Every year the Calgary Children’s Choir spends a weekend at camp in Bragg Creek at the end of September. The purpose of choir camp is to get to know one another, and to have a concerted period of time during which we can really get a good start on our music. This is so important because of the nature of choral music, which requires that singers meld their voices to create one seamless sound. This level of trust, and understanding, not only on a musical level, but on a personal level as well, means that spending time together as group is an integral process to creating fantastic choral sound!
Here are three tips to help you get the most out of choir camp:
#1. Bring an open mind and heart:
Camp is about getting to know new people, and having a good time with the people you already do know. If you are brand new to the choir, or even if you’ve been a member for years, remember that camp is all about bonding! Introduce yourself to others, find out about them, and have a good time! By keeping yourself open to meeting new people, or getting to know other choristers better, you can get the most out of choir camp!
#2. Bring your music and get ready to sing!
Camp is also about the music. This is a great time for the choir to get in a lot of practice, and to really learn some of our music. Make sure you bring your music, your pencil, and a water bottle, and be prepared to rehearse!
It can be easy to sit on the sidelines, especially if you are new to choir. There are so many activities to choose from; campfire, skit night, crafts, outdoor games, and more! Camp is the most fun when you participate in all of the great activities that are offered!
Who’s excited for camp this year? What’s your favourite part of camp? Tell us in the comments below!