)
Entries for the Bill Borthwick Young Musicians Encouragement Prize, the Ann and Chris Krans Music Award, the Mark McAlister Brass Achievement Award, the Christopher Durrand Woodwind Achievement Award and the Jess Exiner Instrumental Music Encouragement Award all use this form.
Applications for 2020 close: Friday 25th October 2019.
Adjudication is scheduled for Sunday 10th November 2019.
Theme: Listen to Kids
Project Manager – Cath Russell
The Patch Primary School
Music improvisation and conversation workshops about Children's Rights in being heard and having opinions respected. The composition of a short, punchy musical jingle with a clear message using children's language and musical ideas from the workshops.
To hear the music, read the lyrics and see the images go to the Listen to Kids page.
'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.