This musical camp lasts for 4 days, is promoted by Goian’s Music School and was distinguished by Diputación de Pontevedra as a dynamic activity of culture.

Held since 2017, with music classes, and sports and leisure activities, here is worked companionship, interaction, teamwork and respect among students from different schools.

Target Audience

Students, between 8 and 18 years old, and some adult students, from Tomiño music schools, who are in children’s and youth bands.


Three music schools and their directors create two large band formations with the aim of creating groups and possibilities with great potential. The main goal is to motivate all students, concentrating their interest and taste in music and in group musical performance, and encouraging values such as responsibility, collaboration and respect.

At the end of the week, about 130 students show their work at the closing concert.

Skills to be improved

  • Music skills- instruments skills, composition;
  • Coexistence;
  • Respect;
  • Diversity;
  • Gender equality- identify and correct gender violence and sexist attitudes and behaviors, and promote equality between men and women;
  • Equality;
  • Companionship and interaction between students from different schools;
  • Teamwork;
  • Responsibility;
  • Collaboration;
  • Cultural values – respect for the cultural heritage of the different schools.

Training Team

The training team involves three band directors, six monitors responsible for students and leisure activities, and between six and ten teachers, invited to give masterclasses and talks.

Description and workplan

In this musical camp, students, teachers and monitors, coexist for three days in suitable facilities with leisure and sports activities. During these days, students relate to each other, encompass a broader repertoire, and receive classes from different teachers and directors. 

In past editions this musical camp received the visit of important Spanish soloists. 

All the students will be able to commission original repertoire for this occasion and make the premiere of the work at the closing concert, as well as count on the collaboration of artists from other disciplines and writers, making music an opportunity for approach to other cultural expressions.

The plan of this musical camp is prepared based on three assumptions:


  • Change in the methodology developed throughout the year:

Students from different schools will have the opportunity to get in touch with other teachers, (not the usual ones of their schools), as well as with other band directors and classmates. Furthermore, to remove students from the routine of the school year, all the three schools will look for an external location, with the capacity to house the students and teachers, during the three days of the musical camp. It’s defined that during these three days: 

    • Students get out and learn outside the classroom. Limiting teaching practices to the physical space of the classroom is not enough to achieve the development of some skills and competences;
    • Be possible sharing music, learn about other repertoires and improve performances. Intensive string instrument classes, with new teachers from other schools, and collective rehearsals in which all participants play under the direction of the directors (so far, unknown to students from other schools) will enrich each participant;


  • Take a musical journey through time:
    • The result of the work done during the musical camp, will culminate in a concert with all students, on the last day, open to public, in which the musical repertoire distinguishes:
      • PAST- Contributing to the dissemination of the Galician musical historical heritage. In 2019, this happened through the interpretation of the galician ballad “Negra Sombra”, a composition made by master Juan Montes in 1892, for the well-known text by Rosalía de Castro;
      • PRESENT-  Promoting the work by current galician composers. This is the case of the composition “Cavaleiros de Santiago” in 2003 by master José Luis Represas;
      • FUTURE- Debut of compositions by galician authors, interpreted by the new generations of galician musicians. In 2019, they have the collaboration of Andrés Álvarez, who wrote a work specifically for this occasion. He also participated in the camp for a morning, in order to explain to the students the structure and elements of a composition and, finally, he did a final rehearsal with all the students, before the debut of the work.


  • An opportunity to create synergies between music and literature:
    • In 2018 the director of the Goián Music Band, Pedro Villarroel, proposed to the composer Andrés Alvarez to write a musical work based on a literary work. He sought inspiration in a book known to the participants in the camp (“Escarlatina, A Cociñeira Defunta”, usually recommended in Galician schools as reading for young people), and from a nearby writer, Ledicia Costas, so that she could also explain her creation in the camp itself.
    • Both authors summarize the experience as “very interesting” and “exciting” for several reasons:
      • It is an initiative that enhances the creation of Galician music literature by commissioning the composition of new works;
      • Joint and direct work with composer, director and writer is pedagogically attractive;
      • Allows music to bridge between different artistic disciplines.

Duration proposed

This musical camp lasts three days.

Promoting Organization

Goian’s Music School.

Starting Year


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