Congratulations to a number of our band students who participated in the annual CQU Jazz Fest at the Central Queensland University (CQU) Mackay campus on 1 & 2 August. The students had opportunities to workshop with industry professionals and university lecturers. The students were fortunate enough to view a performance at the end of the weekend from jazz trombonist, Dan Barnet, and the CQU Music lecturers and students. The students had a fantastic experience over the weekend as they developed their skills on their chosen instruments. Special congratulations must go to Mark North (Year 12) who received a Sectional Award for his notable contribution to the rhythm section of the band. Well done Mark, and all students involved.