Symphony was a treat for our own musicians
IT IS rare and wonderful when our region gets to welcome big names in music, so to have the Queensland Symphony Orchestra come to Roma, just to perform with our local bands, is an incredible privilege – for our local musicians and the audience members who came to hear everyone play on Wednesday evening.
Outside of the Star I’m one of those musicians: I play the trumpet with our community band, Maranoa Music Inc.
For the QSO to be so willing to come this far and teach not only our bright young students but also a bunch of locals is a testament to how valuable music is in a community and its power of bringing people of all ages together.
In MMI, the youngest player is 12 and our oldest, while I won’t divulge her age, has been playing music with the group for 35 years.
Every single person took away something valuable from the experience and we are sounding even better because of it – but the greatest part was being able to share it with a full house at the Cultural Centre.
The audience is equally important for a show like this to go on and I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the people who came along to watch and listen.
Be sure to save the date for this time next year.