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Yugambeh Youth Choir

Join AMEB and the Yugambeh Youth Choir in an initiative to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth access to music education.

The Yugambeh Youth Choir (YYC) welcomes about 50 Indigenous students from all walks of life and provides opportunities to Yarrabil - to sing in Yugambeh Language.

Music’s ability to complement and enhance academic achievement is well documented. Both AMEB and the YYC believe that engagement with music is an important part of a well-rounded education, and access to quality musical tuition is a vital part of this.

The overall goal of this initiative is to encourage and empower YCC members to pursue higher education in any area of their choosing - including but not limited to, the study of music.

AMEB is proud to be assisting the YYC to cultivate the diverse creative talent and potential of the Yugambeh youth.

 

Donate to Yugambeh Youth Choir

By donating you are supporting the YYC in their endeavours to provide structured musical learning for 50 Indigenous students.

As a proud supporter of this initiative, AMEB will also be donating publications.

Thank you for making a difference.


Bernard Depasquale
CEO, AMEB Federal Office

 

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Yugambeh Youth Choir

Established in 2014 by songwoman Candace Kruger, a proud Kombumerri (Gold Coast) and Ngugi (Moreton Island) woman, with support from the Kombumerri Aboriginal Corporation for Culture, the unique approach utilises traditional language and instruments to communicate stories of the Yugambeh region to the broader community. Youth actively promote their culture by learning and performing in Yugambeh language at a wide range of events.

The benefits from choir’s unique training, development and performance include a sense of social inclusion and cohesion, the development of cultural identity and fostering music as a skill for life in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.

Snapshot of Achievements:

  • 2020: NRL Indigenous All-Stars (Crowd: 23,599) 
  • 2019: AMEB Online Orchestra - opening 'I am Australian' in Yugambeh language
  • 2018: Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games performances:
    • GC2018 Queens Baton Arrival Festival 2018
    • Closing ceremony – segment 6; Yugambeh farewell (Crowd 35,000)
  • 2017: Sudirman Cup (Badminton World Cup) Gala Ball (Audience – 875 delegates)
  • 2016: Queensland Reconciliation Award Winner – Community Division
  • 2015: NRL All Stars performance (Crowd: 23,177)
  • 2014: International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) 23 World Volunteer Conference Gala Dinner (Audience – 600 delegates)

Donations to YYC are distributed through the Yugambeh Youth Aboriginal Corporation (ABN: 43 514 977 606).

AMEB Ltd. (ABN: 27102374587) is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Donations of $2 or more to AMEB Ltd. are tax deductible in Australia.