Still time to Register for Kool Skools 2016 !

It’s the huge 20th year of Kool Skools and schools from all over Victoria and NSW have been signing up to take part. This year we look set to record somewhere between 40 and 50 albums of original music by young Aussie songwriters, with musos and bands of all genres! There are still plenty of recording dates available up until mid October so please call for more info or register with Paul Higgins on 0412686252.

Two of our very first schools, Wangaratta High School and Thomastown Secondary will both be making history when they record their 20th albums this year. Between them they have given the first time opportunity of recording in a professional studio to over 300 young acts and have played a huge part in the Kool Skools Project, becoming part of the culture. They always have stand out songs, great performances and so many talented upcoming players. Both schools have received the Koolest Skool mantle multiple times over our 20 year history.

Some of the new schools this year doing the project for the first time or first time in a long while include Maranatha Christian School from Endeavour Hills, Boroondara City Council, Ulla Dulla HS from Ulla Dulla NSW, Cathedral College from Wangaratta and Menai College from NSW. Wodonga Senior Secondary and Wodonga Catholic College have aligned to share a new project and again the Captivate Program for Catholic Schools in NSW has booked to run at least five projects with potential to increase to eight. Their projects will include St Andrews College and John Paul II who did the project in 2015. Rowville SC has confirmed for a 2nd year and so have Craigieburn SC, Northern Beaches Christian School, Mt Lilydale Mercy College, Victory Christian College and Laverton P-12. Brisbane Waters SC from Woy Woy in NSW have also come back to us after a few years hiatus.

Many of our wonderful regulars are joining in the 20th year celebration such as Albury City for their 11th year, Moira Shire, Loddon Shire, Emmanuel College Warrnambool for the 7th time, Notre Dame College, Canterbury Girls and Mackellar Girls both from NSW.  Mill Park SC who took out the VIC Koolest Skool Award in 2015 will also be returning to record their 12th album!

We are looking forward to a fantastic year of original music from so many young talented singer-songwriters and bands, the recordings have already started with Heathdale Christian College and Korowa Anglican Girls already having recorded in Melbourne and Northern Beaches Christian School in the Sydney studio as this post goes to air.

The Awards Nights have already been confirmed in advance, here are the 2016 dates and venues – please put them in your diary so you don’t miss out!

NSW Awards – SUN NOV 20th
Nagle College, Blacktown

Victorian Awards – SUN DEC 18th
George Wood PAC, Ringwood

Mill Park SC at Kool Skools Awards

Mill Park SC awarded Koolest Skool for 2015 at the VIC Kool Skools Awards

Koolest Skool NSW 2015

Mackellar Girls Campus NSW Koolest Skool 2015

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Jordie Lane came thru Kool Skools back in 1998, check out his new Video on Rolling Stone!

A very young Jordie Lane came through Kool Skools in 1998 in a band called InTouch with Simon Bruce, both from Thornbury Darebin HS. They performed a song called Gossip Queen at the Awards Night held at Festival Hall. He’s come along way since then of course and has had a very successful music career for many years. His brilliant new song Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson is now highlighted on the Rolling Stone website: check out the video.

http://rollingstoneaus.com/music/post/watch-jordie-lane-get-groomed-in-new-video/3255

Rolling Stone

Jordie Lane – Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson (Official Music Video)

Here’s the original Kool Skools video from 1998 featuring a very young Jordie Lane:

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The Best tracks from Kool Skools 2015 now on Soundcloud, listen now!

The 2015 selection includes original songs from schools and council projects from Victoria and NSW, 100 tracks from over 400 recorded this year. Go direct to Soundcloud link

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All the photos from the VIC & NSW Awards Showcases for 2015 are Online, check them out Now on Facebook!

Photos from the VIC Awards Showcase – Kool Skools VIC Awards Photos 2015

Mill Park SC at Kool Skools Awards

Mill Park SC awarded Koolest Skool for 2015 at the VIC Kool Skools Awards

Photos from the NSW Awards Showcase – Kool Skools NSW Photos 2015

Koolest Skool NSW 2015

Mackellar Girls Campus NSW Koolest Skool 2015

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Koolest Skool NSW 2015 Award goes to Mackellar Girls Campus !

Congratulations go to Mackellar Girls Campus who have been named Koolest Skool for 2015 at the NSW Kool Skools Awards held last Sunday 22nd November at the St Andrews College Hall. Mackellar have been in the project six times now and teacher jack Kirkpatrick has been in charge of the Kool Skools project as part of music at Mackellar for the past 3 years. This year their album came together with an amazing group of original acts and their songs. Some of the Award winners were Singer-Songwriter Erin Finlay who took two awards including Best Female Vocal, Singer-Songwriters Lydia Riccione-Brown and Joy Van Schie were also recognised and took home awards for Mackellar. The whole Awards Showcase was full of talent and the quality of performances was one of the best ever.

Koolest Skool NSW 2015

Erin Finlay 2015 Kool Skools Awards

Erin Finlay Awarded Best Female Vocal 2015 in NSW

Mackellar Girls Campus

Mackellar Girls Campus awarded Koolest Skool 2015 in NSW

Erin Finlay

Erin Finlay Awarded Best Female Vocal 2015 in NSW

 

 

Other Award Winners included Abby Fuller, Gen Lee, Makalita, Lydia Riccione-Brown,  Sarah Handy, Civilised Thieves, Blake Williams, Six String Calling, Zeta, Amora, Joy Van Schie and more. See the photos of all the award winners from NSW below.

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Kool Skools NSW Annual Awards Night This Sunday NOV 22, don’t miss it!

NSW SHOWCASE
SUN NOV 22nd at 6pm

St Andrews College Hall

St Andrews College, 116 Quakers Rd (Junior Campus) Marayong 

extra Tickets available at the door for $30 each

Kool Skools Awards 2015

14th NOV in Melbourne and 22nd NOV Sydney

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The Koolest Skool for VIC 2015 is Mill Park Secondary College!

Congratulations go to Mill Park SC who have been named Koolest Skool for 2015 at the VIC Kool Skools Awards held last Saturday 14th November at the George Wood PAC. Mill Park have been a major player in the Kool Skools Project having recorded albums each year since 2004, this was their 11th album and it gained the success thanks to a good mix of artists and original songs. Some of the Award winners were the band Whole Bottle Full, Singer Songwriter Rebecca Techer, Duet Tristan & Talisa, Daniel Cropley for Best EDM Track and Final Moments who were awarded Best Hip Hop Track.

Mill Park SC at Kool Skools Awards

Mill Park SC awarded Koolest Skool for 2015 at the VIC Kool Skools Awards

Mill Park SC at Kool Skools Awards

The Amazing Daniel Cropley performing Running Deep with Dancers

Whole Bottle Full

Whole Bottle Full performing live at the Kool Skools Awards 2015

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The Best of Kool Skools 2015 – Listen now on Soundcloud!

The 2015 selection includes original songs from schools and council projects from Victoria and NSW, 100 tracks from 400 recorded this year. Go direct to Soundcloud link

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2015 VIC Awards Nights a Huge Success – see the winners and photos from the night.

Saturday Night was a huge success for the 19th annual Kool Skools Awards in Victoria held at the George Wood PAC in Ringwood. Mill Park SC was awarded the “Koolest Skool” honour for 2015, for the schools 11th album as part of the project. 30 other awards were given out and 18 acts performed live on the night. The JB HiFi Kool Skools Prizes were awarded to Rebecka Clarke from Shepparton and Cooper Lower from Warrnambool. Three special 10th anniversary frames were awarded to the projects who had reached the 10 year mark including Albury City Youth, Hobsons Bay Youth and in Mill Park SC’s case a special 11 album celebration frame.

Lots of great original music was celebrated by all involved.

*Here are just a few photos from the night including the award winners and some side of stage shots, the bulk of the photos from the night are yet to be reviewed and will be uploaded soon.

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CATEGORY: 01                  BEST Indy track WITH a  female vocal
The Jungle                                                           By: Hazel & Ginger
From:           Mansfield Secondary College

CATEGORY :02                  BEST ROOTS TRACK
Thinking About The Mind / Dreams        By:   Tommy Castles Music
From:           Hobson’s Bay City Council

CATEGORY: 03                  BEST COVER
Shake It Off                                                         By: Jess & Laura
From:           From Moira Shire  Council

CATEGORY 04                   BEST BALLAD
Piece By Piece                                                     By:  Georgia Mcaleer
From:           Mt Lilydale Mercy College

CATEGORY: 05      Special Judges Award For Singer Songwriters
Demetria Kyriacopoulos       &   Jessica Pascoe
From:           Korowa Anglican Girls School

CATEGORY 06       BEST ACOUSTIC track WITH A  male vocal
Small Things                                                       By:  Cooper Lower
From:           Emmanuel College

CATEGORY 07       Special Judges Award FOR Singer Songwriters
“Annie & Bryce”
From:            Lowanna College

CATEGORY 08       BEST ACOUSTIC track WITH A  female vocal
Seven Days                                                           By:  Georgia Currie
From:           Albury City Council

CATEGORY 09       Special Judges Award FOR A BAND
Whole Bottle Full
FROM:           Mill Park Secondary College

CATEGORY 10       BEST MAINSTREAM TRACK
Nowhere                                                   By: Ebony Lawrence
From:            Rowville Secondary College

CATEGORY 11       Special Judges Award FOR A Singer Songwriter
Rebecca Techer
From: Mill Park Secondary College

CATEGORY 12       Special Judges Award FOR A BAND
Fighting For April
FROM:           Moira Shire  Council

CATEGORY 13       BEST ALTERNATIVE ROCK track
Fighter                                                                   By:  Charli  Lilagan
From:             Mt Lilydale Mercy College

CATEGORY 14       Special Judges Award FOR A Singer Songwriter
Aurelia Futi
From Laverton P-12 College

CATEGORY 15       BEST Indy Rock track
Your Sign Won’t Come                                  By: Hollow December
From:           Hobson’s Bay City Council

CATEGORY 16       Special Judges Award FOR A BAND
KDEN
FROM:           Notre Dame College

CATEGORY 17       BEST DUET
Never Too Late                                                 By:  Tristan & Talisa
From:           Mill Park Secondary College

CATEGORY 18       Special Judges Award FOR A BAND
For Consequence
FROM:           Craigiburn Secondary College

CATEGORY 19       BEST ROCK track  WITH A  male vocal
We Speak                                                               By:  10,000 Hours
From:           Loddon Shire  Council

CATEGORY 20       Special Judges Award FOR BEST Prog Rock Track
Messed Up Moose
From:           Wangaratta High School

CATEGORY 21       BEST EDM  TRACK
Running Deep                                                     By:  Daniel Cropley
From:           Mill Park Secondary College

CATEGORY 22       Special Judges Award FOR A BAND
Fusion
From:           Wodonga City Council

CATEGORY 23       Special Judges Award FOR A BAND
Delay Llama
FROM:           Hobsons Bay City Council

CATEGORY 24       BEST ARTWORK
ALBURY CITY COUNCIL

CATEGORY 25       Special Judges Award FOR A Singer Songwriter
Isaac Everett
From: Victory Christian College

CATEGORY 26       BEST R & B / HIP HOP TRACK
Final Moments                                                  By:  Deck Of Hearts
From:           Mill Park Secondary College

CATEGORY 27       BEST BEST FEMALE VOCAL
Charli  Lilagan
from:           Mt Lilydale Mercy College

CATEGORY 28       BEST BEST MALE VOCAL
Cooper Lower
From:           Emmanuel College

CATEGORY 29       BEST ROCK track WITH A  FEmale vocal
Won’t Catch Me                                                            By: Rebecka Clarke
From:             Notre Dame College

CATEGORY 30       Special Judges Award FOR OUTSTANDING INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Trio
From:           Wangaratta High School
FOR their PERFORMANCE OF     “Stairway to Heaven”

KOOLEST SKOOL 2015 (VIC)
Mill Park SC

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