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Youth Awards Festival 2017

2017 Battle of the Bands!

Battle of the Bands 2017

Come along to Battle of the Bands from 6.30pm to 11.00pm on Friday 4 August at the Theatre Royal in Castlemaine.

For all the details download the Battle of the Bands poster.

Push Start Battle of the Bands Applications Open!

Battle of the Bands 2016 Harambe's Ghost

Bands, soloists, duos, hip hop artists and acoustic acts can now apply to be a part of Mount Alexander FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands local heat.

Battle of the Bands is an annual music competition that gives young people an opportunity to gain performance experience in a supportive and safe environment.

Organised by Eight Metre Speaker (Council’s FReeZA Committee), young musicians from Mount Alexander Shire will compete against peers for great prizes plus a chance to play at Regionals and the Grand Final at a festival in Melbourne. The Grand Final prize is recording time and resources to support their music career.

“Battle of the Bands is a fantastic opportunity for young local musicians to take to the stage and perform in front of a live supportive audience,” said Jodie Hearn, Youth Activities Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

To be eligible you must be aged between 12 and 25 years and live, work or play in Mount Alexander Shire. At least half of the members in each band must be aged under 21 years.

Application forms are available at Castlemaine Theatre Royal, Castlemaine Library, Record Low, Castlemaine Secondary College reception, Mount Alexander Shire Civic Centre and Mondo Lounge Youth Space on a Friday afternoon. You can also request an application via the Mount Alexander Youth Facebook page.

To download a copy of the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands Artist Application form, click here

Applications are due by Monday 17 July. Battle of the Bands local heat will be held on Friday 4 August at the Castlemaine Theatre Royal.

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 including details on event accessibility and application eligibility, please contact Jodie Hearn, Youth Activities Officer, on 5471 1743 or email youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Battle of the Bands 2016 The Fattest Piano
Battle of the Bands 2016 Crowd
Battle of the Bands 2016 Big Blue

Mondo Lounge Youth Space

Mondo Lounge

Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Mondo Lounge is a hangout space that offers free activities, workshops and training opportunities for young people aged 12–25 years.

Mondo Lounge is a space to meet with friends after school in a safe, supervised and supportive environment.

Mondo Lounge is located at Continuing Education on Templeton Street, Castlemaine, and is open from 3.30pm to 6.00pm every Friday afternoon during the school term.

Download the Mondo Lounge activity timetable below or visit our Facebook page, Mount Alexander Shire Youth.

For more information including details on activities and accessibility, please contact Jodie Hearn, Youth Activities Officer, on 5471 1743 or email youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.


Mondo Lounge 2016
Mondo Lounge 2017
National Youth Day 2016

Mondo Lounge- Camp Fire and Story Telling

Mirrawarra campfire

Mondo Lounge, in partnership with Mirawara, is acknowledging 2017 Reconciliation Week, which is coming up from May 27- June 3.

Mondo Lounge and Mirawara will be running a camp fire night at Mount Alexander Shire’s own beautiful Dog Rocks with a night of indigenous songs and stories from renowned local artist and master story teller Ron Murray.

Not only will we have a beautiful view of the setting sun, we have outstanding stories and songs from Ron Murray and a camp fire around which we will be sharing a hot meal made by local Debbie Taylor.

Please note this event is free of charge and transportation will be included to and from the venue.

If you would like to take part in this outstanding event, bookings are essential so please contact Jodie Hearn on 5471 1743, or you can email to: j.hearn@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

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