Professional coaching for vocal group Coastal a Cappella is on the cards thanks to the Greater Bank’s #GreaterCentralCoast Community Funding Program, which has now given away more than $100,000 to community groups across the Central Coast.
Coastal a Cappella receives $2,000 after topping the public vote for the program’s May round, with $500 each going to monthly runners-up, Kariong and Districts Rugby Club and Gosford City Sub-Branch - National Servicemen's Association & Affiliates.
For the past 31 years, Coastal a Cappella has provided quality music education and performance opportunities for people across the Central Coast.
The 48-members women's a cappella chorus group performs at a range of events including Woy Woy Everglades Probus Club, Erina Heights Garden Club, Central Coast Council citizenship ceremonies, International Women's Day Expo, Elsie's Project Remembrance Walk, and various Christmas carols events.
Coastal a Cappella Events Coordinator, Jennie Harrison, said the funding from Greater Bank will assist with the group’s aspirations of performing at next year’s national competition.
“We recently performed at the Sweet Adelines national competition in Brisbane, finishing in the top 10. We’re delighted with that result but are aiming higher at the 2024 nationals in Fremantle,” Jennie said.
“We’re looking to bring in professional coaches to help us reach that next level,” Jennie said.
“COVID prevented us from doing anything like this over the past couple of years, so we are very grateful for the support of Greater Bank and their contribution to our future improvement!”
Coastal a Cappella Events Coordinator, Jennie Harrison
Greater Bank’s Central Coast Regional Sales Manager, Josh Swetnam, said it’s terrific to see a variety of winners in the Community Funding Program.
“The success of Coastal a Cappella underlines the breadth of activities available to people on the Central Coast, as well as the range of community groups we have supported since launching the #GreaterCentralCoast program in May 2020,” Josh said.
“We love helping local community groups and are delighted to have passed the $100,000 mark recently, with more to come each month.
“We are incredible proud to have made this contribution but more so of the amazing organisations who continue to make the Central Coast region even greater.”
There’s another $3,000 on offer in our June round and our monthly nominees are Capes4Kids Australia, Jopuka Productions and Central Coast Dragon Boat Club.
The public online vote is open from 9.00am Monday 5 June until 5.00pm Wednesday 28 June, 2023 at greater.com.au/greatercentralcoast.