More than 300 campers (and their instruments) head daily to Holley Hall for the three-week long camp that takes place from July 1 through July 19. The campers range from ages 8 to 18, which means, in some instances, their instruments are bigger than they are.
In the mornings, the string-session campers are divided into levels based on their ability and age. Midday is the choir session, and in the afternoons, the band session. There are 25 students who take the whole day of camp, in all three sessions.
On the third day of camp, in a rhythm class, students learn the right beat by playing with mallets on buckets, trashcans and metal baking dishes.
Just around the corner, the younger students are learning how to pluck and properly hold their bows in technique class. And a couple of doors down, there’s a group learning the names of the notes they are playing. They know they are playing F-sharp, and they know how it sounds.
The students are also busy perfecting the notes to “The Avengers” theme song. If they continue at the same rate by the end of week three, when the students perform a concert of the three or four songs they’ve perfected, they’ll rival the professionals.
See below for video.
Currently 0 Responses
28 The Jazz Club of Sarasota Presents "Jazz at Two" with Alex and Judi Glover
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
29 Dickey Betts & Great Southern Charity Concert
30 St. Andrews Day Celebration
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
2 Perlman Music Program/Suncoast Free Ticket Distribution at USFSM Rotunda for Winter Residency Musical Events
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Bird Key Yacht Club's Commodore's Ball
On Nov. 22, Bird Key Yacht Club held its annual Commodore’s Ball.
PHOTO GALLERY: St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Christmas Bazaar
On Nov. 22, St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church held its annual Christmas Bazaar.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Reception
On Nov. 20, the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce held a Chairman’s Reception at Amore by Andrea, which recognized its former chairs from 1993 to 2013.