2017 Australian Bush Entertainment Muster - Benalla October 6th - 8th...

All events will be held at:
Benalla Bowls Club
25 Arundel St, Benalla Vic 3672
"Except ‘Weary Dunlop’ tribute".

2017 will be the 6th annual Muster at Benalla.

Emphasis is on a relaxed atmosphere for performers and audience to enjoy Australiana entertainment genres.

Past Musters have included various workshops and presentation of a particular poet's works.

2013 there was a superb presentation of C.J Dennis' "Songs of a Sentimental Bloke" by Geoffrey W Graham and Stephen Whiteside.

2014 The works of Henry Lawson were presented, featuring James Howard as "Henry".

2015  Popular Country Music singer, Reg Poole was the star attraction at the Saturday Variety concert

2016 detailed Muster report, including Song/Music, click here.

For the 2016 Muster results - Click Here



Muster Event Programme...

Weekend Wristband $35 or $$30 concession.
(Covers all Friday night, Saturday & Sunday, or pay per session)

6pm Friday - Meet 'n' Greet - Buy dinner from bistro.
Friday 7pm - Concert - Benella Bowling Club
Euroa Uke Group
Plus VBPMA members bush poetry song.
Cost $10 if no Muster Wristband.
Booking: Jan 0422 848 707

8am: Eat breakfast at your accomodation, bakery, Maccas or Bowls Club.
Bowls Club
9.00 - 10.45am: Poets Walk Up & Novice Comp
(Novice entry forms from Jan)
10.45am: Smoko - $2 donation
11.00am: Performers Up Close - Christine Middleton: Music Therapy for Healing.
12.15 - 1pm: Lunch. Welcome old friends and new friends!
1.15 - 1.45pm: Anzac Tribute at Weary Dunlop statue in the Rose Garden...including group photo.
2.00 - 3.00pm: Short Poems & Yarns (Bowls Club), Walk Up.
3.00 - 3.30pm: Smoko break and prepare for Song Championships. (Drink & Food from Bistro).

3.30 - Approx 6.00pm: Victorian Song Championships
Original song, then non original song (Max 10 each section)
Judges: Christine Middleton, Jeff Mifsud & Phillip Pye.
Sound: Tim Sheed.
Need Timekeeper & Ranking Volunteers

6.00pm - 7.30pm: Dinner - Buy from bistro.

7.30pm: Variety Concert
$10 (or wristband)
Guests: Song Championship 2017 Winner(s), plus Phillip Pye, Christine & Tim, Elysium, Jeff Mifsud, Sue Pearce (2016 Poet of Muster)

8.00am: Eat breakfast at your accomodation, bakery, Maccas or Bowls Club.
9.00 - 10.15am: Poets Walk Up
10.15am: Smoko by donation
10.30 - 11.30am: Performers Up Close: Dona McQueen, Sue Pearce
11.30 - 12.20pm: Jeff Mifsud...Songs & stories of the sea.
12.30pm Lunch - Buy from bistro (Lunchtime Music)
1.30 - 2.30pm: One Minute Poem Competition - Carol Reffold
Plus maybe microphones and technical equiopment Q & A.
2.30 - 3.30pm: Music Session, BYO instrument / voice. All join in ...Pack Up
4.00pm: VBPMA AGM then Special General Meeting. All Welcome. (Join VBPMA $10 pa).

Muster Programme - Click Here

To download the 2017 Novice Poet Entry Form, and or the 2017 Song Entry Form, please click here



Past Award Winners at Muster...

"Poet of the Muster "

2016 - Sue Pearce
2015 - Colin Milligan
2014 - Jenny Markwell
2013 - Jenny Markwell
2012 Val Kirley

"Yarn Spinner of the Muster"
2016 - Jim Carlisle
2015 - Ken Jones
2014 - Mick Coventry
2013 - Mick Coventry
2012 - Colin Carrington

Click below to check out the other great events.
Annual Victorian Championships...click here