Bundy voices join national concert

A DOZEN schools across the Bundaberg region added their voices to 450,000 students across the nation for Australia's biggest music gig yesterday morning.

At 11.30am students participating in Music Count Us In performed Music is Everything, written by ex-Australian Idol band leader John Foreman and four New South Wales secondary students.

At Thabeban State School, all 231 students sang in the undercover play area, led by their competition choir, Thabeban Tones.

“I really liked performing in front of all of them and teaching them all the actions with the song,” Renee Kwapil, 10, said.

Year 5 student Alisha Gordon said she really liked the song despite having practised it many times.

“We had to lift our voices in bits and there were lots of different notes,” she said.

Thabeban State School head of curriculum Robyn Groom said students at the school had really enjoyed the song as it was modern and upbeat.

“I took a prep class through the song four or five times and they didn't get sick of it because the actions helped them stay entertained,” she said.

Kalkie State School music teacher Sharlene Peterson said the school band was also involved in the event, with the Kepnock State High School concert band and string ensemble helping out.

“It shone on all their faces how much they enjoyed it,” she said.

The song was also performed by students on the steps of the Sydney Opera House and on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra.

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