The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) will be alive with the sound of music as 4,000 primary and secondary school students showcase their musical skills at the 4th annual TYME Festival.
The TYME (Today’s Youth in Music Education) Festival will be held at the USQ Toowoomba campus this year on Thursday, September 19 and will feature everything from rock bands to choirs to orchestras to concert bands to solo acts. Thousands of performers from 40 primary and secondary schools will perform at eight different stages across USQ throughout the day and all are welcome to come along and listen to a few tunes, whether you’re into rock or classical.
Student Events Officer Amy Natalier said this would be the first year the event will be held at the USQ Quadrangle, having been held at Laurel Bank Park and the USQ Ovals in previous years. “People can expect some excellent, high quality music entertainment from thousands of different performers,” Ms Natalier said. “There will also be children’s entertainment, a travelling animal farm, ping pong, giant board games, fairy floss, a snow cone van, campus tours and much more.
“The whole event is free so people are welcome to turn up, listen to some quality musicians at no cost and enjoy the spring weather.
USQ Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas said the event was a celebration of young musical talent. “It never ceases to amaze me to see what the diversity and richness of what the Darling Downs and South West Queensland region offers when it comes to education,” Professor Thomas said. “The TYME Festival is one of those Education Queensland activities that inevitably receives rave reviews from almost everyone and USQ is proud to support this very worthwhile event.”
This Thursday’s event will be held between 9am and 3pm, with performances running between 10am and 2pm.
The event is run by Education Queensland, with support from USQ.
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