Crowds fill Gold Coast venue to see young Redlands, Beaudesert, Jimboomba musicians

HARD WORK: Students took part in four days of intensive music rehearsal and instruction.

HARD WORK: Students took part in four days of intensive music rehearsal and instruction.

SOME of the south-east's finest young musicians - including those from schools in the Redlands, Beaudesert and Jimboomba - performed to a full house at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre as part of a selective south-east music camp.

Years 5 and 6 students from South East Region Music schools including Bay View, Cleveland, Ormiston, Victoria Point and Mount Cotton state schools were among those performing at the concert, which featured string and chamber orchestras, concert and jazz bands and a choir.

Also performing were students from Beaudesert, Peak Crossing, Canungra, Flagstone and Jimboomba state schools.

They were selected from about 400 nominated students.

The concert was the grand finale to a four-day music camp, with musicians demonstrating the repertoire they had studied, practised and rehearsed.

Camp co-ordinator Alana Russell said the program provided students with the chance to extend their musical skills while performing alongside other committed and talented musicians.

"The intensive musical instruction provided by qualified and experienced instrumental music teachers extends the students beyond what they previously thought possible, not only musically, but also emotionally and socially," she said.

South East Region Music co-ordinator Kellie Kremmer said students had developed their self-awareness and positivity as well as their musical knowledge and understanding.

"The camp (also) provides 61 instrumental teachers from across the south-east region (with) an opportunity to intentionally collaborate and undertake professional development opportunities over a week long live-in camp."

A South East Region Music spokesperson said learning at that level could not be found in a classroom and gave talented young music students a chance to expand their knowledge and skills essential to advanced music intelligence, leadership, engagement and team building.