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23 April 2010

School band strikes up for ANZAC service at Redbank Plains


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OVER 40 students from different schools in Ipswich have joined  together to form a marching band that will perform at the Redbank Plains  RSL Anzac Day service.

Marching to the beat: Students from five different
schools are joining forces to make a special Anzac
Day marching band.


MORE than 40 students from four different schools in Ipswich have joined together to form a marching band that will perform at the Redbank Plains RSL Anzac Day service.

Headed by instrumental music teacher James Humphreys, the students from Redbank Plains State High School, Redbank Plains State School, Kruger State School and Redbank State School have been working hard in the lead up to the service.

Although they've only had limited preparation, Mr Humphreys, who teaches music at all four schools, said the marching band was ready to show off their skills.

It will be the first time the combined schools marching band will perform at the parade.

"It started as a way for the students to give back to the community, and their first performance at the last Jacaranda Festival went well," he said.

"The students learn about Anzac Day at their schools, but I think they will also learn a lot by performing at the service for returned servicemen and in honour of those who have died.

"I know they are excited about performing and contributing to the service."

The band will march from 9.20am before the service at 9.30am at The Cenotaph, Redbank Plains Library Grounds.


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