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Library launches Groovebox after school program

Library launches Groovebox after school program
30 January

104.9 Lime FM Production volunteer Bronwyn Sims, Library Trainee Laryssa King, Library Youth Services Coordinator Terasa Nearmy and 104.9 Lime FM Station Manager Rohan Battersby are excited to launch the Groovebox after school program at the Mount Gambier Library.
104.9 Lime FM Production volunteer Bronwyn Sims, Library Trainee Laryssa King, Library Youth Services Coordinator Terasa Nearmy and 104.9 Lime FM Station Manager Rohan Battersby
104.9 Lime FM Production volunteer Bronwyn Sims, Library Trainee Laryssa King, Library Youth Services Coordinator Terasa Nearmy and 104.9 Lime FM Station Manager Rohan Battersby are excited to launch the Groovebox after school program at the Mount Gambier Library.

A new after school program at Mount Gambier Library will see youth creating their own music using newly acquired technology called ‘Groovebox Novation Circuits’. This joint initiative between Mount Gambier Library and 104.9 Lime FM commences on 4 February 2020 and will run every Monday during school terms with two half an hour sessions at 4:00pm and 4:30pm.

The Novation Circuit is a standalone Groovebox sequencer with built in drum, bass and synth sounds. It’s a creatively inspiring music maker that is suitable for beginners or more experienced musicians. Aimed at youths aged 12 to 15 years participants are expected to see some creative results as their skills increase each week.

Mount Gambier Library is really excited to launch this new program for youth. I enjoy working with young people and I am passionate about seeing them develop new skills in positive ways.
- Library Youth Services Coordinator Terasa Nearmy

“I believe Groovebox will attract young people who are looking to challenge their musical minds and find purpose through creating their own music using the Novation Circuit devices,” Ms Nearmy said.

The newly acquired cutting edge music makers have been sponsored by Friends of the Library with tutorial expertise being led by Lime FM Station Manager Rohan Battersby who is donating his time to run the program.

“I believe these little music-making machines will be beneficial for our wider community and delivering the program at Mount Gambier Library is a logical next step,” Mr Battersby said.

“I want everyone in our community to experience the joy, fun and accessibility of music and Novation Circuits help do that - they’re fun, they flow and they’re flexible.”

The sessions are free for youth and are expected to book quickly. Bookings can be made one week in advance by contacting Mount Gambier Library 8721 2540 or online at www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au/library under ‘Programs and Events’.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Ashlea Watson on (08) 8721 2577 or email awatson@mountgambier.sa.gov.au