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Grand finals

The Fanfare primary and secondary grand final concerts will showcase the high quality of school-based ensembles in Queensland state schools and provide a unique environment and event in which students can perform.

The Fanfare 2018 grand finalists are:

School name Ensemble name Ensemble conductor
Primary finalists
Ashgrove State School Ashgrove State School Senior Strings Keith Sharp
Banksia Beach State School Banksia Beach State School Advanced Concert Band Martin O'Callaghan
Ironside State School Ironside State School Chamber Strings Trudy Weekes
Varsity College Varsity College Acacia String Ensemble Michelle Wilson
The Willows State School The Willows State School Senior Concert Band Ruby Johnson
Secondary finalists
Brisbane State High School Brisbane State High School Symphonic Band Bradley Ruben
Cairns State High School Cairns State High School Symphony Orchestra Jon Christodoulides
Centenary Heights State High School Centenary Heights State High School String Orchestra Jessica Johanson
Stretton State College Stretton State College Symphonic Band Adam Hornagold
The Gap State High School The Gap State High School Asymmetry Jeff Jarrott

The grand finalist ensembles will perform for adjudicators at the primary and secondary grand final concert in the Great Hall at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), South Bank on 13-14 August 2018.

The primary ensemble deemed to have given the most outstanding performance will be invited to open the secondary grand final concert.

The secondary ensemble deemed to give the most outstanding performance will receive the Erica Brindley memorial trophy.

The grand final concerts will be ticketed events. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketek by calling 132 849 or through the Ticketek website.

For more information about Fanfare 2018 grand final concerts contact the program manager.

Last updated 25 July 2018