Fanfare Showcases Local Talent

Toolooa State high school perform at Fanfare

Fanfare, the biennial statewide festival of bands and orchestras in Queensland state schools, showcases the outstanding music making that occurs in school ensembles across the state.

The emphasis for Fanfare is to provide an opportunity for school communities to celebrate their young musicians and encourage instrumental teachers to strive for excellence and encourage participation.

Gladstone has just completed their regional fanfare festival this week on May 21 and 22 with most local state primary and high schools taking part.  Professional adjudicators adjudicate ensembles using set criteria, provide feedback to students and conductors, and award each participating ensemble with a certificate – Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Participation.

Once an Adjudicator completes all the Regional Festivals in a Region they will select the best performing primary and secondary ensembles to perform at the regional finals.  So whatever ensembles are deemed ‘Best Performing’ by the Adjudicator progress to the Regional Final – this could mean a Division 2 Silver certificate ensemble could be deemed a better performing ensemble than a Division 3 Gold certificate ensemble.

For Central Queensland, this means that once our Adjudicator goes to the Gladstone, Emerald, Rockhampton and Mackay Regional Festivals he will select approximately six primary and six secondary ensembles that he deems ‘Best Performing’ ensembles in the CQ Region.  These ensembles will be notified that they have progressed to either of the two CQ Regional Finals which will be held in Gladstone (CQ Final 1) on June 11 and Mackay (CQ Final 2) on June 12.

Up to five primary and five secondary ensembles with the most outstanding performances at regional finals will perform at the state primary and secondary grand finals in Brisbane on 13–14 August 2018 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

These concerts will showcase the high quality of school-based ensembles in Queensland state schools and provides a unique and prestigious event in which students can perform. The grand final concerts will be a ticketed event.

Good luck to all our instrumental music students and teachers and congratulations on your awards at FANFARE

FANFARE 2018 – Gladstone Regional Festival Results
MONDAY 21 MAY 2018 – Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre        
School Name Ensemble Name Ensemble Type Division Conductor Result
Tannum Sands State School Tannum Sands State School Tannum Tempos Concert Band 2 Michael Reibel Gold
Boyne Island State School Boyne Island State School Concert Band Concert Band 2 Deb Dingle Silver
Calliope State School Calliope State School Concert Band Concert Band 2 Ange Clifton Silver
Calliope State School Calliope State School Strings String Ensemble 2 Mandy Ruge Silver
Clinton State School Clinton State School Concert Band Concert Band 2 Greg Duckham Silver
Clinton State School Clinton State School Strings String Ensemble 2 Carmen Smith Silver
Gladstone West State School Gladstone West State School Concert Band Concert Band 2 Carol Slape Silver
Tannum Sands State School Tannum Sands State School String Orchestra String Ensemble 2 Mandy Ruge Silver
Tannum Sands State School Tannum Sands State School String Ensemble String Ensemble 2 Mandy Ruge Silver
Kin Kora State School Kin Kora State School Concert Band Concert Band 2 Greg Duckham Bronze
Kin Kora State School Kin Kora State School String Ensemble String Ensemble 2 Carmen Smith Bronze
Gladstone Central State School Gladstone Central State School Concert Band Concert Band 2 Ange Clifton Bronze
Gladstone West State School Gladstone West State School Strings String Ensemble 2 Carmen Smith Bronze
Kin Kora State School Kin Kora State School Beginner Strings String Ensemble 3 Carmen Smith Silver
Gladstone South State School Gladstone South State School String Ensemble String Ensemble 3 Carmen Smith Bronze
TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018 – Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
School Name Ensemble Name Ensemble Type Division Conductor Result
Gladstone State High School Gladstone State High School Big Band Stage Band 2 Ange Clifton Gold
Tannum Sands State High School Tannum Sands State High School String Ensemble String Ensemble 2 Mandy Ruge Gold
Tannum Sands State High School Tannum Sands State High School Stage Band Stage Band 2 Michael Reibel Gold
Toolooa State High School Toolooa State High School Symphonic Band Concert Band 2 Carol Slape Gold
Gladstone State High School Gladstone State High School Symphonic Band Concert Band 2 Ange Clifton Silver
Gladstone State High School Gladstone State High School String Ensemble String Ensemble 2 Carmen Smith Silver
Tannum Sands State High School Tannum Sands State High School Symphonic Band Concert Band 2 Michael Reibel Silver
Toolooa State High School Toolooa State High School Stage Band Stage Band 2 Carol Slape Silver
Toolooa State High School Toolooa State High School String Ensemble String Ensemble 2 Mandy Ruge Bronze
Toolooa State High School Toolooa State High School Concert Band Concert Band 3 Carol Slape Gold
Gladstone State High School Gladstone State High School Concert Band Concert Band 3 Greg Duckham Silver
Tannum Sands State High School Tannum Sands State High School Concert Band Concert Band 3 Michael Reibel Silver