Wodonga Senior Secondary College students joined forces with the Australian Army Band Kapooka

TUNE UP: Ryan Durrant, Tom Nunan,  Jessica Rose and Bayden McKell were on hand to work with Sergeant Bernard Winetroube from the Australian Army Band Kapooka. Picture: NICHOLAS QUINHAMPTON
TUNE UP: Ryan Durrant, Tom Nunan, Jessica Rose and Bayden McKell were on hand to work with Sergeant Bernard Winetroube from the Australian Army Band Kapooka. Picture: NICHOLAS QUINHAMPTON

MUSIC students at Wodonga Senior Secondary College got a first-hand look into the lives of professional  musicians when the Australian Army Band Kapooka visited on Tuesday.

Members of the year 11 concert band took part in workshops with the Army band before the latter put on a performance for the school.

Student Jessica Rose said it had been a valuable insight into life as a professional musician.

“I think it's amazing seeing all these people who are in the Army, supporting their country, while also following musical endeavours, I think it's really inspirational,” she said.

“I've learned a lot about how they work together as a band.”

WSSC concert band leader Trevor Cooper said students had made the most of the unique opportunity.

“It's a completely different style of music to what a lot of them are used to,” he said.

“They got to see a band performing at a very high standard using instruments they play all the time.

“Hopefully they can strive to get to that level.

“It helps them with all the little things we learn.”