Fifty high school students from Aviation High School in Brisbane are taking flight for their Way out West tour, landing at Bundaberg’s Hinkler Hall of Aviation on Saturday 19 June.
Visitors will enjoy a free lunchtime concert featuring the schools concert band, percussion ensemble and jazz band, plus their special bagpipe and drums collaboration.
Aviation High School teacher Rachael Doucet said Bundaberg locals should head down to Hinkler Hall of Aviation to celebrate music education and bringing live performances back to the wider Queensland community.
“Last year many regional community businesses suffered the loss of business due to Covid,” Ms Doucet said.
“Whilst we felt the effects of COVID in the city, nothing compares to what smaller regional communities experienced.
“I was really passionate about bringing our tour back to support local businesses throughout regional Queensland.”
With the name Aviation High School, Hinkler Hall of Aviation was an obvious choice of location to celebrate and bring live music to the community, according to Ms Doucet.
The tour will also stop at a range of regional Queensland towns including Charleville, Longreach and Roma from Saturday 19 June to Friday 25 June.
Every two years the Aviation High School Music department tours with its bands to varying locations.
During 2019 the band toured to Sydney where they performed for the local community in Darling Harbour and at several local schools.
The school bands also participated in the Australia Schools Festival where they won gold.
The tour also provides the opportunity for visitors to learn more about the legacy of Bert Hinkler and his history in the region.
What: Aviation High – Way out West Tour
When: Saturday 19 June
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Mount Perry Rd &, Young St, Bundaberg North QLD
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