Japan Band Tour
Tuesday 30 July, 2019
Forty-four Pymble musicians accompanied by Mrs Turner, Mr Stafford, Mr Schweinberger and Mrs O’Donnell toured through Japan in the first two weeks of the holidays. The students performed beautifully and were fine ambassadors for the College throughout. The girls experienced many unique cultural elements of Japan, including a traditional tea ceremony dressed in formal kimono, visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, making 1,000 paper cranes to hang in the Sadako memorial, visiting Buddhist and Shinto temples and shrines as well as a Taiko drum factory and playing the most enormous drum one could imagine. The students experienced Japanese family life first hand with their homestay families in Nagoya and Taketoyo. The Concert Band and Stage Bands both gave six performances, sharing their music with students from a variety of Japanese high school, university and community bands.