Haidley joins school symphony
MITCHELL Haidley will take his place among 60 of Queensland’s most talented musicians when he takes part in Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage this week.
The Warwick High Year 12 student, who has played the trombone for seven years, said he felt pretty special when he was selected after his audition impressed judges.
The first Warwick student to be chosen, Mitchell set off for Brisbane yesterday to prepare for his role in a symphony orchestra, which will accompany an 800-voice choir, 600 dancers and 30 featured vocalists.
The production showcases the talented performers from Queensland state schools who take part in two-hour variety shows which celebrate music, song, dance and physical theatre.
Mitchell said he saw his musical achievements as a hobby and couldn’t go past the trombone seven years ago at Warwick East State School because he liked the sound of the instrument.
Warwick State High School arts department head Ian Follett said Mitchell was a talented student who had been a committed member of the school music program for five years.
“He is committed, he practises hard and works hard at his music studies,” Mr Follett said.
“He is the first student who has been successful in gaining a place in the Creative Generations.”
Performances will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre tomorrow and on Saturday at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.