RCO Newsbeat August 2010

Summary of this issue:


A new logo has been designed and will be displayed on the website from 18th July. Both of these have been brewing for some time and are just about ready for public consumption!

We are off to France for the Soirée, with a great offering of talent on the night! Strings, winds, jazz group and soloists will present classical and popular items alluding to La Belle France. This is not a subscription concert and tickets must be bought from the Redcliffe Cultural Centre prior to July 24th.

Personal Profile: MONIQUE TYDENS

This interesting young lady has a job looking after "Pocket Pets." These aren't the round eyed girl dolls my great granddaughter carries everywhere, but are actually guinea pigs and rodents. Monique treats these, as well as cats and dogs, at the Brighton Veterinary Surgery where she works as a vet. After obtaining her degree at the University of Melbourne in 2008, she applied for her first job in sunny Queensland (sensible girl) and moved here to work.

All her early life was spent in Melbourne and she says she doesn't come from a 'musical' family. Her first music lesson was at age five and she began flute lessons at age ten. She continued studies right through to completing her AMEB exams. While in High School, she was a member of many bands and orchestras and particularly enjoyed playing in school musicals — Bugsy Malone, Fame and Annie.

After a break from playing flute while concentrating on her studies, Monique was keen to begin playing again in a local group when she moved cities. She enjoys making music as a 'team' member and seeing people enjoy the magic it can create. She finds playing music good exercise for the 'other half' of her brain.

Outside of work Monique also enjoys volunteering at the Australian Wildlife Hospital in Beerwah, helping out with the koalas. Her other interests include travelling, movies, reading and horse riding. She says she is grateful to the RCO for taking her in and providing such fun!

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MBSO Perform's Mendelssohn

APRIL 28 AT 2PM - The Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra (MBSO), MBSO Youth Symphony & MBSO Junior Strings present a concert of the works of German composer Felix Mendelssohn. Featuring Solo Violinist Andre Allavena from the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bronwyn Gibbs. Clontarf Beach State High School Hall, Isobel Street (Opposite end of Weaber Street), Clontarf. Tickets: Adults $20 Concession $15 Students: $10 Primary School: Free Tickets available NOW at: www.trybooking.com/TRRV

MBSO Introduces Scholarships in 2018

 In 2018 the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra is providing scholarships that are open to players from primary school age to 25 years. A successful applicant will have a minimum AMEB Grade 4 standard in their chosen instrument for the MBSO Youth Symphony, and/or minimum AMEB Grade 5 standard in their chosen instrument if they wish to also play in MBSO. If you fit this category, and play either Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, Bassoon or Tuba, you are invited to apply. The available scholarships include paid membership and free instrument hire (tuba and bass clarinet) for one year. Click on the 'MBSO Scholarship Application Form 2018.pdf' under 'Other Publications' on the right-hand-side column.

Join the MBSO Youth Symphony and MBSO Junior Strings ensembles in 2018

Know someone who is learning an instrument or in school and playing an instrument? Love playing in an environment with like-minded people? Have a passion for music? Join the MBSO Youth Symphony and MBSO Junior Strings ensembles in 2018! Click on the "Information Flyer for Youth and Junior Ensembles" under "Other Publications" on the right-hand-side column.