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Instrumental Music Notes.

Instrumental Music Notes:
SHEP Queensland

More than 750 of the finest teenage musicians from across Queensland descended on South Bank in Brisbane during the school holidays for Queensland Conservatorium’s SHEP 2013 (State Honours Ensemble Program).
1,400 students were nominated by high school music departments from across the State, with 760 of the best and brightest chosen to represent their schools. Congratulations to Toolooa SHS students Bethany Hackfath (year 11 – clarinet) and Kaitlyn Read (year 10 – clarinet) on being selected to attend such a prestigious event.
The program ran from October 3 - 6, where the participants worked alongside international and national conductors. Four grand finale SHEP 2013 concerts showcasing the talents of these astonishing young musicians were open to the public on Sunday 6 October in the Conservatorium Theatre, South Bank, Brisbane.
Combined Schools’ Band
Congratulations to Lily Furness (year 7 – flute) and Taylor Wakely (year 7 – trumpet) who were selected to represent Toolooa SHS in the 2013 Combined Schools’ Band.
These students attended rehearsals each Tuesday evening during term 3 and participated in a 3 day-10 performance tour of the Gladstone and district primary schools to inspire young students to join the instrumental music program.
QSO Workshops

Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and String students from Toolooa SHS had the opportunity in August to attend workshops with musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Students gained invaluable insights and techniques from working with some of the top professional musicians from across the country.
Primary – Secondary Instrumental Music Transition

During term 4 Toolooa will once again open its Concert Band rehearsal doors to instrumental music students from the district primary schools to give young musicians who are currently choosing which high school to enrol at a taste of what Toolooa has to offer. If you come across any of these primary school students early on a Thursday morning, please make the welcome.
Concert Band rehearsals take place each Thursday morning from 7:30am until 8:40am in NA10.