Muster a must

Entertainment. If this year’s show is anything to go by, the third Devil Country Muster is set to draw a crowd of more than 1000 music lovers to Smithton. Country music fans can delight in knowing the event has expanded and will now run over two days in the new year: Friday February 20 and …

4 years ago

Musical masterpiece

Collaboration. Circular Head students will join more than 2000 schools from across the country on Thursday in a combined celebration of music through education. ‘Music: Count Us In’, an initiative in its eighth year managed by the Music Council of Australia, will see Circular Head Christian School’s junior section and the entire Smithton Primary School …

4 years ago

Composition a winner

Competition. For the second time in as many years, a Smithton High School student will be experiencing the flight of a lifetime over remote Antarctica. Grade nine student Julia Parker was named joint-winner of Bookend Trust’s Cave ART competition for her original musical piece ‘Vocavi Musica’, composed with the help of music teacher and pianist …

4 years ago
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Ending on a high note

Retirement. Music teacher Trish Saward led Smithton Primary School’s end of term concert on Friday as she has done countless times before. The students performed choreographed routines to songs, proud parents watched on from their seats and Trish’s husband Keith assumed his regular role as sound technician from the side of the stage. But this …

4 years ago

Jammin’ for the cause

Music. A new format of live entertainment is coming to Circular Head in March, providing a unique opportunity for local musicians to step out of their comfort zone. The first official ‘JamBake’ will take place during the Relay For Life on March 15, providing seven 40-minute sets for individual musicians to jam with others they …

5 years ago

Maddi Rose to sing at Muster

Music. The first time former Smithton girl Maddi Saward stepped on stage to perform, she was just three-years-old. The stage was a converted truck at the Anzac Park Christmas Carols, and the toddler was doing what came naturally having been surrounded by a musical family. “Mum made me hop up and sing . . . …

5 years ago
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Devil Country Muster

Music. With only two months until the Devil Country Muster rocks Smithton, orgainser Eric Marshall wants the community to get onboard. “We (Rotary Club of Smithton) ask all Circular Head people for their support by attending on the day . . . as this can be the beginning of big things to come for our …

5 years ago

Want to play at Big Day Out?

Music. Headspace and Big Day Out are giving young bands the chance to win the gig of a lifetime – to perform alongside some of the biggest bands in the world at the 2014 Big Day Out. Up and coming youth bands from across the country are encouraged to enter online. Four winners in each …

5 years ago

Ella’s Solitude rocks Hobart

Music. Three Smithton High School students took on the Tasmanian Rock Challenge, playing a gig in Hobart last Wednesday. Three-piece band Ella’s Solitude is made up of James Wells (bass and vocals), Damon Pyke (guitar and vocals) and Tyler Dejong (drums). The grade 10 boys participated in the high-school section of the challenge. Last month …

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