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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Kool Skools Awards Melbourne and Sydney not to be missed !!!

VICTORIA
SAT NOV 14th at 6pm

George Wood Performing Arts Centre

Yarra Valley Grammar, Kalinda Rd, Ringwood

NSW
SUN NOV 22nd at 6pm

St Andrews College Hall

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

Kool Skools Awards 2015

14th NOV in Melbourne and 22nd NOV Sydney

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Sign up for Kool Skools 2016 Project, our 20th year!

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The Amazing Anna Mannering now available on iTunes

Checkout the latest rising star from the Kool Skools and Uncovered Project, Anna Mannering with her amazing song Son Of Korah, out now thru Empire/MGM.

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ENTER NOW 2015 JB Hifi Music Prize Competition

2015 JB HiFI Kool Skools “Music Prize” now open for entries

If you’re of school age (not yet 20yo) have an original band, group or you’re a singer-songwriter you should apply now for the 2015 JB HiFi Kool Skools Prize. Get all the details and the competition Entry Form here. You could win the chance to record at Melbourne’s Studio 52 as part of the Kool Skools Project. See the criteria and details with the entry form. ENTER NOW! Last years winners were all girl rock group Shewolf from Williamstown and the chilled boys from Warrnambool Victoria, The Mellows. Checkout their winning tracks on iTunes by searching either group.

Jb HiFi Prize 2015

2015 JB HiFi Kool Skools Music Prize Competition

JB HiFi Kool skools Music Prize previous winners 2015

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Register Now. 2015 kicks off with record numbers of projects already booked including a major boost in NSW !

Watch this video with interviews from teachers and students at the 2014 Awards showcase to see why you should get involved too!

Don’t miss out call Paul Higgins on 0412686252 now to find out more.

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VIC Awards SAT 15th November George Wood PAC, Yarra Valley Grammar, Ringwood 6pm!

Kool Skools Awards logoIts our 18th year of Kool Skools and 2014 stands as possibly the best year yet, so much talent, so many great songs and great musical gems amongst the 33 albums we have recorded in this year alone. The Awards will be one to remember! Please join us at 6pm in Ringwood for an amazing show! Tickets are $30 at the door.

Kool Skools Awards 2014

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Listen up to some incredible Advance tracks from the Kool Skools 2014 Project !

Kool Skools 18th year logoIt’s just 5.2 weeks away from the VIC Kool Skools Awards Showcase to celebrate all the amazing music from the 2014 Kool Skools Project. To celebrate the 18th year of Kool Skools we are providing an advance listen to some of the tracks recorded sofar. There are some amazing songs and great performances from across Victoria (NSW tracks still to be added), check it out on our Soundcloud and be amazed!  The awards this year will be held at The George Wood PAC Sat 15th November and in Sydney at Nagle College on Sat 22nd Nov. Call 03-94177707 for ticket enquiries now.

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JB HiFi Winners announced, The Mellows & SheWolf

The JB HiFi Kool Skools Prize is always an exciting part of the whole Kool Skools calendar.  Each year 2 amazing acts get selected by the judges as exceptional, winning the opportunity to record their own CD at Studio 52 as part of Kool Skools. The 2014 winners are The Mellows, an amazing band from Warrnambool and a great girl group from Williamstown named Shewolf. Both acts receive 2 days at Studio 52 to record some of their original tracks with both CD and online release by Empire/MGM. Congrats go to both winners and we look forward to hearing the recorded results soon.

Shewolf from Hobsons Bay

SheWolf JB HiFi Prize winners

Warrnambool band The Mellows

The Mellows JB HiFi Prize Winners

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Get those Entries in for the JB HiFi Prize, closing date extended!

JB HiFI Kool Skools Prize

Recording Prize Enter Now

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Heathdale Christian College new album complete

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new album for 2014

Heathdale Christian College have just completed their 2014 
Kool Skools Album “ Life AND The Living” at Studio 52 Melbourne. 

They’re Back ! Kool Skools 2014 is now full steam ahead as Heathdale Christian College (one of the project’s most consistently excellent schools) have just completed their latest offering “ Life AND The Living”.

This year, great teacher and mentor Ben Salvador has introduced some great young bloods to the project as many of his outstanding students from the previous 2 years have moved on. And the guys did him and the school proud
 .. once again producing a fantastic album.

Writing (and hair growing) “machine” Louise Gaul opens the album with her fabulous anthemic rock track “Radioactive Air” and closes the album with “Sweet Serenity”. But her influence is also found on many other tracks throughout the album either as a writer or multi-facetted instrumentalist.

As usual Heathdale have come up with a fully original CD with great variety. Winston Chui and Glenn Bussey contribute a great electronic dance track, Trizia Madronio belts out a great gospel tune, Ashlea Ephraums shows off her wonderful voice with a beautiful ballad .. just to mention a few of the many highlights. Well done (again) guys !

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