Young musicians take to the stage

By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.com.au

JASMINE Shore and Brianna Roobottom were part of a large number of musicians who displayed their talent at the Gladstone Eisteddfod yesterday.

Eleven-year-olds Brianna and Jasmine both took to the stage to impress the judges with their skill .

Brianna said playing music was 'so much fun'.

She said she had only been playing for the past three years and the enjoyment of listening to the sound and completing a song was very satisfying.

'My sister was my inspiration,'' Brianna said.

'Listening to her practise and enjoy it was the reason I thought I would give it a go.'

'I enjoying playing with the band because it teaches me to work as a team, and to hear the band complete a full piece is sensational.

She said she was usually nervous before she played in front of an audience, however once she started playing she enjoyed it.

'The satisfaction of playing in front of my parents and an audience is a lot of fun,' she said.

Jasmine has also played the clarinet for the past two years ? a move inspired by her friends.

'I began playing music through Kinda-music and when I got to school I noticed a number of my friends playing an instrument, so I thought I would give it a go,' she said.

'I really enjoy it, the sound that come out of the clarinet is wonderful, and it is such a good feeling to have completely learnt and perfected a song.'

She said she practised each day for about 10 to 15 minutes, and also attended band practice at school every Wednesday morning. 'We have practised a lot to ensure we were ready for the eisteddfod yesterday,' Jasmine said.



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