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TYME Festival To Showcase Darling Downs Musical Talents

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Jacob Byrne, Miranda Turley, Kiona Tapper and Brayden Insley.(l to r) getting ready for the TYME Festival

The musical talents of more than 3,000 primary and secondary school students will fill the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) with delightful tunes during the Today’s Youth in Music Education (TYME) Festival on Thursday (September 18). From 10am to 2pm, performances from string ensembles, concert and stage bands, solo singers, junior and senior choirs and many more will entertain attendees across eight stages.

USQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas said the TYME Festival (Today’s Youth in Music Education) is an annual event that never fails to entertain and enthral. “The TYME Festival is a must-see event which offers a kaleidoscope of activities under the watchful eyes of some of the best teachers in the state,” she said. “It is one of those activities that inevitably get rave reviews from almost everyone and USQ is proud to support this very worthwhile event.”

The festival is run by the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) with support from USQ.

DETE Regional Music Coordinator for the Darling Downs South West Region Garry Poole said he was looking forward to another excellent festival. “I encourage attendees to take full advantage of the many excellent performances taking place throughout the day to enjoy the baby animals at Old MacDonald’s Travelling Farms and have a little down-time sampling the delicious food and drinks on offer,” Mr Poole said. “The Festival showcases the excellent performing arts programs in our schools from across the region and brings them all to the world-class facilities at USQ.”

Food stalls, an information booth and campus tours will also be available throughout the day.

For a full TYME Festival program, visit www.usq.edu.au/news-events/events/2014/09/tyme-festival.

Submitted by:
Rhianwen Whitney
University of Southern Quueensland
E: [email protected]

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