Celebration Day 2017

MAIN EVENT: Live from Deakin Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne.

Celebration Day events, both large and small, are held all over the country on Thursday 2 November. Our main event will be live streamed from Deakin Edge at Federation Square in Melbourne.  The live stream will begin at 12pm (AEST) and the singing of ‘Shine Together’ will occur at 12.30pm (AEST).



We hear about new Celebration Day plans every day! Many schools work in collaboration with other schools to stage big events on the big day and we encourage all schools to participate in this way, if they can. Our partners and friends around the country are working to produce and support local events so please get in touch with them. Find details of some  other Celebration Day events, below. Please note that this information will continue to be updated in the countdown to Celebration Day on Thursday 2 November.


Surfers Paradise, QLD – Contact Susannah Callaghan

25 schools are already involved. Together they will create a massed choir of over 700 voices on Celebration Day. Student instrumentalists and singers will perform ‘Shine Together’ from the Skypoint Observation Deck and from down on the foreshore.


Various local events in WA – Contact Robyn Veitch

Our friends at ASME WA are working to help support local collaborations between schools throughout WA.


Hobart, TAS – Contact Danny Munting

Over 2,000 students and teachers will gather at the Bellerive Boardwalk to perform and share in the combined singing of ‘Shine Together’. This event has run for many years and just keeps getting bigger and better.


Wagga, NSW – Contact Fi O’Shaughnessy

Schools from the Catholic Archdiocese of Wagga will work together in a special advance Celebration Day. They are inviting other local schools to get involved, too, and will mark their day with a combined music festival. The day will be filmed and shared in a special video package in the live stream.


Alice Springs, NT – Contact Wanita McNeill

Our friends at the NT Music School are combining Celebration Day with their annual Alice Beat Festival. The Alice Springs Convention Centre will come alive with the music-making of students from all over the NT.

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