Fretted Instrumental, 13-18 years, Brody James.
Fretted Instrumental, 13-18 years, Brody James. Chrissy Harris

Instrumentalists, vocalists shine

AGE is no barrier for talent when it comes to some of the Gladstone region’s best instrumentalists and vocalists.

With hundreds of children having already been on stage at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre to compete in the 2010 Gladstone Eisteddfod, the consensus among organisers is that ‘we are a truly talented bunch’.

Entering its sixth day of competition today, the 40th Gladstone Eisteddfod has so far attracted some stand-out performances in the Instrumental and Vocal programme.

The past weekend saw a series of performances from piano solos to sacred choirs. Gladstone Eisteddfod Association president Carmel Stanley said the eisteddfod has been very successful so far with lots of happy children.

Ms Stanley said Dr Robert Keane, adjudicator of the Instrumental and Vocal programme, had made many positive comments in relation to the stage performances he had presided over so far.

“We have had some very impressive band performances,” Ms Stanley said.

“The Gladstone State High School Big Band was the highlight of Friday evening’s program.

“Their school concert band also put in a stand-out performance.”

Ms Stanley said Monday’s programme would see a presentation by the Woorabinda Choir, with students performing with an arrangement of traditional and modern instruments performances from our primary school competitors.



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