All together now...
MORE than 170 students from Kyabram P-12 College’s foundation, year one and year two classes took part in the nationwide Music Count Us In last week.
Music Count Us In is Australia’s largest school music participation program.
Every year students take part, for free, in learning a song in the lead up to Celebration Day, which sees students all around the country sing the same song, on the same day, at the same time.
To make this happen, students from all over Australia sang at different times in different states.
NSW, Vic, Tas and ACT sang at 12.30pm, SA at 12pm, QLD 11.30am, NT 11am and WA 9.30am.
The students at Kyabram P-12 had a stream up on the projector, showing Justine Clark, this year’s program mentor, performing the song in front of a crowd.
The P-12 students did Kyabram proud, singing along to the lyrics confidently and correctly.
This year, the chosen song was written by Justine and five talented student songwriters from around the country. They came together to write One Song.
Kyabram P-12 performing arts teacher Sue Meeking has always been full of praise for the idea.
‘‘The event provides an opportunity for all our students to sing together connecting with the wider Australian student population,’’ Ms Meeking said.
‘‘Students always want to sing this song for months after the big singalong.”
Sue Meeking leads the Kyabram P-12 students in the nationwide singalong.