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Ross one of 900 student musicians

TROMBONE: Ross McCann is among 900 secondary school musicians to attend the State Honours Ensemble Program during this school holidays.Ross McCann, 15, of Wellington Point is among the 900 secondary school musicians chosen to attend the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) at the Queensland Conservatoriumfrom September 29 to October 2.
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TROMBONE: Ross McCann is among 900 secondary school musicians to attend the State Honours Ensemble Program during this school holidays.

Ross is a Year 9 student at Redland College, one of sixRedland schools represented on the program. Other schools includeCarmel College, Cleveland District High School,Faith Lutheran College,Ormiston College andSheldon College.

Ross, a trombone player and new to the program, said he was looking forward to the experience. His mother Vivien said besides learning the instrument, Ross learned self discipline and had a sense of pride in playing trombone.

“I just enjoy it,” Ross said.

SHEP is now in its 16th year and is being attended by nominated students from169 state, private and distance education schools with some travelling from Mount Isa and Cairns to attend.

SHEP features four wind orchestras, two string orchestras, a Celtic string ensemble, four vocal ensembles, a symphony orchestra and big band.Wind Orchestras will be led by Peter Handsworth, Dr Cynthia Johnston Turner (USA), Professor Rob McWilliams and Richard Saucedo (USA) withstring ensembles led by Rita Fin,Dr Mark Laycock (USA) andEmma Nixon. Vocal ensembles are being taken by Michael Bawtree (UK), Mr Gordon Hamilton, Paul Holley and Robert Hollingworth (UK). The big band and symphony orchestra will be led by Queensland Conservatorium’s John Hoffman and Associate Professor Nicholas Cleobury.

The program will culminate in five grand finale concerts, open to the public, at 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm and 7pmon Sunday, October 2 in the Conservatorium Theatre. Concert information is available [email protected]论坛

In a reciprocal program between Seattle and Brisbane 12 American college students have been selected to represent the prestigious Pacific Honours Ensemble Program (PHEP) during SHEP at South Bank while 16 Queensland students will travel to Seattle during November to attend the Western International Band Clinic.

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