Last weekend, Pacific hosted its first Senior Ensembles Music Camp. After school on Friday, more than 50 students travelled to the Watson Park Convention Centre in Dakabin. The first evening was spent getting to know each other and the first ‘Massed Choir’ rehearsal was held.
On Saturday, students spent time rehearsing in their ensembles, which included the Concert Band, Pacific Senior Voices, Pacific Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Senior String Ensemble and more massed choir. A movie night in the evening was a great way to relax after a very busy day. Sunday morning was spent undertaking more rehearsals, before parents began arriving for the showcase concert. The standard of performance achieved in a very short amount of time was amazing and the concert was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you and congratulations to all students. Our first Music Camp was a roaring success!
Below, senior student Chelsea shares a reflection of her camp experience.
“Music Camp 2020 was a great experience. Having a full day of intensive rehearsals allowed us to create pieces we were proud to perform in a very short amount of time. It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many great musicians and to learn from the fantastic teachers. The environment was very inclusive and as someone new to the music program, I felt immediately part of the ensembles and the collective group. We all formed some great bonds and it was great to meet and talk to so many like-minded, interesting people. I am so happy to be part of this stellar program and encourage everyone who has a passion for music to be involved.”
Mrs Helen Williams, Head of Instrumental Music