2018 Australian Bush Entertainment Muster - Benalla October 12th - 14th...

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

2018 will be the 7th annual Muster at Benalla.
Emphasis is on a relaxed atmosphere for performers and audience to enjoy Australiana entertainment genres.

2019 MFSR Bush Festival


Muster Event Programme...


6pm Friday Meet ‘n’ Greet   Buy Dinner from Bistro.
FRIDAY 7- 10pm  AUSSIE CONCERT  Benalla Bowling Club
Feature Act: ‘Southern Light’ (Ian Zierk)plus VBPMA members bush poetry & song including a rollicking community sing-alongwith the Euroa Ukelele group!
Entry:  $10  if no wristband  Bookings: Jan 0422 848 707

8am eat breakfast at your accomodation.
8.30 – 10.30 am  WALK UP Poets and Musos + NOVICE COMP  (entry forms from Jan)
10.30 am  smoko  $2 donation
11am Sat  Concert Mansfield Bush Poets  fledgling group will entertain us all!
12n – 12.45pm  Lunch in Rinks room, old / new friends!  music led by Jeff Mifsud
1 pm - 1.40pm Anzac  Tribute at ‘Weary Dunlop’ statue  incl Group photo.
2 – 3pm Walk up Short Poems & Yarns (Bowls Club)  .   MC
3 – 3.30pm  Smoko break and prepare for Song Championships   Buy from bistro.
3.30pm – 6pm VICTORIAN SONG CHAMPIONSHIPS Original song, then non Original song - (max 10 each)
(Judges: x 3 -  Jill Meehan, Jeff Mifsud, Ian Zierk.  PA Tim Sheed)
6pm – 7.30pm Dinner buy from Bistro
7.30 - 10 pm Saturday AUSSIE CONCERT winners announced.
Guests: ‘Southern Light’ (Ian Zierk) Song 2018 winner/s, Judges and Benalla’s own Colin Milligan

8am eat breakfast at your accomodation.
Bowls Club     8.30 – 10.30 am  WALK UP  Poets and Musos
10.30 am   smoko  by donation     Photo booth with Adam Wagstaff
11am  - 12.30pm Songs, poems, and stories of the Sea  led by Jeff Mifsud
12.30pm  Lunch – buy from Bistro    lunchtime music and  Photo booth with Adam
1.30 – 2.30pm  ONE MINUTE POEM COMP  (Sea theme) Carol Reffold
2.30 – 3.30pm Windup Music Session   (BYO instrument)   led by Jill Meehan & friends
Pack up   ?4pm VBPMA   AGM then  General Meeting.  All welcome.  (Join VBPMA $10pa)

2018 Muster Programme, Novice Poet and Song entry forms,  email Jan, info@vbpma.com.au  


Download Entry Forms Here.



Victorian Song Championship...

"Overall Vic Champion"

2017 - Richard Bushnell
2016 - Dona McQueen
2015 - Pengally Lane
2014 - Christine Middleton
2013 - Christine Middleton & Tim Sheed
2012 - Neil Higgins

"Non Original Song"

2017 - Liz Seaton
2016 - Dona McQueen
2015 - Elysiume
2014 - Basia Olejniczak
2013 - Christine Middleton & Tim Sheed
2012 - Neil Higgins

"Original Song"
2017 - Michelle Ferguson
2016 - Rusty Tin (Rick Webb)
2015 - Pengally Lane
2014 - Maggie Somerville
2013 - Ray Lobo
2012 - Christine Middleton & Tim Sheed

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



Past Award Winners at Muster...

"Performer of the Muster
2017 - Sue Pearce

"Poet of the Muster "