In 2018, Bella Lilford, talented student at The Glennie School, auditioned and gained selection into the Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra at the Griffith University Young Conservatorium. This year, Bella has taken her trombone talent to a new level and successfully auditioned for the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program (PHEP).

PHEP commenced in 2007 with a partnership between Western International Band Clinic (WIBC) and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) held in Brisbane during October.

At her audition, Bella performed Second Movement: Variazioni by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Andante Cantabile and A Wily Bossa by Kerin Bailey. Bella is one of 20 students accepted into this prestigious program and will travel to Seattle, for a nine-day adventure of a lifetime later this year. “I love travelling and performing, so I was happy to follow in the footsteps of Jess Page (Glennie Old Girl 2018) who attended the same program last year,” said Bella.

Bella is looking forward to the sightseeing moments in between rehearsals and performances.

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