Local schools were well represented by their students at the Bundaberg Civic Service as the community came together to pay its respects on Anzac Day.
In 2023 29 schools participated in the Bundaberg Civic Service with students taking part in the march, presenting readings and laying crosses to mark the occassion.
A Shalom College vocal group volunteered at the service, performing the National Anthems alongside the Bundaberg Municipal Band.
Member of the vocal group and Year 11 Shalom College student Christina McMahon said she was happy to be part of the service.
“I’ve never done this before so it’s exciting because I get to do something people get to see and everyone feels patriotic about it,” she said.
“So there’s pressure to do well but it feels good to do something nice for the community.”
Shalom College vocal teacher Natalie Sweetapple said the group, named the Treble Makers, had previously performed at a range of events including school assemblies and liturgies as well as the Bundaberg and Maryborough Eisteddfods and the Queensland Catholic Schools Music Festival.
“Students are selected from the College choir who demonstrate a strong commitment to their vocal studies and a passion for choral singing and complex repertoire,” she said.
“The Treble Makers are extremely honoured to be invited to sing at this year’s Anzac Day Service and are proudly representing the wealth of vocal talent we have at Shalom College.”