YWO Music Camp 2021

After what has seemed an incredibly long year since our 2020 Music Camp, YWO are incredibly fortunate to have been able to go ahead with our annual Music Camp in consecutive Covid years!  With a healthy membership of 52 YWO members, 12 who were recruited during lockdown, and 7 supervising adults, we spent another wonderful weekend at the magnificent Crusaders at Galston Gorge.

Starting the weekend with a 2 ½ hour rehearsal meant our members were ‘fired up’ from the moment they arrived! After a good(ish) sleep on Friday Night, they moved into Sectionals for a 4 hour session with one of the 9 tutors who came along to work with our children. Their work certainly paid off as we listened to the even better sounds in a further 2 hour afternoon rehearsal, which we recorded and played back in our listening session.  Our members thrived on critiquing their own and their fellow band members, with nothing but positive encouragement.

Saturday Night was so much fun. With our annual Trivia Night, testing our sections with team work and trivia knowledge. The winners (due to a last minute team disqualification) were in fact our Saxophone/Tubas who showed us who really were the Champions!

Sunday saw an early morning move to the glorious Galston Community Centre where we recorded our pieces for the upcoming Australian National Online Festival of Bands. A brilliant and exciting finale to our weekend full of music, friendship and fun!