December QMF workshop delivers more material
Published: 22 January 2015
Eighteen new songs were created in December when Queensland Music Festival (QMF) hosted a series of song writing workshops at Windaroo Valley State High and Woodridge State High School.
The sessions followed on from a successful first workshops series in October at the Kingston Butter Factory.
During the December series, more than 40 young people participated in Song Trails Logan to help develop material for this year's Logan's Music Celebration - QMF's signature event for 2015 and the biggest community musical production Logan has ever seen.
QMF Director Sean Mee and his team of professional musicians and songwriters worked with talented students from Woodridge State High School, Windaroo Valley State High School, Browns Plains State High School, Springwood State High School and Kingston State High School over five days at Woodridge and Windaroo.
They brainstormed and workshopped ideas for the youth component of the "day in the life of Logan" theme that forms the basis of the Logan-inspired production. This material will now be further refined over coming months.
The week concluded with a community Song Trails Showcase at the Beenleigh Events Centre on 5 December, at which Sean outlined the creative concept for the production. Some of the students from the most recent workshops joined with a number of adult participants from the October Song Trails sessions to perform three numbers.
More than 60 people took advantage of the opportunity to have a sneak peek at the creative work-in-progress. The showcase left the audience buzzing, and in no doubt that momentum is building for the spectacular signature event.
Logan's Music Celebration will be staged at Logan Brothers Rugby League Club in Logan Central on 1 and 2 August. It will feature up to 500 local performers and attract around 10,000 people each night.