Kids in Concert sponsored by Volksbank Schladming

The children's concert, sponsored by Volksbank Schladming, traditionally takes place on a Wednesday of the Mid EUROPE Week under a certain motto. This year the motto on 12 July 2023 from 9.30 a.m. at Congress Schladming will be "musical first aid" with the ambulance Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz Schladming and the WYWOP orchestra.
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Kids in Concert – “Musical First Aid”

Who knows what number to dial in an emergency? How do you apply a bandage the right way? What’s an oboe? All of these questions, and more, will be answered during this year’s children’s concert at Mid EUROPE. On Wednesday 12 July 2023, countless musicians as well as children will be milling around at congress Schladming – when it will be time again at Mid EUROPE 2023 for “Kids in Concert”. This year’s motto: “Musical First Aid”! Things get underway at 9:30 in the morning with the Schladming Chapter of the Austrian Red Cross. And then, from 10:30, the kids will be able to immerse themselves in the world of music, receiving musical first aid from two music educators, Katharina Eckerstorfer and Philip Haas, in collaboration with the World Youth Wind Orchestra.

Emergency-response organizations, music and kids – a recipe for success served up only here at Mid Europe. After all, where else do kids have the chance to switch on the siren of a police car or fire truck, rappel down a rope under professional supervision, and all in the same breath, experience an array of first-class musical treats!? At “Kids in Concert” in years past, lots of curious children’s eyes gazed in awe at the police, firefighters and mountain rescue personnel who were in attendance. Which made our “Musical First Aid” on 13 July 2023 the only logical next step.

From 9:30 a.m., members of the Austrian Red Cross based here in Schladming will demonstrate to the children the fundamentals of first aid. The right way to help someone who is injured, how to apply bandages, and even something as basic as knowing the right number to call (just for the record: it’s 144 😉) – the program includes all of this and a lot more. Needless to say, the youngsters will also get to peek inside rescue vehicles and, we presume, honk a horn every now and then.

Come 10:30 in the morning, it will then be the turn of music educators Philip Haas and Katharina Eckerstorfer, together with the World Youth Wind Orchestra led by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, to render some musical first aid. And since it is a children’s concert after all, the kids will be encouraged to participate as well as listen. Philip Haas and Katharina Eckerstorfer have come up with a special musical program for the children and, assisted by the World Youth Wind Orchestra, will expose them to valuable insights into a world of beautiful sounds and the instruments that produce them. We can only imagine precisely how and where first aid will also play a role in this exciting program.

Kids in Concert