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Performance wins National Australian Band Championships

Date: May 6, 2017    Posted by: Sophie Thompson

Sunshine Coast Grammar School student Liam Reed was crowned Australia’s Junior Bass Trombone Champion at the National Australian Band Championships, which were held in Launceston over Easter.

The Year 9 Student has a unique talent many music students aspire to. Liam’s love for music began with singing at the age of seven. Introduced to the Euphonium aged nine, followed by the Piano at age ten, his natural talent became evident.

Under the expert tuition of Sunshine Coast Grammar School Brass Music Tutor, Kevin Brown, Liam began the Tenor and Bass Trombone in 2016.

“Liam embraces the joy music brings to his ears and to those he performs in front of. Liam is extremely ambitious and not afraid of seeking a challenge. He masters each instrument with a flawless performance and is a mesmerising vocalist. I am so proud of his achievement,” said Music Tutor Mr. Kevin Brown.

Liam has competed in a number of competitions, public recitals and band camps since 2015. With four outstanding musical talents, Liam excels in Euphonium, Bass Trombone, Piano and vocally in Choir and Soprano performances. In 2016 Liam was selected to attend the Queensland State Honours Ensemble Program at Griffith University in Brisbane, which brings together the finest young musicians and conductors. This program is defined as the highest quality performance avenue in Queensland available to young ensemble-based instrumentalists outside of the Queensland Conservatorium and the Young Conservatorium.

Liam is also a member of the Sunshine Coast Youth Band and the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra.

In addition to winning his Trombone solo in Launceston, Liam performed with the Sunshine Coast Youth Band, who won the Junior B Grade Division at the National Band Championships.

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