Young artist Ruby Hyland wins Upper Hunter Shire and Kia-Ora Youth Music Camp and Concert logo competition

The winning logo for the 2019 Kia-Ora Youth Music Camp came from Ruby Hyland who, when entering the competition, was in year six at Blandford Public School, pictured with Upper Hunter Shire Council’s Community Services Officer, Amanda Catzikiris.
The winning logo for the 2019 Kia-Ora Youth Music Camp came from Ruby Hyland who, when entering the competition, was in year six at Blandford Public School, pictured with Upper Hunter Shire Council’s Community Services Officer, Amanda Catzikiris.

STUDENTS across the region have been busy putting their thinking caps on.

Logos have been designed and submitted for the 19th Upper Hunter Shire and Kia-Ora Youth Music Camp and Concert which returns to Scone from March 27 to 29.

The winning design has come from Ruby Hyland who, at the time of the competition, was in year six at Blandford Public School.

Now in year seven at Scone Grammar School, Ruby receives prizes including entry to the camp and tickets to the 2019 Youth Music Concert.

Ruby said that she wanted to design a logo that would be unlike previous years.

“A lot of designs have been of horses, and I thought it would be cool to do something different,” she said.

During the popular annual event, hundreds of young performers will spend three days working and rehearsing with some amazing tutors and conductors, in preparation for a finale concert on the Friday night.

The camp is offered to students from year three through to year twelve from all schools across the Upper Hunter Shire.

It is an excellent opportunity for budding musicians, as well as those who wish to try something new in the creative arts area.

There are even places available for students who have no previous background in voice, dance or instrumental tuition.

The music camp encourages young talent and motivates them to develop music in their lives by providing awards and scholarships.

It will be a very busy year with more than 220 students participating in a large range of activities from concert band, strings, choir, piano, rock ensemble through to advanced vocals. Other electives include dance, Taiko Drums and marimba.

For more information about enrolment contact Amanda Catzikiris, Community Services 6540 1153.

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