Benaraby State School Concert Band performs in the Concert Band Primary Students section during the 40th Gladstone City Eisteddfod held at the Entertainment Centre.
Benaraby State School Concert Band performs in the Concert Band Primary Students section during the 40th Gladstone City Eisteddfod held at the Entertainment Centre.

Eisteddfod keeps students busy

WHETHER you are into music, dance, instruments, stage shows or speech and drama the Gladstone Eisteddfod has something for everyone.

Gabrielle Pashley, 11, has been performing in the eisteddfod the past two years and loves it.

This year, she performed in the band section with her classmates from Benaraby Primary School with her instrument of choice the clarinet.

Having played the clarinet for two years she said it was a really exciting instrument to play.

“It’s fun and you always get a great feeling after you finish playing,” Gabrielle said.

“It makes you feel proud that you can actually play.”

The clarinet wasn’t always Gabrielle’s forte, as she used to play the violin and likes to sing.

“The eisteddfod is great because you get to know everyone and watch other people perform,” she said.

The eisteddfod will take a break today for the end of the vocal and instrumental performances and reconvene tomorrow for the start of the speech and drama section.

Speech and drama will conclude on Sunday then after a well deserved break, dance will start on Sunday, September 19.



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