Queensland Maroochydore State High School students Hazel and Roanna Law have been selected as two of only five students from across Australia to take part in the Music: Count Us In (MCUI) songwriting program this year.

Having grown up in a family of musicians, Hazel and Roanna are both talented and hard working music makers with a knack and enthusiasm for songwriting. They were flown to Sydney earlier this year to write and record this year’s MCUI song One Song with Australian music icons Justine Clarke and John Foreman.

As an acclaimed performer of stage and screen and the music mentor of the program this year, Justine understands the power of music and how to use it as a tool for learning and educating young people. “I’m thrilled to be part of this program that promotes music education, creativity and community in one loud and joyful song that’s heard right across the country!” said Justine. Alongside the support of Justine, award-winning MCUI Program ambassador John Foreman OAM was also at the helm offering expert guidance to the student songwriters.

The song Hazel and Roanna helped write will be performed by schools across the country later this year on Count Us In Celebration Day. All schools registered will be singing the same song at the same time on the day. Growing steadily since 2007, MCUI is Australia largest school music advocacy and participation initiative designed to provide free music education to every local school. There were more than 3000 schools and 660,000 students took part in the program last year, celebrating the greatness of music and sharing the joy with everyone.

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