We sent out the call to all Schools, Choirs, Musicians & Singers of all ages!
We are inviting you to join us as we "Sing to Remember" the recruits of the Kangaroo March of 1915, their families and their communities as we form the Kangaroo Chorus in their honour.
Three incredible opportunities for singers and musicians of all ages to create history for the Kangaroo March Re-enactment of 2015!
Kangaroo Chorus Massed Choir Events
Some joined us for one event...and some for all!
- At your school assembly
- For another event to honour the Kangaroo March
Theme: Poppies - So wear a poppy!
Whatever you decide to wear, we are asking all participants to wear a poppy.
Are you in a school choir? Are you in a local choir? You may choose to wear your school uniform or your choir uniform. Otherwise you may choose to wear red and black. Alternatively, you may like to dress in period costume.
Whether you were a choir or a soloist or musician, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for singers and musicians of all ages to create history and join together as one voice as we came together to "Sing to Remember" and honour the men and women who went to the First World War as we re-traced the steps of the original Kangaroo March of 1915 from Wagga Wagga through to Campbelltown. We brought 100s of voices together to sing in their honour over the three main events.
There were three songs to learn. They were very easy and enjoyable. In fact, two of them are tunes most already knew! Once registered, you were able to download sheet music, lyric sheets and backing/rehearsal tracks!
Background to the Kangaroo March Centenary Re-enactment
The Kangaroo March Centenary Re-enactment re-traced the steps of the original Kangaroo March of 1915. The longest of nine WW1 recruiting marches across NSW, the Kangaroo March was re-enacted this year starting in Wagga Wagga on 5 September, 2015. In 1915, 88 men walked out of Wagga Wagga through rural towns and villages recruiting in each town along the way. Over five weeks and 500 kilometres later, 222 recruits reached Campbelltown before heading to Sydney where they joined the 55th Battalion to fight on the Western Front.
A number of people enlisted to march. Some for a day, a week, and a small number marched the whole way. They walked an average of 18kms/day.
We sent out the call for all -
Even if you couldn't march, you could sing! "Sing to Remember" the recruits of the Kangaroo March of 1915, their families and their communities as we formed the Kangaroo Chorus in their honour.
A big thank you to all who joined us for this special event.
Click on the links below to print a poster or flyer for your scrapbook!