Celebrating the benefits of music education in Australian Schools
‘Music: Count Us In’ is on again!!
29th October at 12:30
It’s Australia’s biggest school initiative. With support from The Australian Government, it has run since 2007 and is all about celebrating the value of music education to students’ development, whoever they are, wherever they are.
It involves more than 600,000 students, teachers – and parents too – from schools all over Australia who sign up to learn, rehearse, then perform the same song, on the same day, at the same time.
Music: Count Us In is for all schools – primary and secondary, State and independent, nationwide.
At LLPS we all gather for the count down in our new gymnasium. We sing along with the choir and we add joy to our day.
Just think, all the schools in Lara, Geelong, Victoria and Australia have stopped their lessons to experience a little bit of happiness….all AT THE SAME TIME!
The song writer mentor for Music, Count Us In, 2015 was Marcia Hines
Marcia worked with 5 talented students and Program Ambassador, John Foreman, to write this year’s song.
The 2015 song is called ‘Gold’
The 2014 song was called Paint You a Song.
The Music Count Us In website is full of interesting information to promote the importance of music in our schools.
This is an update to our ‘Music, Count Us In’ post.
The performance has come and gone.
We were part of the moment when 600,000 students sang the same song at the same time (simultaneously).
Here is LLPS performance…starring Ruby from SLY.
We received an email from Mrs McKenzie last week.
Once again it is time for the “Big Sing”!!
To give a little bit of background for those who haven’t experienced it,’Music count us in’ is a campaign which raises the awareness for teaching music in schools.
Lara Lake has participated in ‘The Big Sing’ for the last 4 years.
Once a year schools from remote Northern Territory, to Tasmania, and everywhere in between, gather and sing a song (an original song, co-written by secondary school students and a professional artist). This year the musician was Josh Pyke.
The idea is to get 500,000 students singing the same song at the same time all over the country.
There will be live cross overs as the performance is simulcast from Federation Square in Melbourne, Government House, Canberra and the Sydney Opera House.
Lara Lake will contribute to this occasion by gathering in the hall and singing the song at 12:30 on November the 1st.
Students will assemble in the new hall ready to sing the song by 12:25 on Thursday November the 1st. We will sit in assembly positions, and watch the big screen where there will be a live stream from Sydney Opera House.
We will count down, and sing the song.
This year the song is called ‘ Different People (Stand Together).
It’s that time of the year again. It’s time to start practising ‘M, Count Us In’ for 2011. This year the song is called We’ve Got The Music’. Let’s practise every lunchtime until performance day on 1st September.
Do you like the song for 2011?
Here is the our fabulous performance from Music Count us in on Thursday, September 1st, 2011.