Students shine in eisteddfod

MARYBOROUGH schoolchildren packed in to the Brolga theatre yesterday for the third day of the annual Maryborough Eisteddfod.

More than 1000 students are participating this year demonstrating their talent across more than 700 performances.

In yesterday's performances, entrants took to the stages for the instrumental group and solo performances from 9am.

Speech and drama competitions and vocal competitions wrapped up earlier this week.

The four categories are being judged by experienced adjudicators from across Australia such as Dr Helen Lancaster, Adrienne Costello and Jocelyn Watts.

Hervey Bay Christian Academy, Urangan Point State School, Xavier Catholic College and St Mary's Upper Primary all took out awards in the choral competitions on Monday.

Maryborough Youth Choir took out two awards on Monday night in the open choral competitions.

In the speech and drama competition, St Mary's Primary School and Tiaro State School both took out awards.

Tuesday competition results will be released on the website today. Instrumental performances will continue today and tomorrow.

The eisteddfod will wrap up on Saturday afternoon

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