In breaking news we just managed to add on a wonderful event to Music on Magnetic!
Shenzo Gregorio, the amazing Australian string player recently held a 40 hour jam session in support of research into motor neuron disease with heaps of Brisbane area musicians pitching in and with great public support.
Based on this great success he has decided to put on more of these 40 hour Jammin’s in different locations in Australia and overseas, and Magnetic Island and Townsville is on of the chosen ones.
Thus we were able to arrange for the 40 hour Jammin to start immediately after Music on Magnetic, so both teachers and students can contribute and have some extra fun jamming with each other and local musicians or simply listening in.
The jam starts on Saturday morning at 8am in Picnic Bay and keeps going through the night in different locations on the island, then moves over to Townsville on the ferry (still playing …) early Sunday morning and finishes in Townsville on Sunday night at midnight.
So a wonderful extra event to participate in in whatever form as a player or audience member and supporter!
It already feels so long ago and at the same time I’m just recovering from my lack of sleep – typical for the M on M time warp (there might be a song in that)!
Anyway, first of all a massive thanks to all participants (YOU), teachers, helpers, audiences …
for an absolutely wonderful 2015 edition!
A big thanks as well to all of you who took such pains to write detailed feedback, it’s an invaluable help for me to plan the next one!
One thing that’s already decided: I’m planning to do another masquerade next year, it was just too much fun (but don’t worry I will neither be in 8 different outfits nor try to conduct a choir with a full face mask on)!
And if you are keen on lots more photos (I can’t put them all in my newsletters) please join our facebook page, it’s such a great way to keep connected with all things M on M:
And finally the “MEEAAL DEEAAL”:
First of all thanks for all the suggestions, which have made us re-think the whole concept. We had a great meeting with Dom and Zaia, who specialises in healthy group catering and decided on a complete overhaul.
What I can say already is that it will include only lunches and dinners, cost $ 195 and be very health food oriented. You will get a detailed menu beforehand around February and can then decide based on that, if you want to take it or not. The meal suggestions already put forward by Zaia are mouth watering, we are really determined to get that more than right next year!
More about teachers and courses in the next editions, planning is under way and the webpage under construction! The date though is fixed: April 30 – May 6 and the cost will remain the same for next year.:)
More soon …
Beat and Dom
And here some more photos from the last night:
Gemma’s singing group
Linsey’s Dance Band
Nicky’s Ukelele group
Beat’s singing group and Beat????
That’s all for 2015 folks!!