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Territory students bring their magic to Beat Festival 2017

Over 1000 students will be singing, dancing and entertaining the masses at the 2017 Annual Beat Festival “Magic” on 13, 14, 15 September 2017.

Featuring talented students of all ages from across the NT, the festival held at Darwin Entertainment Centre is a large scale combined-schools arts production.

Principal of Northern Territory Music School Bill Grose said the Beat Festival showcases the fantastic work of our primary, middle and senior schools.

“Beat Festival is the major performing arts event for schools across the Territory and it’s exciting to see this event go from strength to strength,” Mr Grose said.

“Since it first started in 1979, tens of thousands of Territory students spanning generations have participated in the annual Beat Festival.

“A highlight of the festival this year will be the combined-schools choir with 300 students which in 2017 will be joined by students from Katherine, Maningrida, Ramingining, Bathurst Island and Nemarluk.

“We have students involved from both urban and remote schools ranging from Central Australia to Arnhem Land and everywhere in between; to see them together in one big performance is incredible.

“Beat Festival is a great opportunity for our students to meet their peers, come together through their love of music and entertainment and show the community what amazing talent they have.”

The festival includes:

The Beat Festival which is now in its 38th year is produced by the NT Music School and the Beat Foundation Incorporated, and is proudly supported by the Department of Education. 

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