Band Link workshops in Narrabri
Nine Coonabarabran High School students attended the annual Band Link workshops and concerts in Narrabri from 27 to 29 November. The students who participated were: Megan Hain (clarinet), Lachlan Eshman (trombone), Clover Hippisley (clarinet), Declan Eshman (saxophone), Ellah Bowmaker (clarinet), Shafin Salim (percussion), Monique Bragg (clarinet), Alexander McWhirter (trumpet) and Tashani Clarke (flute).
They travelled to Narrabri three consecutive days and participated in a band workshop and tutorials. The combined band had a total of 115 musicians. Experienced tutors, including our own ex-CHS student Alexander Lee, sat alongside the band members and assisted them, but also led tutorials in which they provided small-group tuition. All 9 students had a fabulous time and learnt heaps of new things. Clover, Shafin, Declan and Lachlan participated in an extra workshop for more advanced players as well. On Wednesday night, the combined band as well as the advanced band performed a programme of works for parents. They repeated this concert the next day for a group of school students. The nine CHS students should be congratulated on their beautiful behaviour, hard work and the enthusiasm with which they approached this event. A huge thank you also goes to Mrs Leanne McWhirter for assisting with the transport to and from Narrabri.