Alive with music at Lake Ainsworth
THERE will be a lot more noise than usual at Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head this week, as 54 high school students fine tune their musical skills.
The talented instrumentalists and singers have been selected from schools right across the North Coast for the four-and-a-half day music camp at the Sport and Recreation Centre.
Organiser Nicola Fraser said it was a chance for them to learn and improve.
“More than a third of these students don’t have private lessons, so this is a really good opportunity for them,” she said.
“They are working in ensemble groups and instrument groups. We do see them improve a lot.”
Students will receive tuition from some of the region’s best musicians and experts, as well as teachers from the local high schools.
But it’s not all about the music.
Part of the program involves activities with staff from the Sport and Recreation Centre.
“They’re musicians, so they sit down too much,” Ms Fraser said. “We also want them to be active.”
The students have come from about 20 schools on the North Coast, including Kadina, Bonalbo Central, Alstonville, Lismore, Ballina and Kyogle.
The music camp will finish with a concert on Thursday night, and some of the students will be sel- ected for the State band.