New members hit high note
AS Daniel Plant strums the cello and Mark Colenso creates a beat on the drums the sounds are joined by an array of instruments making up the sound of Warwick’s own orchestra.
After 20 years creating beautiful music, this year the Youth and Community Orchestra has gained 10 new members and is still keen for more.
President Carole Colenso said they wanted to promote to the community there were all ages in the orchestra, with musicians aged from nine to 90-years-old welcomed to be a part of the talented group.
“This is the foundation when the children have no where else to play their instruments, this is the place to come as it is available to all the schools and the community,” Mrs Colenso said.
Her son Mark has been playing in the orchestra for three years and loved being a part of the musical atmosphere where they practice as a group every Tuesday.
“It’s really fun especially when you are playing the drums because you get to play a new beat. You have other social time with other people as well,” Mark said.
Secretary Neil Brown said the group was made up of students from a number of schools and he wanted to attract more Year 6, 7 and 8 students to expose them to a different world of music.
“It’s the only genuine orchestra – they have strings and all the other instruments together as well,” Mr Brown said.
The orchestra will be on show this Sunday at the Abbey of the Roses markets from 11am.
For details call 4661 4540.