Probus President, Allen Seng with Club Coordinator, Bev Coutts and St Mary's teachers Jane Islaub and Jessica Cunningham.
Probus President, Allen Seng with Club Coordinator, Bev Coutts and St Mary's teachers Jane Islaub and Jessica Cunningham. Contributed

String quartet impresses on big stage

ONE of the South Burnett's most unique music groups performed to a popular community group recently leaving attendees astounded by the young students' skills.

Saint Mary's Catholic College music teacher Jane Iszlaub said the school's string quartet was invited to perform at the recent Probus meeting and were honoured to be involved.

"Probus contacted us and invited us to perform, they are a very well organised and well attended group,” she said.

Mrs Islaub said the primary string quartet which consisted of two violins, a viola and a cello were each products of the school's successful music program.

"All Saint Marys's students are required to play a string instrument in Year 3, by Years 5 and 6 it is optional,” she said.

"The primary string quartet are four young musicians from year five and six students who have proven to be at an advanced level.”

The school is hoping as the group continues to progress, the quartet will grow into a larger group of young talented musicians.

"Next year we will probably have double the group.”

Kingaroy Probus Club members were treated to heart melting classical tunes from the talented quartet as well other Saint Mary's musical acts at their recent monthly meeting.

As well as the talented quartet, there were 20 students who performed to the Probus members.

The musical students, ranging from years five to twelve enjoyed morning tea with the 60 proud Probus members before showcasing samples of their many and varied talents.

Probus secretary, Bob Davies said the members enjoyed the talented student's unique and original acts.

"The students played instruments and others danced, they did a signature version of Footloose,” he said.

Mr Davies joked he was waiting for them to get him up on the stage.

"I was waiting for my time to shine, maybe next month,” he joked.

"The level of applause from members clearly indicated how much the students visit was appreciated.”

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