Lo­cal boy brings the beat to Bris­bane

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MORE than 750 pri­mary school mu­sic stu­dents learnt from the best at the in­au­gu­ral SHEP Pri­mary pro­gram last week­end.

One of them is Chin­chilla Chris­tian Col­lege Year 6 stu­dent Grant Dol­bel.

Grant has al­ready been recog­nised for his tal­ent in per­cus­sion, par­tic­i­pat­ing in Mid­dle School SHEP ear­lier this year and trav­el­ling to Bris­bane reg­u­larly for spe­cial­ist lessons.

He show­cased his skills again at SHEP (State Hon­ours En­sem­ble Pro­gram) Pri­mary, dur­ing two days of in­ten­sive mu­sic­mak­ing, which cul­mi­nated in four fi­nale con­certs at the Queens­land Con­ser­va­to­rium Grif­fith Univer­sity.

Grant said it was an hon­our to be se­lected.

“I went down to the mid­dle school SHEP and it was re­ally en­joy­able so I couldn’t wait to go.

“I’ve just al­ways liked per­cus­sion since I started when I was seven. I just loved it and prac­tise all the time.”

PHOTO: BROOKE DUN­CAN

PER­CUS­SION­IST: Chin­chilla Chris­tian Col­lege Year 6 stu­dent Grant Dol­bel.

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