Welcome to the viola camp blog for 2009!
The first two days of viola camp have been full of excitement and hard work. Students arrived to McCall around 1:00 pm on Monday and after setting up camp/eating a quick lunch, they got right to work on their new pieces!
Viola-ing wrapped up around 6:00 and students headed back to the campsite for dinner and a hike! Jen's dogs came with and everyone had fun taking turns walking the dogs and seeing the gorgeous trails in Ponderosa Park. After that, everyone finished setting up camp and had fun making smores and talking around the campfire.
Tuesday started early with an intense morning of large and small ensemble work. Things are starting to sound like they're really coming together and it's truly impressive how hard everyone is working!
We had a beach barbeque for lunch and students were given a bit of time to explore McCall and get ice cream or swim. After lunch was more viola-ing with a theory class led by Andrew and a eurythmics class led by Jen! Students did a great job of staying focused through all of their rehearsals.
Tonight, everyone is either going swimming or hiking (to finish the trail everyone was too sleepy to do last night!) and going to bed so they can be ready for another exciting day of viola camp!