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Edge Hill State School Fares Well At Fanfare

​On Sunday 25 May dedicated students from state schools throughout our region gathered in a celebration of music at one of the key events of the school performance calendar, Fanfare. The biennial state-wide festival of music is much anticipated by primary and secondary school bands and orchestras, not unlike a sporting grand-final! This year a total of 10 primary schools entered bands or ensembles in the primary section making competition tough.
Edge Hill State School was represented by more than 60 musicians whose commitment and effort must be commended. Members of our Senior Concert Band and Senior String Ensemble who vied for a place were rewarded once again, reinforcing our reputation as a leading provider of quality curricular, instrumental and ensemble music education.
Under the baton of Mr John Christodoulides our Concert Band brought home a gold award and were the overall winners of their section on the day. Our String Ensemble, conducted by Mr Simon McMenamin, came home with a silver award. We are very proud of this exceptional outcome and extend thanks to these teachers and the many dedicated staff involved in the curricular and instrumental music program at the school. Thanks too must be extended to the family of participants for their support and encouragement.
The next competitive performance opportunity on our calendar, and another invaluable experience for all involved, is the Cairns & District Junior Eisteddfod kicking off in June. Junior and Senior Choirs and the Senior Concert Band and Senior String Ensemble will be given a chance to demonstrate their skill at eisteddfod. We wish them well.