BMC

Terms and Conditions

Acceptance to Camp

Payment of deposit does not ensure acceptance, which is at the discretion of the Director and the Committee.

Instruments catered for

Border Music Camp caters for instruments played in standard configurations of symphony orchestras and symphonic wind ensembles:

  • flute and piccolo
  • oboe and cor anglais
  • clarinet (all types)
  • saxophone (all types)
  • bassoon
  • horn
  • trumpet
  • trombone
  • euphonium, tenor horn, tenor tuba and baritone
  • tuba
  • percussion (including timpani)
  • violin
  • viola
  • cello
  • double bass

We regret it is impossible to cater for guitar, recorder, piano or harp, but we invite students of these instruments to audition for percussion. Percussion students must be at least Grade 3 AMEB in their regular instrument (e.g. recorder, piano, guitar, harp).

Restrictions on certain instruments

For some very popular instruments, we have set a maximum number of places for each ensemble. These instruments include (but are not limited to) flute, saxophone and percussion. Admission of these instruments is in order of receipt of application. We maintain a waiting list in case of withdrawals, but we urge you to apply early.

Restrictions on accommodation 

Dormitory accommodation is limited and is allocated in order of receipt of written application forms. Applicants who live in Albury-Wodonga (2640/3690) will not be allocated dormitory accommodation unless places are still available one month before Camp. We will let you know by 8 June whether your application for dormitory accommodation has been successful.

Dormitory accommodation cannot be provided for anybody who is over 18 and who has left school.

Minimum ages

The minimum age for Morning Only students is eight years as at the start of Camp. The minimum age for Live-In students is age ten as at the start of Camp. There is no maximum age for Camp. We suggest that Short Day and Long Day students should be at least ten years old.

Photography

Photography, videoing, filming and the use of mobile phones and electronic devices, are not permitted during concerts, or any rehearsals or timetabled activities. This is because of concerns about interruptions to performances, copyright, consent, privacy and duty of care.

A Camp photographer has been appointed, and these photos are available to parents and campers at a reasonable cost.

Attendance

Because of the group nature of the Camp activities, it is necessary for all Campers to attend all timetabled sessions included in the package for which they have paid. In particular, all Campers must attend concert rehearsals on the final Saturday of Camp.

Camp opening

On the Sunday on which Camp commences, all Campers are required to:

  • register (from 12:00 noon);
  • attend an audition (from noon onwards);
  • attend the opening assembly (at 3:15 p.m.); and
  • attend the first rehearsal of their ensemble (concludes 5:15 p.m.).

More details can be found here.

Adult students

Adult students are welcome to participate in all musical activities at Border Music Camp, including evening concerts and the Thursday big band night. Organised social activities in the afternoons and evenings are restricted to children aged 18 or under who are attending school.

Camp conclusion

Border Music Camp concludes after supper following the final concert on Saturday 8 July 2017. All students must attend this concert. Arrangements will be made for students who cannot leave until Sunday morning. Requests to stay on Saturday night must be made in writing. If adequate supervision is not available at Camp, students will be billeted on Saturday night.