Music Camp is a two-day residential for pupils (usually at the start of Year 5) who have completed a one-year whole class ensemble programme in school. During the camp, pupils have instrumental lessons, explore the countryside of the Peak District, take part in team challenges, learn to read music and perform as part of the monster band. They can even brave the nightwalk and seek out the phantom trumpeter of Ilam Hall.
Music Camp is a partnership between Nottingham City Music Service and city schools and takes place each year in the beautiful surroundings of Ilam Hall Youth Hostel in the heart of the Peak District.
The purpose of Music Camp is to help pupils carrying on to the next stage of their musical learning. Music Camp will be a huge boost to children who carry on learning their instrument and take part in one of our Area Bands.
“It amazes me how much progress they make…well structured sessions and superb teaching” (City teacher)
“[Music camp] should be held up as a model for all teachers of music…[the children] have such self-esteem and confidence at the end” (City teacher)
“My mum is going to be so happy that I can read music I’m so proud of myself music camp is the best it is so cool” (City primary pupil)
We gratefully acknowledge the grant from the Ernest Cook Trust towards Music Camp 2014