Junior Years and Middle and Senior Years Performing Arts departments are very excited and proud to announce that two Glennie girls, Xanthe Schubert and Zahra Swoboda, have been offered places in the 2020 Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University State Honours Ensemble Program for Middle School students (Years 6 to 9).
Xanthe, in Year 6, has thrived in the Junior Years instrumental music program since she first picked up the trumpet in Year 2. She is currently working towards completing her grade 5 AMEB exam and is renowned for being the brass player ‘extraordinaire’ in the Junior Years, doubling up on euphonium in the Junior Years Concert Band.
Zahra is a new Year 9 student at Glennie, joining us at the start of Term 3. Zahra has made quite the impression with her tenor saxophone playing in the Performing Arts department and is already a member of the Middle and Senior Years Concert Band and Big Band.
The State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP), held over a weekend in November, provides the students with the opportunity to work intensively with a team of eminent conductors from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. At the conclusion of the program, students will represent their schools in a Grand Finale Concert.
The Junior Years and Middle and Senior Years Performing Arts departments wish to congratulate both Xanthe and Zahra on their amazing achievements of being admitted to this year’s SHEP.
Mr Riccardo Di Clemente
Director of Performance - Junior Years