Wakakirri is Australia’s largest performing arts event for primary and secondary schools. Each year thousands of students across Australia take part in creating Story-Dances for Wakakirri that reflect their thoughts, ideas and aspirations. These stories are performed in professional theatres in front of the official ‘Wakakirri Panel’ who are searching for ‘Story of the Year’. Over 1 million people watch Wakakirri performances each year. Wakakirri is for EVERY and ANY (public or private) school in Australia. Read more at wakakirri.com
We are honoured to have a long-standing partnership with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band. RAN musicians regularly visit many of the schools who take part in our School Music Programs in Sydney and western NSW.
The RAN musicians present regular concerts for school communities. These performances include children from ACMF Program Schools performing alongside the accomplished musicians from the RAN Band. Children in our programs thoroughly enjoy performing with the RAN musicians, joining in by drumming their parts on water bottles, chairs or feed containers.
We are proud to announce that the regular visits from, and mentoring by, the RAN Band’s ‘Rock Band’ contingent at Soldiers’ Settlement Public School has resulted in the school now boasting a boys-only rock band.
Since 2013, children from Hillston Central School have been participating in master classes via videoconference with the RAN Band members – often this is the only opportunity children in remote NSW have to be tutored by a professional musician who plays the same instrument.
We are thrilled to be able to continue to partner with the Royal Australian Navy Band, to bring these opportunities to regional and disadvantaged students.