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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