by Anne-Marie Plummer

Concert Band Camp

Last month the Concert Band attended their annual trip to Hanmer Forest Camp for what is now the 5th Concert band Camp.

The Band has grown in size this year with a number of new students joining on flute, clarinet, percussion and trumpet.

It is always a pleasure to go away with such an awesome bunch of students and spend the weekend practising new pieces and perfecting older repertoire. 

The weekend is always packed with fun moments when not rehearsing, which usually occur at meal times and in the evening where everyone gathers around the fire to share stories, play games and join in with on the spot song writing.

As ever, we have the fabulous Mr Thorpe to thank for driving the bus and for his directions and conducting. 

We have played some terrific pieces this year and thoroughly enjoyed the connections we make both socially and musically during the weekend away.

Band camp weekend is fast becoming a highlight of the year for the Music department and we look forward to more fun times next year.

Clyde Video Anne Marie Plummer

Percusssion video from Band Camp Anne Marie Plummer