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LOXTON High School student
Jessica Jones will join 33 other
young musicians from around the
state in a summer camp held in the
Riverland next week.
Jessica, 15, of Loxton North,
will play the cornet during the State
Youth Brass Riverland Tour, which
starts on Monday and finishes on
Saturday, January 17.
The camp, for brass and per-
cussion players aged 24 years and
under, is the first of its kind in the
state and will include three days of
rehearsals followed by three days of
performances around the Riverland.
Run by the South Australian Band
Association, the camp aims to pro-
vide musicians with performance
experience while bringing music to
Jessica decided to apply for the
camp, based at Camp Kedron in
Barmera, after hearing about it from
her music teacher.
"My music teacher Roy Pettifer
told me about it and said it would
be something I could do to get more
practice," she said.
Jessica, who will start year 10
at Loxton High School this year, is
the only Riverlander on the camp
but will be joined by Mr Pettifer,
who will assist with rehearsals, and
his daughter Zoe who now lives in
Jessica first picked up the cornet
about five years ago, after watching
her primary school's band perform.
"Roy Pettifer was running the
band and he said, 'If you're interest-
ed I can get you an instrument, you
just need to tell me what you want
and I can get it for you'," she said.
Fast forward five years and
Jessica is now a member of the
Riverland Brass Inc., and hopes the
camp will build on her performance
Jessica plans to start learning
trumpet later in the year, and aims
to join Loxton High School's brass
band and the Riverland Stage Band.
BERRI's headspace will hold an
open day later this month before the
region's youth head back to school.
The organisation's youth refer-
ence group has planned the event
at headspace on Riverview Drive,
Berri, for Saturday, January 17 from
10.30am to 2.30pm.
Local musicians Alyssa Spilsbury
and Jakam Kourasanis will perform,
while Crossfit Riverland will run a
free session for those keen to try the
latest fitness craze.
Live Better Physiotherapy will run
a free pilates class, while an Amazing
Race style competition, barbecue and
raffles will round out the day.
For more information about the
headspace Berri open day please
contact Rebecca Flack at headspace
Berri on 8582 4422 or visit the web-
site and Facebook page (www.face-
book.com/headspaceberri or www.
Jessica Jones, of Loxton North, will join 33 other young musicians from around the state in a camp held in
the Riverland next week. PHOTO: Will Slee
Thursday, January 15
10am Loxton Pioneer
1.30pm Berri Senior
7.30pm Barmera Hotel
Friday, January 16
Monash Football Club
Saturday, January 17
10am Berri Farmers
1.30pm Camp Kedron,
Free headspace fun for local youth
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