SHELP to host 870 students

THE Queensland Conservatorium will be overflowing with teenagers when 870 of Queensland's finest young secondary school musicians attend the annual State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) during the September school holidays.

Selected from 1900 students, participants will travel from Bundaberg Christian College, Bundaberg State High School, Gin Gin State High School, Isis District State High School, Shalom College and St Luke's Anglican School to attend the event at the Convservatorium at Griffith University's South Bank campus.

SHEP features four wind orchestras, two string orchestras, a celtic string ensemble, four vocal ensembles and for the first time a symphony orchestra and big band, showcasing the best that Queensland has to offer.

In a reciprocal program between Seattle and Brisbane, 12 American college students (four from Washington, one from Idaho and seven from Oregon) have been selected to represent the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program (PHEP) during SHEP at South Bank.

Running from October 1 to 4, four days of intensive rehearsals will culminate in five grand finale concerts, open to the public, on Sunday October 4 in the conservatorium theatre at 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm.

For concert information, email open-conservat

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