Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod Website.

To get started, select music or speech from the tabs on the top-right to visit sectional pages, or select an information link from the footer.

Committee Members  
President Mrs. Jenny Thomas
Vise President Mrs. Jacinta Lanskey
Organising Secretary Mrs. Gwen Dunn
Convenors  
Piano Mrs. Desley Payne
Strings Mrs. Chrissy Davis
Brass, Woodwind and Ensembles Mrs. Jenny Thomas
Vocal and Choral Ms Britt Barrie
Speech and Drama Mrs. Robyn Ernst

To email members of the association please visit the contact page or click the Member's name in the table above.

The Nambour Junior Eisteddfod was revived in 1967; previous to this an Eisteddfod had been held in the 1930s and 1940s. The main aim was to showcase the talents of the young people, to give them experience before an audience and to build self-confidence.The Music Section consisting of piano, organ and vocal was held in the Masonic Hall, Blackall Terrace, Nambour with just one adjudicator. School choirs performed in the old Civic Hall in Currie Street.

Dancing was also part of the Eisteddfod for a short time. Speech and Drama was originally held at the same time as Music until owing to difficulties this posed to contestants, it was held the week before the Music Section. The venue for Speech and Drama started in the N.A.T.S. Hall, Blackall Terrace, moving to the Presbyterian Church Hall, then to Lind Lane Theatre. The large number of events included set pieces, characterisation and public speaking.
In the early 1990s Music was divided into different sections of Piano, Brass and Woodwinds, Strings and Vocal with a specialised adjudicator for each.

Two people who gave much time and effort in the early days were Lurlene Fereday and Flora Stephens. They were but two of many volunteers who have maintained this now Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod over the last 47 years.

 

The organising committee.

 

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