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New reference group to showcase region’s music talent at Saltwater Busselton

Claudette RizziBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton music groups have come together for performances at the new performing arts centre.
Camera IconBusselton music groups have come together for performances at the new performing arts centre. Credit: supplied

Busselton community groups have come together to partner with the city’s under-construction performing arts centre.

A new reference group for Saltwater Busselton has been formed ahead of the venue’s expected completion later this year, linked to the Saltwater Community Music Initiative.

The organisations involved include Busselton Brass, Busselton Choral Society, Voices of the Vasse, Busselton Ukulele Strummers and the Busselton Acoustic Music Circle, alongside members of other unincorporated groups.

The Saltwater Community Music Initiative will regularly hold variety concerts on the venue’s main stage, showcasing the talent of community musicians and groups.

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Its free concerts will be open to all amateur musicians and provide an opportunity for those of all skill levels to experience performing in the new venue.

The initiative is the idea of community musician Jen Burnett, with free concerts being held at the Old Courthouse Complex to test the concept.

Burnett said she was thrilled about the opportunities for community music to be showcased at the venue.

“It gives us a great reason to network, build and strengthen our diverse community music connections,” she said.

Burnett said she hoped to spread the word about opportunities for performances at Saltwater next year.

“Saltwater is going to be a state-of-the-art community facility and this initiative will be a fantastic way to ensure community musicians get to perform at the new venue,” she said.

“We are pleased to be partnering with this community music reference group as they plan and recruit performers for the initiative. It’s great to see the community taking the lead on this grassroots cultural movement.”

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