Community Centre Open Day May 11.
Historic Village Muster May 19th - Zephyr Street, Scarness.
Fraser Coast Music Fest, Sunday June 2nd.
GUIDE LINES FOR MEMBERS, PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCES
Here is a little reminder about etiquette and behaviour at rehearsals and events.
All those wishing to perform are responsible for writing their names on the white board on arrival.
Performers must perform in the final order listed on the board. Please take note of who is singing before you so you are ready to perform as soon as their last song is finished.
Performers may perform two songs each. You have the option to choose your backing. NO BACKING TAPES OR PRE-RECORDED MUSIC OF ANY KIND IS TO BE USED AT ANYTIME UNLESS PREVIOUS PERMISSION IS GIVEN. This is to promote talent and encourage performers to use live sound from within the club.
Groups and Duets are to be performed after all solos or forfeit one song, e.g. sing one song as a solo and the second as the duet/group.
The performer needs to check with the sound technician when to plug in and check before unplugging so the sound tech can mute the P.A. This will save on equipment repairs.
Performers can ask for volume changes either with instruments or microphones. If you are uncomfortable with anything please ask.
When trying you new songs for the month, please accept the band does not know every song on the planet. If you have a recorded copy of the song, bring it with you so the band can listen to it.
New songs for the new month should be given to the band on the last practice of the current month so the band has a chance to hear them.
If you want backing vocals from the band, please ask. The same if you don’t want something, let them know prior to starting your song.
Don’t change your songs for that month unless the band is okay with that. If you perform by yourself it will be fine.
Band requires 4 copies of you songs, that is, properly chorded and easy to read. If you have problems with this please see the band for assistance. They need to be no more than 2 pages long.
Performers are required to know their songs as best they can, this includes, the words and melody of the song. This is really important for you and the performance of the song. The audience likes to sing along to some songs and the response is well worth the effort to learn it.
Please respect you fellow artists when they are performing and keep the noise to a minimum and encourage them when they are finished.
No drinks to be placed on any equipment.
No alcohol allowed on stage. Intoxicated members will not be allowed to perform.
NO smoking in or anywhere near the doors of the hall.
The band has the right to exclude any song if they deem it inappropriate, or the singer has a weakness in the singing of that song.
Performers are asked to dress appropriately for the monthly walk up days. This is a Country Music Club and should be encouraged to be of neat appearance.
All members are required to dress appropriately e.g. smart/tidy casual, at practice nights and performances days. Wear club shirts if possible.
All members are required to help set up and pack up all the equipment at all practices and social events. This is a job that has to be done and should not be left to the same members every time. Remember this is for the benefit of the performers, without this equipment there is no social event.
A small fee will be charged at practice nights and social occasions.
NON MEMBERS should be welcomed and invited to perform up to two practice nights before being required to apply for membership.
VISITING CLUB MEMBERS are welcome and invited to perform a couple of songs.
We are here for each other and not just for ourselves. We need to be respectful of people’s feelings and be considerate to what someone else feels to be important.
PERFORMERS, LEARN YOUR SONGS AND HAVE YOUR 4 COPIES OF YOUR SONGS READY TO GO AT THE FRONT OF YOUR SONG BOOK.
FUN IS THE KEY TO A GOOD PERFORMANCE
$500 HELPING HAND FOR HELPING HANDS
Far too often our volunteer services are forgotten and underfunded by local and government agencies. As part of the Cool Country Constitution it is our duty to offer assistance, where possible, to needy organisations and charities as and when we have funds available. After considerable thought by the committee it was decided to donate $500 to the Dundowran Rural Fire Brigade in the hope it will help their job a little easier when the volunteers lay their personal safety on the line to support the local community with their selfless actions. Bill Gale, past president, is seen here presenting the cheque last year to some members of the Dundowran Brigade
NEW PREMISES... NEW BAND
The change of residence for the Cool Country music club has brought with other significant changes including revision of the committee, revolution of open days with easy access for all members and patrons plus a new band lineup due to the sudden resignations of several key members. Only two of the original band members remain, Fred Troughton on guitar & vocals, and Ken Reynolds on drums.
New to the band is Margaret Inkster, an accomplished bass player/guitarist and vocalist plus Cool Country member Ren Smits who presently holds down the position of lead guitarist and vocals.
Cool Country Moves To New Home....
First Open Day At Our New Home Will Be Sunday, 29 April 2012.
First Workshop will be Thursday Night @ 7:00 p.m. 29 March 2012
After more than 18 months of residence at the Hervey Bay Hotel as club rooms and Open Days venue, we move to a new home offering improved access (ground floor) for all ages and mobility ramps for those who are highly challenged by stairs and bumpy bits in the path. Welcome to our modern, new home.
(Above) Foyer and entrance to the new Community Centre has its own water featurebridge across the creek.
(Below) The band and committee setting up for a 'sound check' in the main auditorium where future Sunday Open Days and Thursday night workshops will be held. Acoustics in the hall are very good for such a large enclosed space and considerable thought has gone into the use of special acoustic ceiling tiles and hard rubber, simulated wood grain floor surfacing. The house remote P.A.(public address system) enables announcements to heard clearly throughout the hall and sound from the stage area is broadcast evenly along the length of the stadium with very little interference from annoying echoes and reverberation. More....