Nation's kids in harmony

LITTLE voices from across the Fraser Coast rang out in harmony with half a million others yesterday as part of the nation's biggest school music gig.

Music. Count Us In is an annual event celebrating music education in children's lives. At 11.30am, students, families, choirs, bands and orchestras around Australia stopped to perform the 2009 song The Music is Everything.

Maryborough's Central State School was one of the only schools on the Fraser Coast where every single student took part.

“The kids were really excited about it,” said Ken Hodgkinson, Wide Bay Burnett Regional Music Co-ordinator.

“It's all about the importance of music. Research shows that school music education is being left behind in Australia.”

Four hundred students from Xavier Catholic College in Hervey Bay also took part.

It is the second year Xavier has joined in and music teacher Jessica Burke said the event was amazing.



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