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Grand finals

The Fanfare primary and secondary grand final concerts showcased the high quality of school-based ensembles in Queensland state schools.

Congratulations to the ensembles from Banksia Beach State School and The Gap State High School!

Banksia Beach State School's Advanced Concert Band was selected as the most outstanding ensemble during the primary concert and given the honour of opening the secondary grand final.

The Gap State High School's Asymmetry percussion ensemble was the most impressive secondary school, taking out the Erica Brindley Memorial trophy.

The Fanfare 2018 grand finalists were:

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 Carins 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 primary and secondary grand final concerts were held in the Great Hall at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Southbank on 13-14 August 2018.

Fanfare program partner, international venue management group AEG Ogden, sponsored the 2018 program.

Last updated 24 August 2018