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Yamaha Band Giveaway 3

In 2017 Yamaha Music Australia is choosing one school that needs a helping hand in getting a band program off the ground by providing them with a school-changing giveaway and launch concert with Guy Sebastian!
After the appointment of Dr Rob McWilliams as Yamaha’s ‘Education Outreach Clinician’ in 2016 the giveaway is the next step in their education advocacy program ‘Off to a Great Start’; a program that includes resources for music programs in schools such as training, recruitment videos, product guides and relationship building with instrument retailers. “Yamaha Music Australia is committed to increasing the quality of, and participation in music education, specifically in band and orchestral music programs” said Mat Taylor, Yamaha Band and Orchestral Product Manager.

The amazing $100,000 band giveaway includes:
• $90,000 worth of Yamaha instruments — that’s 42 brand new Yamaha student band instruments
• 3 days training from Dr Rob McWilliams — Australia’s leading band expert and Yamaha Education Outreach clinician
• A launch concert at the winning school with Guy Sebastian
• PLUS: Consolation prizes worth $10,000 in value shared between another 4 schools
Schools wishing to apply must complete the formal on-line application. They will also be asked to include letters from their Principal, relevant Teacher and Parent. For full details please visit
A ‘Top 5’ will be chosen from the applicants and assessed by a panel led by Dr Rob McWilliams from the Yamaha Education Outreach Program which includes an independent member of the music community. A school will be chosen by the panel to receive the Giveaway and a further 4 schools will be chosen to receive a consolation Giveaway.

Applications close 13th March 2017.

For full details and terms and conditions please visit

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