Want to be in band?

Tweed Shire Council

An exciting new opportunity is coming to the Tweed for young people who are interested in music and want to be part of a band.

Youth Music Venture (YMV) is a volunteer organisation operating on the Gold Coast since 2009. Now it’s coming to the Tweed, introducing the program to young people aged between 11 and 17 years of age.

Council is partnering with Seagulls for the inaugural free program which starts on audition day, Thursday 21 July at Seagulls at Tweed Heads West, commencing at 4:30 pm.

Founder of YMV, Ian Grace said he welcomed the involvement of both Council and Seagulls in launching the program south of the border.

“We started YMV with just one program a year since 2009, but we have been able to expand to 4 programs this year and one of the programs will cater for Tweed youth wanting to experience what is it like to play in a band,” Mr Grace said.

“Participants undergo 8 weeks of rehearsals, once a week, mentored by professional musicians and then the bands will perform in a live concert at Seagulls on Sunday 11 September.”

Council Community Development Officer Sylvia Roylance said the YMV initiative was a great opportunity for young people to further develop their interest in music in a practical and fun way.

“Council is proud to encourage this pathway for our youth and we congratulate Seagulls on providing a venue where they can rehearse and perform,” Ms Roylance said.

Seagulls General Manager Stuart Burrows said the club was delighted to work with YMV and Council in bringing such a successful program to the Tweed.

“We look forward to hearing some of the Tweed’s young talent in action at the club in September,” Mr Burrows said.

To participate or to register visit www.youthmusicventure.com.au or call Ian Grace 0424 143 140.

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