Brauer College students share the joy of song

Brauer College students lend their vocal skills to youngsters at East Warrnambool Primary School yesterday in preparation for an Australia-wide event in October. 140805AS05 Picture: AARON SAWALL

Brauer College students lend their vocal skills to youngsters at East Warrnambool Primary School yesterday in preparation for an Australia-wide event in October. 140805AS05 Picture: AARON SAWALL

BRAUER College vocal skills students are keen to turn more Warrnambool district students on to the delights of music and singing through this year’s Music: Count Us In event.

The college’s years 8 to 10 students yesterday helped East Warrnambool Primary School pupils prepare for this year’s Music: Count Us In tune, Paint You a Song, to be sung at the same time in October as hundreds of thousands of other students throughout Australia. 

Brauer vocal skills teacher Janet Ferguson said the college was willing to help as many local district schools as possible join with more than 2000 other schools to sing Paint You a Song at 12.30pm on October 30.

Ms Ferguson said students previously involved in Music: Count Us In had sung at their own schools, but getting local schools together for a mass performance was being considered this year.

More than 500,000 Australian students were involved last year. 

The event, a federal government initiative run through the Music Council of Australia, aimed to encourage more students to learn music and singing.

Paint You a Song was composed by five students with the help of songwriting mentor, Harry James Angus, a member of The Cat Empire, and Count Us In ambassador John Foreman.

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