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In tune: Eva, Anna, Grace, Michael, Abraham, Grace and Tammy at Mt Erin College’s music school. Pictures: Gary Sissons

MORE than 140 students took part in the Peninsula Youth Music Society’s 38th Summer Music School at Mt Erin College in Frankston South last week.

They enjoyed making music with their new friends, with some having just begun exploring sounds and creating music. Others expanded their skills in improvisation or tried out instruments that best suited their talents.

The week-long program on 9-13 January aimed to provide those aged five-18 with an “enjoyable and rewarding” musical experience.

Organiser Nora Morrisroe said activities ranged from Rhythm ‘n’ Beat, Movement and Dance, Try an Instrument, Sing a Song and Percussive Beat for students with limited experience.

Concert Band and De Bruin Stage Band was an option for woodwind, brass and percussion students.

Birrell String Orchestra was for young string players; Margaret Conyers String Orchestra was for older string players, and Monica Royal Vocal Theatre Style Group was for those interested in singing songs from musicals.

Their efforts culminated in a concert on Friday night (12 January) at Frankston Art Centre attended by parents and friends.

It highlighted the skills of the students through percussion ensembles, string orchestra, dance, music theatre, concert band and stage bands.

See peninsulayouthmusicsociety.org.au or call 9789 3686 or 5975 8841 for information about the Peninsula Youth Music Society.

First published in the Frankston Times – 15 January 2018

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