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Leesa Marshall, Naomi Fawkes, Bri Walter, Katharine Stoddard, Bron Greaves, Kiri Roach, Fiona Lynch, and Julie Bridgeman formed a strong team at the Big Music Quiz on the weekend. Image: Emma Pritchard

Big Music Quiz notes an evening of success

Emma Pritchard


The Jacaranda Festival Committee was singing the praises of the Clarence Valley community on June 18, after a large and exuberant crowd gathered at the Grafton District Services Club (GDSC) to participate in the Big Music Quiz.

Held as a fundraising event for the 2022 Junior Jacaranda candidates, who proudly introduced themselves to attendees during the evening, 26 enthusiastic teams put their musical knowledge to the test across eight rounds as they were asked to name songs by world renowned singers, identify missing lyrics, pick which musicals have enjoyed the biggest success, and correctly guess the solo artist or band from photos of album covers.

Laughter filled the air as several team members sang along with the music, humorously giving away the answers on a few occasions as other teams cheered good-naturedly and applauded their vocal collaborations.

Prizes were awarded to the teams with the highest scores following the conclusion of each round, with a special voucher presented to Jeremy Jablonski who wowed the audience with his impressive moves and flamboyance during a dance-off in the interval. 

Local team Let’s Get Quizzical cheered loudly as they were announced as the overall winner of the Big Music Quiz.

Bird Brains and The Peli-Queens placed second and third respectively in a tight finish, as the crowd applauded the success of the event.

Jacaranda Festival Manager Mark Blackadder graciously acknowledged the GDSC for hosting the fundraiser, and Wesley Mission for their ongoing support of the organisation.

He also extended his appreciation to the 2022 Junior Jacaranda Candidate Committee including Rebecca Yager, Jamaica Yager, Belinda Chapman, and Ella Gilbert for their dedication and unwavering commitment.

Mr Blackadder smiled joyfully as he revealed $4051.85 had been raised during the Big Music Quiz, with many participants complimenting the Jacaranda Festival Committee for organising such a fun-filled event.

2021 Junior Jacaranda Queen Brooke Chapman said she was happy to see so many people attend the event in support of the 2022 Junior Jacaranda candidates, and she is looking forward to more fundraising events during the year.

The Jacaranda Festival Committee is currently organising another fundraiser, Christmas in July, to be held next month.

Make sure you pick up a copy of the Clarence Valley Independent next week when we introduce you to the 2022 Junior Jacaranda candidates.