14 Results for group: encouragement-awards

Emily Matthews

Emily writes: “I was honoured to be one of the recipients of the Barrier Reef Orchestra Encouragement Award last year, it came as a big surprise! This past year I have spent the total amount of the award on a variety of musical equipment. These include an instrument microphone and cable for use at church, as I play in ... More

Ruby Ansic

Ruby writes: At the end of 2015, the Barrier Reef Orchestra very generously awarded me with the encouragement award for my involvement throughout the year as a percussion player. It was quite a surprise considering I spend most of my time sitting back and counting bars until I have maybe one triangle beat before continuing ... More

Bianca Bacchiella

Bianca writes: I would like to thank the Barrier Reef Orchestra for giving me this Encouragement Award. The Encouragement award was very helpful for me because it allowed me to travel and meet wonderful musicians and also to make friends with similar interests. The Barrier Reef Orchestra has been not only a great way ... More

Olivia Adcock

Olivia writes: I am very grateful to have received this Encouragement Award from BRO, and am keen to put the money to good use. As I don’t currently own my own instrument (I play double bass), I have been saving up for a number of years to purchase my own, and this $500 will go towards the cost of buying a double bass. ... More

Lara Herlambang

Lara was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2019. Lara recently received the Theodore Kuchar Scholarship for this year, and also completed her AMEB Grade 8 exam this year. Her attendance at rehearsals has been very consistent, and her enthusiasm to be involved in the BRO is very evident. More

Francesca Adcock

Francesca was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2019. Francesca played 1st oboe for the first time in the BRO this year (at the AFCM Concert) and "nailed" the famous Cor Anglais solo in the Dvorak Symphony in the March Concert. Francesca has been consistently attending rehearsals, and shown great improvement ... More

Angus Marsh-Brown

Angus was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2018. Angus writes... I am very thankful to the Barrier Reef Orchestra for the amazing opportunities rehearsing and performing with the orchestra has granted me. Over the years it has been one of my favourite pastimes, and it has helped my musical skills immeasu... More

Lachlan Cutler


Aidan Fitzgerald

Aidan was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2017. Aidan writes... Throughout my time in Townsville I have loved being a part of the Barrier Reef Orchestra. It has given me an avenue to channel my love of music and performance throughout university, something I sorely missed. The BRO Encouragement award has ... More

Annie Doherty

Annie was the recipient of a BRO Encouragement Award in 2017. Annie Doherty (left) is seen here with with her sisters, Rosie and Margot, who all play in the Orchestra. Annie writes... I have been playing the French horn for little over eight years now, and I have never enjoyed it so much as when playing with the ... More