Campion Academy’s Music Department had a performance-filled weekend beginning with Koinonia and the Jazz band traveling to Grand Junction for a short music tour; the first one since COVID, and returning for performances at Campion Church.
The students left campus on Thursday afternoon and spent the night at Intermountain Adventist Academy and performed for their school chapel the next morning.
“Sleeping on the gym floor wasn’t ideal, but singing for the little ones completely made up for that. I didn’t think I was going to enjoy the trip, but I’m glad I went since it was a cool experience and the kids had fun with us,” Carlos Lopez, senior, commented.
Immediately following the morning performance, the group drove back over the mountains and prepared for more weekend concerts at the Campion Church.
Bella Fay, senior, reflected, “Even though the trip was a little stressful since we performed Friday morning then had to rush back to Campion to perform Friday night, I really enjoyed being able to finally go on tour again this year.”
Mountain Echoes Chorale and Teh Campanas Bell Choir took the stage Friday evening, while Orchestra led throughout the worship service on Sabbath.
Campion Academy’s music director, Cecilia Simmons mentioned, "I have had some crazy trips in my teaching life. I seriously thought in the back of mind, this is going to be the craziest. We left on Thursday, performed on Friday morning, and had to be back on campus to perform again by Friday evening. Yeah, crazy, but somehow it worked.”
Two of the music students on the tour were graduates from Intermountain Adventist Academy as Simmons explained, “It was such a full circle moment to bring them back to their old stomping ground to perform. We did make it back in time, but barely. It was wild, wacky, and somehow fun blasting music for 10 plus hours with a bunch of crazy teenagers on a bus through the mountains. Would I do it again? Maybe..." Simmons concluded.
Ciara Felix Student News Team