Stu­dents hit high note

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

AUBIN Grove Pri­mary School is get­ting ready to be heard across the na­tion.

The pri­mary school is tak­ing part in this year’s Mu­sic: Count Us In project, with thou­sands of schools across the coun­try set to sing the same song at the same time on Novem­ber 2.

Mu­sic Spe­cial­ist Tarah Souter-Robert­son has been at the school for four years and said the project is some­thing that the stu­dents en­joy par­tic­i­pat­ing in every year.

“As part of the Cock­burn Cen­tral Ed­u­ca­tion Net­work, our school sup­ports the ini­tia­tive be­cause it ac­knowl­edges the im­por­tance of mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion and ad­vo­cates for im­proved ac­cess to mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion for all stu­dents in Aus­tralia,” she said.

“I have just un­der 80 stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Net­works fes­ti­val cel­e­bra­tion which will also in­clude per­for­mances from Atwell, Beel­iar, Ham­mond Park, Har­mony, Suc­cess and Jan­dakot pri­mary schools.”

This year’s Mu­sic: Count Us In has more than 3400 schools par­tic­i­pat­ing, with stu­dents from all over Aus­tralia set to sing this year’s song Shine To­gether.

The song was col­lab­o­ra­tively writ­ten by five stu­dents from var­i­ous states work­ing with pro­gram am­bas­sador John Fore­man and pro­gram men­tor Tay­lor Henderson, a chart-top­ping Aus­tralian mu­si­cian.

“Songs are our sto­ries and Aus­tralian songs de­fine our unique cul­ture,” Mr Henderson said.

“I’m thrilled to be help­ing men­tor a new gen­er­a­tion to cre­ate great mu­sic.”

The Cock­burn Cen­tral Ed­u­ca­tion Net­work’s Cho­ral Fes­ti­val will be held at Atwell Pri­mary School hall and hosted by Suc­cess pri­mary stu­dents.

The schools will sing many songs as a massed group, in­clud­ing last year’s song Let It Play.

Aubin Grove pri­mary stu­dents re­hears­ing the song Shine To­gether.

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