THE MYAT team have been busy learning from music industry professionals and are ready to bring their training to life for Live'n'Loud at the Library today, Tuesday June 24.
The event begins at 6pm and concludes at 9pm. It is an event for young people aged 12-18 years. There is full supervision and the event is completely drug and alcohol free. Entry is a gold coin donation, and free pizza is available. The event is run by MYAT, supported by Library and Youth staff.
MYAT, the Manning Youth Action Team, who are Greater Taree City Council's Youth Advisory group, recently travelled to Sydney to attend the Feedback Conference as part of Sydney's Vivid Festival. 'Feedback' is a music conference for young people and was an invaluable experience for the team.
Team members met and interacted with performers Josh Pyke, Thelma Plum, Jake Stone from BlueJuice and Winston McCall from Parkway Drive - in addition to AJ Maddah, who is the genius promoter of huge Australian festivals Big Day Out and Sound Wave.
"The information we received and the people we met were awesome," MYAT member Sampson Hillyard enthused. " We were able to get practical knowledge on not only how to make our MYAT events better, but also information on how ourselves, as regional musicians, can get better coverage and exposure."
The chance to put all of this knowledge into practice has presented itself almost immediately for the team. As part of its commitment to young people and in conjunction with funding from Indent, the second Live'n'Loud event for 2014 will be at Taree Library tonight.
"Live'n'Loud at Taree Library has become a staple fixture on the events calendar for young people in Taree," said community outreach librarian Debbie Horgan. "We hold three Live'n'Loud @ the Library events during the year, always on the last Tuesday of the school term. These culminate in our annual outdoor Summerfest event in December. This year will be our third Summerfest and it is going to be bigger and better than ever."
For more information please contact Jane Lynch, GTCC youth development officer on 6592 5338 or Debbie Horgan at Taree Library on 6592 5298, or visit the GTCC website.