Dubbo College Year 12 support unit student Jackson Murray decided earlier this year that concluding his school education was reason for a celebration.
His idea to mark the milestone with a concert to thank parents, students and staff for their support, is about to come to fruition at Dubbo College Senior Campus.
Jackson and his colleagues from the Senior Campus support unit will team up with Year 12’s incoming and outgoing music students to present a concert in the school’s cafeteria on Wednesday, November 14, between 6 and 8pm.
Jackson said the entry fee of $5 per person would be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where he has volunteered during his time at school.
“This is the end of an era for many of us and we have been so well supported by our parents, students and staff of the college throughout the years,” Jackson said.
“I just wanted to take the opportunity of putting on a ‘thank you’ and ‘goodbye’ concert.
“This year we have been studying music with Mrs (Lyndal) Powderly and the concert next week will give us the opportunity to show off our skills.
“Some of us are singers, others are guitarists and one of the group even uses an iPad drum kit.
“It will be a great concert with the Year 12 music students and we are hoping lots of people will come and support us, as well as the RFDS,” Jackson said.
Other support unit students involved in the concert include Codee Holmes, Kobi Park, Jessica Quince, Alison Warn and Anika Peachey-Grant.
Dubbo College Senior Campus music teacher Lyndal Powderly said the students were very excited about the upcoming concert on Wednesday.
“We have really been rehearsing for this concert since August, with the music team working hand-in-hand with the support unit, which is headed by Bonita Stevens,” she said.
“This is the first year we have actually run music classes in the support unit and students have received them with great enthusiasm.
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“We started the program with singing, then moved on to guitar and finally group and solo singing.
“For the concert, we will be combining the support unit performances with performances from our senior music students.
“There will be light refreshments on the night and the family of one of our students has donated a coffee machine to raffle as part of the fundraising for the RFDS,” Mrs Powderly said.
Some of the performances from support unit students will include ‘Jar of Hearts’ and ‘You Are The Reason’.
- The concert will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, November 14.