Tuned in for competition
Strings orchestra of Childers place second at the eisteddfod:
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.
IN TUNE: The strings orchestra from Childers State School.
STRINGS: The students of Childers State School strings orchestra won second place.