The MAXed OUT Moorambilla camp started on Wednesday 16 August with the launch of the Regional Taiko Drum Ensemble in Baradine. It was attended by Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, and the ABC Western Plains recorded footage as well as interviews with Moorambilla artistic director Michelle Leonard and others.

This year, ten CHS students are attending the Moorambilla camps and performances. They are: Daisy Andrews, Annabelle Park, Argyle Park, Hunter Andrews, Mya Stone, Monique Bragg, Clover Hipisley, Lila Strong, Nick Bowden and Artemis Pech. The students will be staying in Baradine at Camp Cypress until Sunday 20 August and will be rehearsing music, movement and Taiko drumming every day. They will then attend a second camp in September just before the gala performances in Dubbo on 23 and 24 September.

Aimee Rossler