Tannum string talent shines at first day of eisteddfod
THE first day of the Gladstone Eisteddfod saw performers with keyboards, instrumental groups and violinists take to the Gladstone Eisteddfod stage.
Instrumental and vocal adjudicator Helen Lancaster gave the competitors constructive comments after each section.
She noted the great teaching that happens in the months of preparation for the eisteddfod.
There were more than 50 performances throughout the first day of the 2015 Gladstone Eisteddfod.
"The very fact they are making a lovely sound, no matter what the instrument is, shows me that there's some good teaching going on here," she said.
Tannum Sands State School was awarded first place in the string orchestra.
The orchestra of more than 20 instrumentalists was commended for their pitch.
"It's important for an ensemble to be together rhythmically.
"The ones who tend to do better are those who work hard on what they sound like together," Ms Lancaster said.
Today pianists, woodwind and percussion performers will take to the stage for the second day of the Gladstone Eisteddfod.
The instrumental performances will continue until September 6.