Regional Music Tour
The Grampians, a Year 12 Perspective
Music camp is an annual event for all music students who participate in senior ensembles at De La Salle. Throughout the 4 days, we as students travel around rural areas of Victoria performing for isolated communities and honing our musical skills. 2011 presented me with my fifth and final opportunity to go on music tour and I was eager to accept the opportunity.
I have found that I have benefited in more ways than one from my various attendances across these five camps. The technical and musical skills garnered from years of going on music camps are some which I am near certain I would not have gained had I not attended. More importantly however is the development of character that comes with performing in front of a live audience.
Music tours provided a safe and secure environment for me to perform in front of others, fostering confidence in my abilities and resilience in front of large crowds. But that’s not even the best part. Music tour gives us, regular students, the chance to share the gift of music with those who – because of circumstance or location – rarely get access to this opportunity. I am glad to have been given this opportunity and I urge any future students to take up the opportunity and spread the music to everyone.
Year 12 Student