Extra brass for show of music class at Pine Rivers State High School

Young musicians from five local schools will share the stage with professional instrumentalists during a gala concert hosted by Pine Rivers State High School on 22 August.

Pine Rivers State High School instrumental music teacher Sam Denning said the concert, a showcase of musical talent from the secondary school’s string and percussion ensembles, stage and concert bands, “promises to be nothing short of an extravaganza”.

The gala concert will also feature performances by concert bands from four local state primary schools: Strathpine, Petrie, Kurwongbah and Strathpine West.

Mr Denning said the concert would feature “lots of kids and a good celebration of music and their hard work.”

“The night will give our students the opportunity to show off their talents and hard work throughout the year,” he said.

The concert will also feature Barksdale Brass Band, an eight-piece ensemble with trumpets, trombones, tenor saxophone, sousaphone and percussion.

Formed in 2011, the Brisbane band has performed its energetic live show at the Noosa Jazz Festival, Full Moon Dance and Bleach Festival and released its debut album Noisy Crowd this year.

“They play music that can be best described as up-tempo New Orleans street-type rag,” Mr Denning explained.

“All involved students will even get to play alongside this exciting band.”

The Pine Rivers Gala Music Night is on at Graham Sprott Hall at Pine Rivers State High School, Ash Court, Strathpine on 22 August from 6.30pm. Entry is free.

Source: The Westerner

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