Glenview plays it school

By Sonia Isaacs

Once again, our regional small schools have achieved big, with Glenview State School Concert Band winning gold for their performance at an interschool competition held in Brisbane last week.

Competing against ten other bands from both the private and public-school sector, the Glenview State School Concert Band wowed the judges to take home the gold medal award in their category. Proving the high calibre of state school music programs here on the Sunshine Coast, the only other school to receive a gold award was Banksia Beach State School.

The Concert Band Spectacular was hosted by St Columban’s College in Caboolture with the Glenview State School band performing three pieces conducted by local school instrumental music teacher Nathan Hill.

Glenview State School’s music teacher, Chelsea Harry, said she was immensely proud of the eighteen students from grades four to six who competed on the day. She said the achievement by the students was made even more impressive by the fact that some students had only joined the band in the four weeks leading up the competition.

“These kids prove why music should be taught in every school, every week. Musical tuition has the potential to create outstanding children of the highest calibre, who also achieve in the classroom, and who present themselves with confidence. Our Glenview music students are shining examples of this,” said Mrs Harry.

The school certainly can be proud of their long running and successful music program with over one third of the school’s students involved in instrumental lessons, and two active choirs consisting of nearly fifty children. As part of their flourishing creative program, the school also supports a senior and junior dance troupe which are also a key part of their Arts program.

On Thursday October 27 from 6pm, Glenview State School hosts their annual ‘Evening of Arts’ with members of the public welcome with a donation at the door. For more details contact the school on 5439 6777.