Youth of some note

Hills Gazette - - NEWS -

DARLINGTON mu­si­cian An­nalise Stevens (15) has used a Shire of Mun­dar­ing youth grant to travel over­seas for an international mu­sic fes­ti­val.

An­nalise, a bas­soon player with the Perth Hills and Wheat­belt Band, trav­elled to the US to com­pete in the New York International Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

The band per­formed in LA and New York, in­clud­ing Carnegie Hall, where they were judged by a panel of international mu­sic aca­demics and awarded a sil­ver medal for their per­for­mance.

In ad­di­tion to vis­it­ing Dis­ney­land and Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios, An­nalise and the band were in­vited to the Dis­ney Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, where they had the op­por­tu­nity to be or­ches­tra ses­sion mu­si­cians play­ing and record­ing mu­sic from the sound­tracks of well­known Dis­ney pro­duc­tions.

An­nalise, who in ad­di­tion to be­ing a bas­soon­ist plays the gui­tar, ukulele and sings, plans to pur­sue a ca­reer in mu­sic.

“I am so lucky to have had the chance to travel with my band at such a young age,” she said.

“Hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to see what is out there and meet and play with other young mu­si­cians was fan­tas­tic.”

The Shire’s youth grant pro­gram is open all year and as­sists lo­cals aged eight to 18 who have been cho­sen to at­tend state, na­tional or international events, rep­re­sent­ing their in­sti­tu­tion, club or or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The Shire of Mun­dar­ing awarded Darlington res­i­dent An­nalise Stevens a youth grant re­cently.

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