On Friday the 2nd to Sunday the 4th the Jazz Band and Choir students enjoyed a great week at Music Intensive or most people would know as Band Camp. Everyone worked on song after song improving each group technically and also bonding everyone.
The Jazz Band worked on a range of genres including rock, jazz and bossa nova, one of the bands favorites. During some of the rock styled songs, like Crazy Train the rhythm section turned on the distortion and head banged driving Mrs.Dashper crazy (she eventually forgave us)! The hall that the Jazz Band practiced in was also never quiet, because people would blast music from the room every time we had a break. Peace and quiet is very hard to find at band camp, if someone is not playing an instrument they are going to be singing!
In between our practices a ukulele group was formed by a lovely teacher named Mrs. Louge at the camp. She taught the group ukulele very fast and they played amazingly well at the concert on the final day. The Choir and Jazz Band also performed well, showing how two days of musical discipline in practice can improve us! A special thanks to all the teachers who made Band Camp happen, it was a great start to our year as students!