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Youth In Blues Program

Youth in Blues is a FREE program initiative of the MBAS, and held annually since 2005, to encourage the next generation of Blues musicians. The Youth in Blues Program aims to help budding young Blues musicians and vocalists gain confidence and experience with the guidance and mentorship of established Blues musicians and music industry professionals.

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Youth in Blues (YIB) is a FREE program initiative of the MBAS, held annually since 2005 to encourage the next generation of Blues musicians to meet and learn.

The MBAS Youth in Blues Program offers young people a place to develop their musical talent and build their performance confidence in a fun, encouraging, supportive learning environment with like-minded Blues music supporters.

Youth in Blues aims to help budding young Blues musicians and vocalists gain confidence, knowledge and experience with the guidance and mentorship of established Blues musicians and music industry professionals.

 The 2021 Youth in Blues Program expert music industry/professional musician mentors are: DAN DINNEN (facilitator/supervisor) with weekly guest mentors – ROBERT B. DILLON, REBECCA DAVEY, CONNOR O’NEILL and the shared broad experience of previous MBAS Youth in Blues graduate and ambassador, CHARLIE BEDFORD.

Beginners to advanced players all benefit from the YIB Program. Participants from previous years are also welcome and encouraged to re-enrol and continue their experience and learning.

Are you:
    > Between 10 and 25 years of age?
    > Already into playing or singing the Blues?
    > Wanting to meet and play with other young Blues musos?
    > Wanting to experience performing live in front of an audience?
    > Ready to learn more about playing Blues from top musos?

Then join the Youth in Blues Program!

Youth in Blues Program is an MBAS initiative and proudly supported with grant funding by APRA/AMCOS.

 

The 2021 MBAS Youth In Blues Program starts in MAY!

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5 x WEEKLY 3-hour SATURDAY afternoon sessions 1:00pm – 4:00pm

MAY: Sat 15th, Sat 22nd & Sat 29th

JUNE: Sat 5th, Sat 12th (Showcase Performance)

Venue: Flemington Bowls Club, cnr Smithfield & Racecourse Rds Flemington VIC 3031

Due to the structure of the YIB program it is a requirement of participation to attend ALL sessions.

• Drum kit, electric keyboard, microphones and amplifiers (for bass/guitars/harp) are all supplied. Participants are only required to bring their own personal instruments (eg guitars).

• Light snacks are provided for participants.

• The YIB Program is FREE, but participants must register their attendance.

• Registrations for 2021 have now opened: DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

• Deadline for registration: Friday 30th April 2021

NOTE: Parents/guardians are welcome to attend Youth in Blues Program sessions as observers. Table seating provided.