You may recall in Term 2 last year we shared a story about talented student Bella Lilford and her acceptance into the Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra at the Griffith University Young Conservatorium. This year, Bella is taking her talent on the Trombone to a new level and auditioned in February for the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program (PHEP).
PHEP commenced in 2007 with a partnership between Western International Band Clinic (WIBC) held in Seattle, Washington, annually during November and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) held in Brisbane annually during October.
At her audition, Bella performed second movement of Andante Cantabile by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and A Wily Bossa by Kerin Bailey.
Bella is one of 20 students accepted into this prestigious program and will travel to Seattle, for a 9 day adventure of a lifetime during Term 4. “I love travelling and performing so I was happy to follow in the footsteps of Jess Page (GOG 2018) who attending the same program last year” said Bella.
Bella is looking forward to the opportunity to be a tourist in Seattle for the sightseeing moments in between rehearsals and performances.
Glennie congratulates Bella on this marvellous achievement.
Mrs Jayne Davidson
Director of Performance - Middle and Senior Years