Every year the boys travel up to Healesville for Music Camp where they work hard and collaborate in bands and ensembles. Music Camp is an opportunity for boys to grow and develop both musically and socially with peers across different year levels forming friendships and building a bridge between the juniors and seniors. Upon arriving on Wednesday morning, the boys were greeted to incredible staff and the adorable camp dog, Cooper, before quickly setting up and commencing a long days’ worth of rehearsals and practice for all their different pieces. With a volleyball competition in the afternoon, boys were teaming up with students from other year levels building friendships across the different age groups. Other activities included a Music-Themed Trivia Night organised and hosted by our very own Cultural Ambassador and Music Captain, where the year 10s were able to come out on top.
The boys woke up on Thursday morning ready to get back on the grind and perfect their repertoire, with a full day of music rehearsals. It was also useful to have individual practice sessions with teachers showing what we should be doing at home between lessons! Finally, we prepared for a small concert on Friday morning for all the students to show their work over the three days. Highlights of the morning included the Concert Band, the Junior Wind Ensemble featuring several years 8s who had continued their musical pathway, the amazing String Ensemble, the Rock Band, and a surprise performance from The Barbershop Boys, a self-run quartet featuring four Year 12 students.
Overall, the trip was a great success across all year levels and ensembles, and the three days gave everybody a great head-start in preparation for next term’s Autumn Concert.
Sam Dambrosi Music Captain and Gabriel Kapaklis Cultural Ambassador