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Grand finals

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The Fanfare primary and secondary grand final concerts showcased the high quality of school-based ensembles in Queensland state schools.

Congratulations to the ensembles from Banksia Beach State School and The Gap State High School!

Banksia Beach State School's Advanced Concert Band was selected as the most outstanding ensemble during the primary concert and given the honour of opening the secondary grand final.

The Gap State High School's Asymmetry percussion ensemble was the most impressive secondary school, taking out the Erica Brindley Memorial trophy.

The Fanfare 2018 grand finalists were:

Primary finalists

Ashgrove State School
Ashgrove State School Senior Strings
Ensemble conductor: Keith Sharp

Banksia Beach State School
Banksia Beach State School Advanced Concert Band
Ensemble conductor: Martin O'Callaghan

Ironside State School
Ironside State School Chamber Strings
Ensemble conductor: Trudy Weekes

Varsity College
Varsity College Acacia String Ensemble
Ensemble conductor: Michelle Wilson

The Willows State School
The Willows State School Senior Concert Band
Ensemble conductor: Ruby Johnson

Secondary finalists

Brisbane State High School
Brisbane State High School Symphonic Band
Ensemble conductor: Bradley Ruben

Cairns State High School
Cairns State High School Symphony Orchestra
Ensemble conductor: Jon Christodoulides

Centenary Heights State High School
Centenary Heights State High School String Orchestra
Ensemble conductor: Jessica Johansen

Stretton State College
Stretton State College Symphonic Band
Ensemble conductor: Adam Hornagold

The Gap State High School
The Gap State High School Asymmetry
Ensemble conductor: Jeff Jarrott

The primary and secondary grand final concerts were held in the Great Hall at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Southbank on 13–14 August 2018.

Fanfare program partner, international venue management group AEG Ogden, sponsored the 2018 program.

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Last updated 08 February 2019