Count them in: Hills students join nationwide singalong

At 12.30pm today, students across Australia will change their tune — literally.

Music Count Us In will involve more than 600,000 high school and primary school students singing the same song, at the same time, on the same day.

The initiative has run since 2007 and aims to get more students and communities to make music.

Musician/composer John Foreman is an ambassador for the event.

‘‘I’m there running around waving the flag saying, ‘music is important at schools’,’’ he said.

‘‘The event is about shining light on the great work of music in schools and also the fact that some don’t have music classrooms.

‘‘The day itself is about kids getting together rehearsing and performing.

‘‘Many kids look up to music performers and participate through listening but this day is about joining in the music making process.’’

Hills schools involved include Arcadia Public School, Baulkham Hills North Public School, Kenthurst Public School, North Rocks Public School, Oatlands Public School, The Hills School, Winston Heights Public School, Winston Hills Public School, Ridbc Alice Betteridge School and RIDBC Thomas Pattison School.

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