About

Music Captains

Introducing our 2020 Music Captains…

 

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. After being a Grade 6 Music Captain at Sandgate State School, she has always aspired to be a Music Captain throughout her St Paul’s music journey.  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 practising for her local performances. She often plays at Redcliffe markets and Picnic Hill Food Truck Festival, 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.

 

 Misha Kokoschko – Executive Music Captain

Misha began playing trumpet in year 5 (2013) and has been involved with the St Paul’s Music Department since 2015. Over the years, Misha has been a member of a range of ensembles at St Paul’s School, including Big Band, Wind Ensemble, and during Years 7 and 8, a member of the Middle School Choir. Misha has had the opportunity to experiment with a variety of musical instruments and is currently playing at an AMEB Grade 6 level for trumpet. He enjoys listening to a medley of music genres; from Jazz to the Hamilton soundtrack. “It is my privilege and an honour to serve the Music Department and student body alongside my fellow music leaders; some of the finest musicians and people I have the pleasure of knowing and working with.”

 

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!”

 

Josh Crawford – Jazz 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.

 

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.

 

Michael Alletsee – Band Captain

Michael began his music journey in Prep where he started learning Piano. From there, he picked up Violin in Year 3, Euphonium and Guitar in Year 5 and Trombone in Year 6. He is a member of Wind Ensemble, Big Band, Vivo Strings and the SPS Fest Band ‘SMVSH’. Michael enjoys listening to a wide variety of music including Rock, Pop, Classical and Jazz as well as a bit of Hip Hop. “After school, I am planning to study Mechanical Engineering and I would like to continue playing music as I have a strong passion for it. I am really excited to work with all of the other Music Captains and make 2020 another great year for St Paul’s Music.”

 

 

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