RCO Newsbeat May 2010

Summary of this issue:

The first of the subscription concerts is now well and truly OVER! But what a great afternoon it was for all concerned! The music was tops, the food was made to magically disappear and the whole feeling of the concert was as pleasant as any I have been to. Three FRIENDS helped on the door and two worked in the kitchen (with a young lass who offered her services and did a wonderful job)! Many thanks!!! Already the music is out and rehearsals are on for the next concert.

Those of you who remember our previous conductor, Jaye Guarerra, will be delighted to hear that she has had her second baby, Kate Michelle. Congratulations!!!

On a sadder note, I have to inform you of the very sudden death of our double bass player, Des Sanderson. Our sympathy is extended to his family.

Player Profile: GRAHAM BOYLE

Redcliffe City Orchestra is privileged to have Graham Boyle as one of its players. No matter who doesn’t turn up for practice, Graham can fill in as long as an instrument is available. He plays clarinet, saxophone, cornet, trumpet, baritone, trombone and viola.

Born in Kilcoy, Queensland, one of a family of three children, Graham’s musical grounding was in basic piano and clarinet and one of his sisters was a semi-professional pianist. They now live in West Chermside with Graham travelling to Redcliffe each week for rehearsal.

Graham was employed as a full-time instrumental music teacher with Education Queensland for fifteen years. He has now reduced his working hours to casual, part-time.

To ensure he has no spare time whatever, Graham also plays viola (and saxophone) in the Brisbane Concert Orchestra. Graham also plays saxophone with four senior entertainment groups. Graham’s musical preference is for mainstream music including light classical and jazz. It is no wonder that Graham says his favourite items are too many to list!

As relaxation, Graham follows sport with cricket, golf and rugby league being his sports of choice.....

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