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Young talent on display

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2011

MUSICAL TRADITION: The Burke Ward Fife and Drum Band is a part of Broken Hill’s history. It is almost as old as the school itself which was built in 1895. The band is a regular entrant in the city’s Eisteddfod which started on Saturday and continues today at 9.30am at the Civic Centre. Clarice Carroll, Kalum McKenzie, Caitlin Attrill, Rohan Cutting and Lucy Grace are senior members of the “Burkies” band which played at yesterday’s Eisteddfod. MUSICAL TRADITION: The Burke Ward Fife and Drum Band is a part of Broken Hill’s history. It is almost as old as the school itself which was built in 1895. The band is a regular entrant in the city’s Eisteddfod which started on Saturday and continues today at 9.30am at the Civic Centre. Clarice Carroll, Kalum McKenzie, Caitlin Attrill, Rohan Cutting and Lucy Grace are senior members of the “Burkies” band which played at yesterday’s Eisteddfod.

The Civic Centre was brimming with the sound of music yesterday as instrumentalists, bands and eight infants’ choirs and seven primary choirs competed in the annual Eisteddfod.

The choirs competition began in the morning and later in the afternoon it was time for the instrumental solos, groups and duets before the Pop Star routines in the evening.

Instrumental co-ordinator, Merrilyn Podnar, said a lot of people turned up to watch the various acts, most of which were performed by schools.

The Burke Ward Drum and Fife Band went head to head with the Morgan Street Public School Orchestra at 2pm.

Burke Ward’s Sarah Tweedie said some of the band members had been playing in the band for several years but “the younger ones have only been in it for a few weeks.”

Today aspiring actors and poets will flex their chops on stage in the speech and drama section, starting at 9:30am.

Speech and drama teacher, Mary-Anne Brushe, will be the adjudicator.

 

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