Get set for 600 performances

EMERALD will come alive with the sound of music next week.

Running for the past 33 years, the Central Highlands Eisteddfod will start on Tuesday, September 6, and run until Thursday, September 8.

Throughout the three days, 28 schools from around the region will take part in 600 performances at the Denison State School Hall, Emerald Town Hall and Emerald North State School Hall.

Students from aged five to 18 will performing and Central Highlands primary and secondary schools eisteddfod committee secretary Monique Podolak encouraged family and friends to come along and support the event.

"The students get the opportunity to perform for an audience and receive positive feedback from professional adjudicators,” Ms Podolak said.

"It validates all of their hard practice and gives them a chance to show off their talents.

"It is completely open to the community and we would love to have new faces in the audience.”

Ms Podolak said the new secondary virtuoso event on Tuesday at 5pm is a must see event as students from Year 7 and above compete against each other.

"There will be singers, pianists, trombonists, drummers and guitarists versing each other at a very high level,” she said.

"We also have our gala night on Wednesday, at Town Hall at 6pm where the secondary students in bands, verse speaking groups and choirs will showcase their talents all in one night.”

Ms Podolak said the committee is focused on welcoming the community into the Central Highlands Eisteddfod.

"We appreciate the support from our local sponsors who have made our eisteddfod possible and successful,” she said.

The Central Highlands Eisteddfod starts from 9am each day with the program split between the three halls with the program running late on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.


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