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Fanfare 2016

Congratulations to all 982 ensembles involving 27,500 students who participated in the Fanfare 2016 regional festivals.

From the regional finalists, 11 primary and 11 secondary ensembles were awarded regional best performances:

Central Queensland Region best performances


Taranganba State School Senior Concert Band

Conductor: Alice Thomline


Yeppoon State High School Concert Band

Conductor: Alice Thomline


Darling Downs South West Region best performances

Kingaroy State High School Symphonic Band

Conductor: Matthew Phillips


Middle Ridge State School Senior Concert Band

Conductor: Antoinette Warfield


Far North Queensland Region best performances

Cairns State High School Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Jon Christodoulides


Edge Hill State School Concert Band

Conductor: Jon Christodoulides


Metropolitan Region best performances

Brisbane State High School Symphonic Band

Conductor: Bradley Ruben


Ironside State School Chamber Strings

Conductor: Trudy Weekes


Kedron State High School Percussion Ensemble

Conductor: Sam Mitchell


Kenmore State High School Symphonic Band

Conductor: Edward Kennedy


Mansfield State School Senior String Orchestra

Conductor: Lisa Stevenson


Warrigal Road State School Symphonic Band

Conductor: Catherine Venn


North Coast Region best performances

Banksia Beach State School Advanced Concert Band

Conductor: Martin O’Callaghan


Banksia Beach State School Stage Band

Conductor: Martin O’Callaghan


Narangba Valley State High School Chamber Strings

Conductor: Timo Jarvela


Sunshine Beach State High School Sonor’s Percussion Ensemble

Conductor: Helen Leyden


North Queensland Region best performances

Currajong State School Concert Band

Conductor: Shelley Gardner


Pimlico State High School Orpheus Strings

Conductor: Richard Newell


South East Region best performances

Park Ridge State High School Wind Symphony

Conductor: Michael Purtle


Varsity College Acacia Strings

Conductor: David Maddick


Varsity College Chamber Strings

Conductor: Michelle Wilson


Varsity College Junior Concert Band

Conductor: Mathew Caulton


From the regional best performances, up to five primary and five secondary ensembles will be selected to perform in the grand final concerts.

The primary grand final will be held on 18 August 2016 and the secondary grand final concert will be held on 19 August 2016, at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, South Brisbane.

Watch this space for the grant final announcement!


Last updated 16 May 2016