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AMEB Online Orchestra

Coonabarabran High School Jazz Band

The Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) have this year again organised an Online Orchestra.

For this event, they made scores for the newly commissioned work Morning Star, Evening Star available online. The Jazz Band learnt the music and, earlier this term on 11 August, recorded their performance of the first half with the help of the wonderful Dr Armstrong.

The Jazz Band’s recording will be incorporated into the full recording of this work and this recording – the Online Orchestra – will be released in October. Twenty-four students participated in this recording and they should be commended for their hard work and effort in preparing for the recording.

The students were: Tashani Clarke, Eleanor Rapley, Josie Strong, Annabelle Rogers (flute); Clover Hippisley, Monique Bragg, Ellah Bowmaker, Claire Butcher (clarinet); Declan Eshman, Riley Fleming, Sam Bowman, Ella Atkinson, Hudson Thornhill (saxophone); Lachlan Eshman (trombone); Caleb Smith, Alexander McWhirter (trumpet); Blake Murnane, Emma Robinson, Molly Shannon (bass); Lawrance Little, Jordan Dicks (keyboard); Shafin Salim, Sophie Bunting (percussion).

A huge thank you goes to Miss Lewis for helping out with the saxophone parts and for tutoring some of our musicians! Another huge thank you goes to Dr Armstrong for all his time and effort in setting up and recording the band.

Mrs Aimee Rossler