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Grace Spinks – Executive Music Captain
Grace Spinks is a trombonist, singer and songwriter who has been avidly
involved in the St Paul’s music program since she arrived in grade 7. Grace was also our executive music captain in 2020, and she was reappointed for her senior year. Grace has been a member of more than 10 ensembles at St Paul’s, including Big Band, Wind Ensemble and Auditioned choir. Grace can usually be found in a practice room at a piano, writing and practicing for her local performances. She often plays at Redcliffe markets and local festivals, and is aspiring for a career in solo music. Grace is excited to be a passionate Music Captain and continue to be involved in the music program at St Paul’s School.
Joshua Crawford – Executive Music Captain
Josh started playing the drums at a very young age and grew to love music in every aspect. He currently plays the drums, guitar, piano, ukulele, and sings. He has been a part of various ensembles, including St Paul’s Singers, Big Band, Wind Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, and St Paul’s Chorus. Josh passed his AMEB Grade 8 guitar exam with a distinction, as well as his Grade 5 vocal exam. He gigs all around the Moreton Bay and Brisbane area with his band Mainstream Radio and duo Josh n Ellie. “I drive myself to the thought that one day, I’ll be a successful artist in the music industry.” Josh loves to play and listen to any genre of music, but is very inspired by jazz, and his favourite artists include bands such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Radiohead.
Belle Smibert – Strings Captain
Belle has been playing the violin for 10 years, and also enjoys playing the piano and singing. She plays in many groups at St Paul’s and outside of school such as Vivo (St Paul’s premier strings ensemble), Symphony, St Paul’s quartet and the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra. She’s a regular busker at Brisbane city and loves performing for people. She enjoys competing in the Solo Competition every year on violin and has won the strings section of Solo Comp. 3 years in a row. She also recently won the Aspiring Musicians Award at Simply for Strings. After school, Belle wants to pursue film scoring and composition. “I love music and I’m so excited to take up the role of Strings Captain for 2020. St Paul’s has offered me so many great opportunities to improve my musical skills and I can’t wait to strengthen the bonds between the Music Captains and all the students through music!”
Liam McGregor – Jazz Captain
Liam McGregor is a Bass trombonist and Tubist. He started Tuba in Grade 4 and Trombone in grade 6 at St Paul’s. Liam has been in many ensembles since starting music and is currently a part of Big band, Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. Liam has gained a liking for jazz throughout school and is very excited to be the 2021 Jazz captain.
Eloise Horsfall – Choral Captain
Eloise has been involved in the St Paul’s music program since first arriving at the school in Grade 3 in 2012. Since Grade 3, she has progressed through the levels in each ensemble and is now in two premier ensembles; Vivo Strings and Audition Choir. Eloise has been playing violin and singing at St Paul’s since Grade 3. She is also in Worship band, Symphony and Combined choir. Throughout her years at St Paul’s, she has also been in Allegretto strings, Middle school Choir, Junior School Choir, Red Shirt Choir and Grade 3 Strings. She also has played clarinet and piano in her time at St Paul’s. She strives to share what knowledge she has gained with younger students, to help them in their musical endeavours.
Sophie Pitstock – Band Captain
Sophie has been playing the clarinet for seven years and has enjoyed every minute of her time in the music program. She has played several different instruments including bass clarinet, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone for seven ensembles since she started at St Pauls in grade seven. Outside of school, Sophie plays clarinet for the Queensland Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble and loves the challenge. She also enjoys composing and playing the piano and ukulele. After school, Sophie plans to continue playing and producing music and possibly pursue a music teaching career.
Tom Riley – Music Tech Captain