A new chapter in musical exploration unfolded as the first-ever music camp, under the guidance of Dennis Stroughmatt and directed by Doug Hawf, brought together a diverse group of 41 participants ranging from ages 6 to 80. This unique event provided an opportunity for attendees to delve into the world of music, learn new instruments, and create lasting memories.
The camp kicked off each day with dulcimer and ukulele classes, setting the tone for a journey of musical discovery. These sessions not only introduced campers to the basics of these instruments but also fostered a sense of camaraderie among the attendees. As the day progressed, participants split into smaller groups to explore individual instruments such as the violin, guitar, drums, piano, trumpet, saxophone, bass guitar, and even vocal lessons.
The culmination of the camp was a concert held on the final day, featuring guest performers Tony Booth and Dottsy Dwye. Instructors also took the stage to demonstrate their skills! Some of the camp's talented students even had the chance to perform, demonstrating the progress made during their time at camp.
The concert not only provided a platform for showcasing musical talents but also served as a way to give back to the camp. Donations collected during the performance will be reinvested to enhance the music camp experience for future participants, ensuring an even more enriching program next year.