Youth In Blues Program

Youth in Blues is a FREE program initiative of the MBAS, and held annually since 2005, to encourage the next generation of Blues musicians. The Youth in Blues Program aims to help budding young Blues musicians and vocalists gain confidence and experience with the guidance and mentorship of established Blues musicians and music industry professionals.

yiblogo bw 300wThe 2019 Youth in Blues Program expert music industry/professional musician mentors are : Wayne Jury (facilitator/co-ordinator) with Sam Buckley (guitar), Sweet Felicia (bass & songwriting), Andrea Marr (singing) and the shared broad experience of previous MBAS Youth in Blues graduate and Youth in Blues ambassador, Charlie Bedford.

Youth in Blues offers young people a place to develop their musical talent and build their performance confidence in a fun, encouraging, supportive learning environment with like-minded Blues music supporters.

Beginners to advanced players all benefit from the YIB Program. Participants from previous years are also welcome and encouraged to re-enrol and continue their learning.  

Are you:
    > Between 10 and 25 years of age?
    > Already into playing or singing the Blues?
    > Wanting to meet and play with other young Blues musos?
    > Wanting to experience performing live in front of an audience?
    > Ready to learn more about playing Blues from top musos?

Then join the Youth in Blues Program!

Youth in Blues Program is an MBAS initiative and proudly supported with grant funding by APRA/AMCOS.


The 2019 Youth In Blues Program starts in MAY!

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5 x fortnightly 3hr SATURDAY afternoon sessions 1.00pm - 4.00pm
MAY: Sat 4th & Sat 18th
JUNE: Sat 1st, Sat 15th & Sat 22nd (Showcase Final)
Venue: Flemington Bowls Club, cnr Smithfield & Racecourse Rds Flemington VIC 3031

Due to the structure of the YIB program it is a requirement of participation to attend ALL sessions.

Drum kit, electric keyboard, microphones and amplifiers (for bass/guitars/harp) are all supplied. Participants are only required to bring their own personal instruments (eg guitars).

Light snacks are provided for participants.

The YIB Program is FREE, but participants must register their attendance.

Registrations for 2019 have now opened: DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Deadline for registration: Friday 26th April 2019