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Vocals bloomed at '2012 Songfest' launch to celebrate 'Music in Education'.

More than 180 students from 6 Bundaberg & District Schools formed a mass choir at Kalkie State School's new performance hall on Friday 3rd August at 6pm and treated spectators to a 6 song rendition to share music-making in a non-competitive environment with quality repertoire.
Students and Music Specialist Teachers from Norville, Walkervale, Woongarra, Kalkie, Thabeban and GinGin had been busy practising together during weekly lunchbreaks and an additional 2 Sunday afternoon rehearsals at Norville School. Students work-shopped their renditions from 2pm at Kalkie on Friday, to perform at the Concert at 6pm.
Improving music education requires collaborative effort. We all need to help make quality music education part of the lives of young people. International and Australian research shows learning music can make significant differences to children's abilities.
Children who are active music makers are more likely to have improved maths and language performance, better reasoning capacity and problem-solving skills. Their memory is likely to improve, as are their social and team skills.