Celebration Day 2020 took place on 5 November 2020
Celebration Day brings together hundreds of thousands of school children from all over Australia as they connect via livestream to perform the same song, on the same day, at the same time!
To access the Live Broadcast on 5 November, follow this link:
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CELEBRATION DAY 2020, INCLUDING WHAT TIME IT STARTS IN YOUR STATE OR TERRITORY, READ ON BELOW.
CELBRATION DAY TIMES
Celebration Day – Important Information
We will be sending a web address to all registered participants to connect to the livestream in the days leading up to the event. Please make sure you have a digital screen available and if you haven’t registered yet, please make sure you do so by clicking here.
Celebration Day begins with 30 minutes of pre-performance entertainment (pre-cut footage), showing how students across the country have engaged with the program and program song. We then invite you to join us in a ’10 second countdown’ before launching into the first performance of the song ‘You Won’t Bring Us Down’.
In 2020, with an emphasis on themes of INCLUSION and RESILIENCE, there will be 3 versions of the song performed (one after the other) as follows:
- Performance 1 – The Program Song (Led by Cairns Schools, QLD)
- Performance 2 – Auslan Translation of the Song (Led by RIDBC Thomas Pattison School, NSW)
- Performance 3 – Indigenous Language (Wajarri) version of the song – ‘Yamatji Remix’ (Led by schools of the Yamatji Region, WA)
We encourage schools to participate in all 3 versions, any one version, or any other version of the Program Song as works best for them and their school, and in accordance with local health advice. For those schools unable to sing, we encourage you to perform the Auslan Translation, or choose from the plethora of ensemble arrangements available to you eg Big Band, Orchestra, String Orchestra, Ukulele Ensemble, Recorder Ensemble, Boomwhackers, Percussion Ensemble, Marimaba Ensemble, Bucket Drums, Stick Percussion.
Pre-Performance Entertainment – We are now welcoming footage of your classes engaging with the MCUI program!
We are now welcoming footage from schools showing how they have engaged with the MCUI program. Please feel free to send this to us up until the cut-off date of October 26th. Please upload footage to your Dropbox/Cloud storage space and send us a link to [email protected] Be sure to include the name of your school, teachers, year/class etc. We can’t wait to see how you have used and enjoyed our Program Song!
Last Year’s Celebration Day Footage
If you didn’t catch our Celebration Day 2019 live stream, you can view it:
- On YouTube: https://youtu.be/y4JLS-3XMmo
- On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicCountUsIn/videos/441426689910580/
- Or Here: https://live.musicaustralia.org.au