This year will be the 18th birthday for the Upper Hunter & Kia-Ora Youth Music Camp and 180 years since Scone was gazetted as a township, so we are celebrating with a birthday.
The 2017 Kia-Ora Youth Music Camp will be held 22 to 24 March 2017. During the popular annual event, hundreds of young performers will spend three days working and rehearsing with some amazing tutors and conductors, in preparation for a finale concert on the Friday night.
Highlights for 2017 will be the Amazing Voice competition, the Kawai Piano workshop and the Tyke-Oh Japanese Drumming program.
The camp is offered to students from years 3 through to year 12, from schools across the Upper Hunter Shire. It is an excellent opportunity for budding musicians, as well as those who wish to try something new in the creative arts area. There are even places available for students who have no previous background in voice, dance or instrumental tuition.
The music camp encourages young talent and motivates them to develop music in their lives by providing awards and scholarships.
A wide variety of enrolment options are available with classes on concert band, strings, choir, piano and the Amazing Voice Competition. Other electives include dance, Tyke-Oh Japanese drumming and marimbas.
Enrolments are now open and forms are available at all local schools and Council offices. Enrolling early ensures the best chance of students getting their first preference of electives. For more information about enrolment contact Community Services Officer Amanda Catzikiris, 6540 1153.
Sponsors are Kia-Ora Estates Pty Ltd, the Paradice Family, Newgate, KAWAI, National College of Dance Newcastle, Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music and Upper Hunter Shire Council.
Photo above: Students of all ages have been having a go at designing a logo for the Kia Ora Music Camp birthday celebrations. The top design came from Holly Almond in year 9 at Scone High School, whose inspiration was the confetti emoji. “It’s crazy to think that the logo I designed will be on over 300 people’s shirts,” said Holly (pictured with Council Community Services Officer Amanda Catzikiris).
Holly’s prize includes a tour of the Camp and tickets to the 2017 Youth Music Concert.
Upper Hunter Shire Council Mayor and Camp founder and Youth Music Camp coordinator, Gillian Miles, congratulated Holly on her creative design.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Ph: 6540 1100
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