The purpose of the band is to provide a facility for the youth of the South Australian Band Association (SABA) to extend their musical knowledge and appreciation, develop their skills, promote the SABA further afield, and to enjoy the pleasures of rehearsing and performing amongst like-minded enthusiasts.
This annual brass band summer camp and tour provides a unique opportunity for young brass band musicians. Currently there is much on offer for young wind musicians generally, such as the Adelaide Youth Orchestras, the Adelaide Wind Orchestra, and many school-based ensembles and festivals, but there is nothing distinct for brass band youth. Furthermore, brass band instrumentation is generally not accepted in many ensembles, therefore limiting opportunity.
The participants are 24 years and under, and come together to rehearse for three days in mid January, followed by a three-day concert tour. This is a wonderful musical and educational experience for the participants, as well as an opportunity for networking and companionship. In addition, the tour offers people in rural communities an opportunity to attend live music concerts, which may not be as accessible as it is for people in the city.
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State Youth Brass Coordinator
South Australian Band Association
Tel: 0412 866 737
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• 15-20 January, 2019
• Accommodated at Parndana Camp, Kangaroo Island
• Rehearsing 15 – 17 January
• Concerts and sightseeing tour of Kangaroo Island 18 – 20 January
ACCOMMODATION, CATERING & TRANSPORT
Participants are required to provide their own transport to the Sealink Ferry Terminal, Cape Jervis, on Tuesday 15th January for a 9AM departure. Car-pooling will be possible and participants should indicate if they would like assistance with transport. Coach transport will be provided for the duration of the time on Kangaroo Island.
Accommodation is at Parndana Campsite. This is basic bunkhouse accommodation and participants are required to bring their own bedding. There is a swimming pool available for use and participants may also have the opportunity to swim in the sea.
Participants are required to bring their own lunch on Day One, however for the remainder of the camp and tour, all food will be provided.
==> 24 years and under from first day of camp
==> Minimum standard approx Grade Four (AMEB, ANZCA, TRINITY etc.)
Note – you don’t need to have actually done an exam, you just need a teacher or your conductor to verify your playing standard.
Applicants are encouraged to indicate conducting experience for consideration as co-conductors.
==> Brass and Percussion
==> Brass band instrumentation is preferred, however all brass will be accepted
==> French horns will be required to transpose from E-flat
==> trombones, tubas, euphoniums and baritones will be reading treble clef
==> Percussionists should be able to read music
Supervisory staff all have the relevant Working with Children and First Aid as required for teaching in South Australia
The aim is to keep the cost as low as possible, therefore fundraising and sponsorship is still being sought. Final figures will be notified after the closing date (fees are also dependent on numbers in attendance).
Successful applicants may wish to seek financial assistance from their community band.
==> Camp, Tour and Shirt – maximum fee of $250 – to be confirmed
==> Deposit of $50 to be invoiced on acceptance of application