Musicians’ winning note
Best primary concert band win:
FANFARE was initiated in 1985 to foster the development and highlight the achievements of school-based ensembles in the instrumental music program.
Since then, more than 140,000 instrumental music students from across Queensland have participated in the program.
Childers students performed at the Wide Bay Fanfare and came home winners.
Childers primary school instrumental music teacher Andrew Little said he and the students were thrilled with their win.
“The biennial state-wide festival is for bands and orchestras in Queensland state schools, and we entered 27 students playing woodwind, brass and percussion instruments,” Mr Little said.
The students from years four to six set high standards as they impressed judges and guests.
The shining performing showcased their talents last week when Stuart Gillard presented the students with their trophy, 2016 North Coast Region Instrumental Music Award for Best Primary Concert Band Division 2, Bundaberg Fraser Coast Sector.
It showcases the outstanding music making that occurs in school ensembles across the state.
The emphasis for Fanfare is on improving the quality of ensembles, promoting the highest possible standard of performance, striving for excellence and encouraging participation.
Fanfare provides an opportunity for school to celebrate young musicians and instrumental teachers by encouraging and promoting musical excellence.
MUSIC CLASS: The young musicians from Childers State School.
SCHOOL TUNES: Students from Childers State School performed at Wide Bay Fanfare.