What a great night was had at the Mornington Peninsula Music Network AGM, many MP musicians and supporters came together at Mornington Brewery to celebrate the milestones and achievements of the Network.
Since 2010 the Network has designed and administered a website/database/Facebook page for Peninsula musicians, bands, teachers, tutors, businesses and choirs; committee members have been involved in a variety of performance opportunities, strengthened links with other music industry organisations such as Music Victoria the state peak body for music in Victoria. The Network has been generating a viable and valued point of reference for our local sector and has been instrumental in driving a Music Development Plan for the Shire and a draft of the document will be available for the broader community discussion to Have their say over the coming months. Five Network members were co-opted to participate on the committee to further progress initiatives across the Mornington Peninsula; Michael Snelson, Lori Hakim, Ian Pav, John McGregor, and Merry Hallowell.
Along with the President Simon Mills and others who spoke Geoff Carson, Manager of Libraries Arts & Culture outlined the importance and need for our creative communities, artists and musicians to lobby Councillors to understand the needs of the arts and in particular the music sector. He urged everyone present to write and make demands of Council to hear what they have to say…
The Westernport Regional Band, Tommy Spender, Paul Jenkins & Sergio provided some fabulous sounds to cap off this great evening.
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(Photos by Lisa Walton)