Kids orchestrate melodic evening

UP to 50 children from the Coffs Coast will be honing their musical skills at a public concert on Thursday.

The Coffs City Orchestra will be supporting the young musos, which will see close to 100 performers on stage.

The children from six different schools in the region, playing as Hitunez Kidz Orcheztra, have practised a large range of pieces to perform together as an orchestral band at Sawtell RSL Club between 7pm and 8pm.

Coffs Harbour City Council is supporting this initiative in the form of a grant to promote “Music for Children”.

Natalie Keft, who teaches music at a number of the smaller schools in the region, said she did not have enough young musicians to form school bands and this prevented pupils from enjoying the experience of ensemble playing.

“Most of the children are real beginners, learning an instrument for the first time, while a few are quite polished musicians. We have budding flautists, clarinettists, trumpet and other brass players, keyboard players, violinists and percussionists,” Ms Keft said.

Tickets will be available at the door: Adults $15, concession $10 and children under 12 free.



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