Watch out cats, the MICE are almost ready to play!
The MICE in this case are the Mount Isa Community Ensembles and they are preparing for a spectacular new production coming to Mount Isa.
Symphony Under the Outback Stars will be playing at the Mount Isa Campdraft arena on Saturday, October 9 featuring the best in local school music and the cast of hundreds are working hard.
MICE vice president Cara Taggart said they held a combined workshop on the weekend which brought together over hundred students from all of the primary and high schools in Mount Isa.
"They came together on Saturday to work with guest conductors from Brisbane at Spinifex Senior College," Ms Taggart.
"There's probably 150 students, adults and community members in this so it is quite a big production."
The conductors were Jodie Lutherborrow an instrumental music teacher from the Sunshine Coast who ran the concert band workshop and David Maddick who ran the string orchestra workshop.
Ms Taggart said the event has commissioned a piece by Mount Isa's own Isaac Glover for the finale.
"On Sunday we worked with all of the students to put together that commissioned work," she said.
Ms Taggart said weekly practice will continue until the last week prior to the concert when there will be rehearsals Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday.
The event was originally due to be held at Lake Moondarra but has been moved to the campdraft grounds on Duchess Rd under lights because of mobile coverage issues.
You can buy tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/btfmm
Adults $25, children $10, family $50.
Ms Taggart thanked the gold sponsors Qantas, Glencore and Mount Isa Irish Club and additional sponsors Red Earth Boutique Hotel, MIETV and Delta.
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