Music, Count Us In

One Song, Your School, More Music

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.

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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.

Music, Count Us In, 2012 from Bernadette Lynch on Vimeo.


The Big Sing 2010 from Bernadette Lynch on Vimeo.

Music- Count Us In-The Big Sing

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.
Hi everyone!
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).
Check out the great Count Us In website for music homework.
Mrs Mc Kenzie
Here is the song for everyone to practise:

The Big Sing

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Watch the Auslan Video of the kids who are deaf.

They love dancing to the music. They are having a wonderful time as they enjoy The Big Sing.

 The Big Sing is on Thursday, September 2nd, after recess.

This year’s song sounds great.

Practise at home- we’ll sound great if we know the words!
Here we are! We sound great!
Untitled from Bernadette Lynch on Vimeo.

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The Big Sing 2010 from Bernadette Lynch on Vimeo.

What a beautiful sound…400,000 children’s voices all singing the same song at the same time. We loved it!