The 40 hour Jammin’

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!

2016 Mom News Update, November 2015

Hello everybody,

Yes, I know it’s been a while that you have not heard from me, but I can assure you that I have not been idle:))
And so the 2016 program is all up and confirmed now and even the daily program pages are going up on the website as we speak!
It means that you can fully inform yourself now, what exciting things will await you in 2016. I have been lucky enough to retain most of last years amazing teachers and put together a great program again (if I may say so myself).
Phil 1I already told you about our new addition to the teachers crew, and Phil Griffin is coming very highly recommended by Linsey (of all people), so I’m especially delighted to build his expertise into the program, that perfectly fits the bill of our kind of music festival.
I also decided to ignore inflation and offer the same prices again for 2016.
That means that the whole week costs $ 645 again, and I encourage you to register soon, as I will have to cap the numbers again in 2016. Luckily I didn’t have to disappoint anyone last year, but we came very close (for registration and bank details see the “register” page on the website).
I’m pretty sure that some of you have already booked our wonderful accommodation deals, but if you haven’t, I would not wait much longer, as too many of you now know, how well-priced some of the rooms on offer are (for contact details see website). Also consider that labour day has been changed back to May in Queensland so our first weekend will be a long one and therefore accommodation might be a bit more sought after than in previous years.
As far as next years meal deal is concerned (a bit of a bone of contention last time – pardon the pun), I can already announce that it will include only lunches and dinners, that it therefore will only cost $ 195 and that it will 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, Dom and myself are really determined to get that lusciously right next year! If you didn’t meet Zaia last year, she is not only a musician, but also runs in-house permaculture courses, so has much experience in offering great and wholesome meals for health conscious groups of people!
But enough talking for now, I know you all have busy lives …:)
But please tell your friends that it’s all happening again and drag them along – they won’t regret it. Below is our new poster and flier for you to download and share, many thanks!
I hope to see you all on the island again in May and wish you a great rest of the year!
Lots of music, laughs and love
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Wrap up 2015 MoM

Hello all!
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)!

Masquerade ball

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 …
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Beat and Dom

And here some more photos from the last night:
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Gemma’s singing group

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Linsey’s Dance Band

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Nicky’s Ukelele group

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Beat’s singing group and Beat????

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That’s all for 2015 folks!!

Our 2015 Poster is out, please share!

Music on Magnetic promo poster

Music on Magnetic poster 2015, please share!