TCC student Coen Jones (13) is off to Brisbane next week for the state Honours Ensemble Program. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
TCC student Coen Jones (13) is off to Brisbane next week for the state Honours Ensemble Program. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Coen to blow with the best at state music program

THE opportunity to play with some of the top music students across the state at Brisbane's Conservatorium Theatre will be the highlight of Coen Jones' trip this weekend.

The talented year nine Cathedral College student was selected to attend the Griffith University's State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) at South Bank along with 760 other students from across the state.

String, wind, brass and percussion students and young singers will work with international and national conductors over four days of intensive rehearsals, culminating in four Grand Finale Concerts on Sunday in the Conservatorium Theatre.

Coen has been playing the trombone for about six to seven years, and said he practised playing his instrument daily.

"I just enjoy being able to make music," Coen said.

"I'm really looking forward to going to SHEP, I haven't been to it before but it will be great to meet other students with the same interests as me," he said.

Over 1500 students were nominated by 150 Queensland secondary school music departments, with 760 students chosen to represent their schools.



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