Alpine Crew currently has 15 committee members with a broad range of musical tastes. They run skate comps, the Push Start Battle of the Bands, art workshops, a youth centre with music equipment and mentoring, training (sound engineering, PA set-up), pool parties, and awards ceremonies. They usually meet once a month or twice a week when there is an event happening. Event highlights have included hosting the Battle of the Bands regional finals (the biggest event they have ever organised), stencil art workshop with Indigenous street artist Reko Rennie, and holding the Northeast Skate Series with Indigo.
Benalla Rural City Council
Contact: Charleme Ham
Phone: 5760 2632
Web: www.benalla.vic.gov.au (new window) / www.facebook.com/pages/Trebled-Youth (new window)
Indigo Rocks FReeZA
Indigo Rocks FReeZA is a exciting program with 22 members on the FReeZA committee. They offer a range of events, gigs, open mics, art exhibitions, the North East Skate Park Series and music mentoring programs. Their highlights are the Shed at the Yack Folk Fest, the Push Start Battle of the Bands and the final three events in the NESPS which are all under lights and feature bands, acoustic music, dance music, art exhibitions and other youth activities. As they live across a large area they use facebook a lot in between meetings, and then at their events which generally are held fortnightly.
Pumped Up consists of 15 enthusiastic, energetic, and innovative young people aged from 13 – 20 years old. They endeavor to run a variety of cultural, music and community orientated events that are fun, new and inclusive. In the past 5 years they have coordinated skate jams, pool parties, street art workshops and local musician nights. The committee meet weekly at the Mansfield Secondary College and fortnightly at the Mansfield Shire Council Chambers. The team is currently planning a short film workshop in September and a local jam night during the ‘Spring Arts Festival’ in early November followed by their annual ‘Skate Park Jam’.
Mitchell Shire Council
Contact: Buffy Leadbeater
Phone: 5734 6200
Web: www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au (new window) / www.facebook.com/mitchellfreeza (new window)
Volume FReeZA currently has 9 members who meet on a weekly basis at the Broadford Youth Room (attached to the Broadford Leisure Centre).
MY(Moira Youth) FReeZA
The MY FReeZA Committee is made up of a number of young people from across the shire including members of the Moira Shire Junior Council. MY FReeZA Committee hold a number of youth events throughout the year including open mics, the Push Start Battle of the Bands, skate comps, movie nights and underage discos. They are always happy to welcome new members with passionate, positive input into the committee.
Creative Youth Committee
Rural City of Wangaratta
Contact: Laura McKenna
Phone: 5722 0819
Web: http://www.wangaratta.vic.gov.au (new window) / www.facebook.com/creativeyouth.wangaratta (new window)
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Youth is funded through the state government FReeZA Program to run low cost drug, alcohol and smoke free music and cultural events in the Rural City of Wangaratta. Events include Skate Park Jams, Battle of the Bands, Youth Festivals and more. Creative Youth meet regularly and have the opportunity to plan and run events, undertake training in the music industry and develop their leadership skills.
FReeZA Youth Events Team
Strathbogie Shire Council
Contact: Debra Ellis
Phone: 5795 0101
Web: http://www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au (new window) / www.facebook.com/StrathbogieShireCouncilsYouthProgram (new window)
Towong Shire Council
Contact: Renee Carkeek
Phone: (02) 6071 5100
City of Wodonga FReeZA
Word and Mouth