Successes prove music to their ears

MUSICAL talent is thriving in Parkhurst.

Seven students at Parkhurst State School proved this by sweeping a recent music competition.

Student Danniell Martin said she did not know she had been entered into the "Loop to the Max'' music competition until she received word she had won first prize.

"I was very excited, and shocked that I had won,'' she said.

The Year 5 student was one of seven students at the school recognised for their efforts in music composition.

The school managed to take out first, second and third place, and also received two highly commendeds. Music teacher Dave St Henry said the competition was judged in the United States, and involved primary schools Australia wide.

"They had to create their own song using the Super Duper Music Looper software,'' he said. We have had the program for about a year.''

Mr St Henry said the program was entry level music creation software.

"It has a thousand different sounds you can mix together,'' he said.

"With the songs they make up, we burn a CD and they can take it home to their parents.''

All seven winners agreed one of their main musical influences included Canadian band A Simple Plan.

Winners were: 1st Prize ?Danniell Martin, 2nd Prize ? Erin Plahn , 3rd Prize ?Calen O'Loghlen , Clay Green and Jackson McTier (group), Highly Commended ? Dean Hepburn and Harley Wallace.



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