Taabinga State School flute players Talleah Smith, Abbie Sullivan and Annalee Hansen prepare for the concert.
Taabinga State School flute players Talleah Smith, Abbie Sullivan and Annalee Hansen prepare for the concert. Contributed

Taabinga school students ready for musical showcase

TAABINGA State School will hold its annual Mini Music Concert tonight, Thursday, November 29.

Music teacher Ginny Salmon said the students were excited about the opportunity to perform.

"It's showcasing the instrumental music students at the school, as well as a Christmas choir and two recorder ensembles,” Mrs Salmon said.

"It's simply providing an opportunity for the kids to perform for an audience, and for parents to come and see their kids performing as well.”

It will be the first time some of the students have performed in front of an audience.

"Matt Phillips is the instrumental music teacher for Taabinga, he'll be presenting his beginner group, and he's got the seniors group as well,” Mrs Salmon said.

"I'm pretty sure that this will be the first public performance for the beginner group, and that's always a pretty special thing for their first performance to be for Christmas, holding a concert for parents and friends.”

Mrs Salmon said the children had been practising hard for the event.

"They've been practising over this term for the event, over the past 10 weeks,” she said.

"They've ... put a selection of performances together for the audience to enjoy,” she said.

The concert will be accompanied by a sausage sizzle and both will start at 5.30pm.

"It's not really a fundraiser as such, but we just ask for a gold coin donation for the music support group at the school,” Mrs Salmon said.

"Any money that we do raise channels straight back into music resources. With funds from previous donations, we've just bought a new french horn, which is several thousand dollars.

"It's good when the public can see their money contributing to something physical like that. It makes it more worthwhile.”

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