April Camp Mania 2017
The first of the popular camp weekends for the year will be from Friday April 22nd to Sunday 24th. It’s a BYO everything weekend, the hall will be open from Friday and we have the use of the BBQ and the kitchen. There are showers situated by the hall also for those of you not familiar with our facilities. Camping is in and around the hall this time, not over in the reserve as it is during the Muster, unless it is roped off because of wet or soggy grounds.
The costs for the weekend are as follows.
If you’re camping, and if you take part in any of the events over the weekend, $10 per person covers it. For those coming for Jigarre Jammin’ on Saturday only, entry is $2 and a plate of afternoon tea to share, the usual donation. If you are a local or not involved in the camp weekend and want to come for the concert Saturday night only, then $5 per person at the door is appreciated. We appreciate your honesty with these small costs.
Camp weekends are wonderful, music is our common love and we are an inclusive and friendly lot. There’ll be music playing around the camp site and folk sharing a drink and nibble or cooking a snag on the BBQ and sharing their evening meal in the supper room.
Friday evening after tea we have a walk-up concert. This is your chance to star in front of an appreciative and encouraging audience. Come on, don’t be shy, bring along a piece, or maybe two of whatever music floats your boat and we’ll all clap and cheer no matter what. When the walk-ups have finished, there’ll be a group jam, traditional style, in a circle. You can bring along a paper lead sheet with a few copies to share, too, if you like to encourage others who may not know the song to play along. Singers are more than welcome too.
Saturday night there’ll be a concert with some of our talented leaders and maybe a few artists from around the district. More details next month.
Sunday: Over in the Community Church, across the road from the hall, some of the musicians from the camp (anyone who would like to) lead some old time gospel singing for the congregation. The church sets aside it’s usual church service to do this and provide a rather nice morning tea/brunch afterwards, in appreciation, in the Sunday School. Lead sheets are provided for the musicians and word books for the singers. Need to be there by 9am to set up.
2017 Moosic Muster round up
With over 30 workshops, wonderful concerts with top artists and sellout crowds attending, this year’s Muster was a super success. Muster co-coordinator, Jan Smith, was seen around the park all weekend with a smile a mile wide. Everything went so well. Years of fine tuning the organisational side of things and the variety and excellent quality workshops paid off handsomely. Workshop co-coordinator, Di Burgmann, was also over the moon ….1350 happy work shoppers including kids attended the huge variety of workshops and there were 154 camp sites, filled with folk not deterred by the slightly over-warm weather, which just meant glorious evenings for the concerts anyway. Over the years we’ve learned to leave the weather gods in peace and accept what comes in that regard.
We must not forget to mention the volunteers who made the weekend possible. Those who kept the toilets clean and the grounds tidy; the office admin staff who were always patient and helpful; the CFA who did the Friday night catering; the RSL and the local Gourmet Gals, and Bernie Ryan, all volunteers, who provided scones, sandwiches and tea and coffee and the Saturday evening meal. All deserve a huge round of applause for a job well done.
The next one will be 25 February 2017
The February dates are 1st and 15th