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Strings or­ches­tra of Childers place sec­ond at the eisteddfod:

Isis Town and Country - - FRONT PAGE - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

THE strings or­ches­tra of Childers State School en­joyed great suc­cess in the in­stru­men­tal sec­tion of the Mary­bor­ough Eisteddfod held last week.

The strings or­ches­tra re­ceived huge hon­ours with a sec­ond place win with a high score of 90 points.

Strings teacher Ker­ryn Haaksma said this year the eisteddfod held a sec­tion for be­gin­ner string play­ers in their first year of learn­ing.

The school sent a group of 17 begin­ners and they also placed sec­ond with a score of 86 points.

The most out­stand­ing achieve­ment was Alice Bak, plac­ing sec­ond in the vi­o­lin solo and trio. The tal­ented stu­dent was highly com­mended for mod­ern vi­o­lin solo and her duet and has a promis­ing fu­ture.

At only eight years old, the ad­ju­di­ca­tor said Alice had very good pitch for her age and he called her a “pocket rocket”.

At the end of the eisteddfod Alice was se­lected to re­ceive one of only nine spe­cial awards – the un­der-12 years Rosi Franklin String En­cour­age­ment Award.

Cassie La Grazia, Emma Meyer and Mad­di­son Kuh­nell all re­ceived first place in the trio sec­tion.

Mrs Haaksma said she was very proud of all the stu­dent per­for­mances.

“The strings or­ches­tra have worked very hard all year and they all should be proud,” she said.

Camp­bell Mackay placed first in pi­ano trio and duet with sec­ond in pi­ano ac­com­pa­ny­ing, Emma Meyer sec­ond in a vi­ola solo.

Alice, Ella and Or­lando came sec­ond in the trio sec­tion, Alice and Ella were highly com­mended for their duet, Amy Bak was highly com­mended for vi­o­lin solo.

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IN TUNE: The strings or­ches­tra from Childers State School.

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STRINGS: The stu­dents of Childers State School strings or­ches­tra won sec­ond place.

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