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By Genevieve Cooper
A Hahndorf singer considering musical
therapy as a career has won a prestigious
scholarship offered by the Lobethal
Amy Hein, 15, was recently named the
recipient of the Clara Serena Memorial
Scholarship for vocalists – a $1000 bursary
sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mt Barker.
Samantha Reed, a flautist and Year 12
student at Murray Bridge High School, won the
club’s Pfeiffer Family Memorial Instrumental
That $1000 bursary was sponsored by the
Lions Club of Onkaparinga.
Both scholarships aim to help young
musicians further their skills by funding
tuition or covering the expenses of attending
events to gain musical experience.
“Part of the Lobethal Harmony Club charter
is supporting youth in music and the help
of these two service clubs we can do, and it’s
been very successful,” club president Graham
“With all the scholarship winners over the
years, the improvement in their confidence and
their singing and playing abilities has been
exemplary, which is great.”
Mr Simmons said the judging panel had a
“difficult job” choosing the successful candidates
from the four entrants in each category.
Amy Hein, an alto, said winning the
scholarship was a great honor, particularly
because her two grandfathers had been
members of the club.
The Cornerstone College student started
formal singing lessons when she was in Year
8 but sang at her church for many years
“What I love about music is how you get to
share part of yourself when you perform and
I love that as a singer you can start making
music wherever you are, you don’t have to set
up an instrument,” Amy said.
The 15-year-old said she would use the
bursary to expand her singing techniques.
“I sing a lot of acoustic pop but I’m looking to
do a bit of jazz techniques to develop myself as
a singer,” she said.
“Music is something I’d like to pursue through
“Maybe not as someone who does lots of
performing but I like to use music as a way of
“I have a strong interest in music therapy but
I’ll see where school and music classes take
Rotary Club of Mt Barker president Helen
Charles said the club had supporting the
scholarship for a number of years.
“It’s really exciting to be support students
with their music,” she said.
“It has been proven that previous winners
have used this opportunity to better themselves
with their musical careers.
“We look forward to hearing Amy sing at one
of our functions.”
Simmons, left, with
the recipient of the
Clara Serena Memorial
vocalists, Amy Hein,
and Rotary Club of Mt
Barker president Helen
Rotary Club gives voice to musical talent
By Melissa Keogh
A fledgling Hills band has
received its big break after
securing a slot to play alongside
Aussie music superstars at this
year’s Handpicked Festival.
Indie rock trio Tympano will
perform at the Handpicked Festival
at Langhorne Creek on November 12
after taking out the event’s SA band
They will open the food, wine
and music festival before Aussie
rock sibling duo Killing Heidi and
electronic pop twins The Veronicas
take the stage. Tympano, featuring
Littlehampton singer and bass
guitarist Kim Saywell, Hahndorf
guitarist Sid Paech and Balhannah
drummer Bradley Wanke, released
their first single Wasteland in May.
Bradley Wanke said playing to
Handpicked’s crowd of about 3000
would be the group’s biggest feat yet.
“We couldn’t be happier,” he said.
“I grew up listening to Killing Heidi
and now we now get the chance to
perform on the same stage as them.
“We’re working really hard to make
sure out set will be fearless.”
The Tympano boys were selected as
one of six finalists in the Handpicked
local bands competition.
The competition was then launched
online before the public voted for
their favorite act.
Mr Wanke said he believed an old
fashioned marketing technique got
the band over the line.
“We walked around handing out
flyers to the community,” he said.
“It was really hands on and we gave
it everything we had.”
Tympano has less than two months
to prepare for its opening set and the
group also plan to release an EP in
time for the festival.
Hills indie rock
won a competition
to perform at this
Hills band handpicked to join stars on stage
Closing the wealth gap
Anglican Parish of Mt Barker priest
Father Thomas Karamakuzhiyil is joining
with members of the Hills community to
help breach the divide between wealth and
poverty this month.
Fr Thomas will help co-ordinate a fundraiser
at the Anglican Parish Centre, Hutchinson
Street, Mt Barker, with all proceeds used to buy
new beds and mattresses for Nepalese orphans
at the Helpless Colony Orphanage.
A sausage sizzle, Indian food, cakes, pot
plants, second-hand books and authentic Nep-
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offer at the event which will be held between
9am–2pm on Saturday, October 15.
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