A record number of brothers and sisters will help keep this year's Border Music Camp all in the family.
The 45th annual camp, which begins on July 7, has attracted about 225 participants ranging from nearly eight years to nearly 80.
Student administrator Margie Gleeson said an "unprecedented" number of people booked in the first month after applications opened on March 1.
"By the end of April we were just about full," she said.
"We've got about 45 sets of siblings ... I've never ever seen it like that before, including five brothers and sisters coming from Queensland with their dad."
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Other campers will travel from Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Darwin as well as the Border and North East.
Among the family members attending are Albury's Doherty sisters Grace, 12, and Elise, 7, both violinists, and their cousin Alex Lutton, 13, who plays saxophone.
Grace loved her first camp last year and this encouraged her relatives to join her.
Run by a volunteer committee and held at The Scots School Albury, Border Music Camp comprises a week of instrumental rehearsals, workshops and performances as well as a massed choir.
Many of the tutors first came to camp as students, which Ms Gleeson describes as "a huge endorsement".
"In the mid 1970s, (music camps) were started all over Australia, this is one of the few that is left still running, and it's run because of the passion and the commitment of the volunteer committee," she said.
"It's just lovely to see there's a love of music and a commitment that this sort of thing is really good for kids of all ages."
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