To bring music & history together to inspire and develop tomorrow’s leaders.
Give Australia it’s first Commemorative Youth Choir
Bring RSL Sub-branches, families and RSL Clubs together
Pass on the legacy and spirit of Anzac through music, storytelling and song
Educate our youth so they commemorate with understanding
Connect generations, past, present and future to leave a legacy in each community
Develop and sustain skills and resources for the purpose of commemoration
Inspire a spirit of service and self sacrifice to the nation
More Than Just A Choir!
The RSL Rural Commemorative Youth Choir (RSL RCYC) is bringing music & history together to inspire and develop the leaders of tomorrow for the Centenary of Anzac and beyond.
One hundred years ago, Australia was known as a nation of singers and storytellers with music being an important part of family and community life. The RSL Rural Commemorative Youth Choir is bringing that back by helping local families, returned servicemen and women and community leaders come together regularly to research, respect and commemorate through music, storytelling and song. Not only are the children connecting with their local and family history but also with serving and returned servicemen and women to commemorate through understanding.
The Kangaroo March Connection
The RSL Rural Commemorative Youth Choir is an initiative that grew out of the Kangaroo March Re-enactment and has the support of the NSW State RSL Sub-branch with each Local Choir Mob supported by their local RSL Sub-branch and Club. We believe this will leave a legacy each Local Mob community for the Centenary of Anzac to keep the spirit of Anzac alive for the next one hundred years.
The choir will also provide a resource for local RSL Sub-branches and other community organisations to help with the running of commemorative services in the community such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day each year.
Our monthly Practice+ is more than just a choir practice! Come and experience cool interactive history. Singing, music, drama and poetry all come together and you don't need any previous experience (although we welcome all levels).
We are calling local communities to start a Local Choir Mob in their area!
We are calling all school-age children and their families to get involved in their Local Choir Mob!
We encourage all involved to live by the 15 Qualities found in the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial. They are:
We commemorate by honouring and remembering our forebears of all conflicts; the wives, mothers and families affected. We honour the fallen and remember the sacrifice made by Australian soldiers, past and present and those they left at home.
We resource communities with singers and musicians for commemorative occasions such as Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, VP Day and Vietnam Vets Day.
We unify communities by connecting the generations, past, present and future with commemorative organisations such as the RSL Sub-branch to tell the stories of local history through drama and song
We invite all school age youth - regardless of ability, gender, race or religion - to join with us in commemorating.
We aim to educate both adults and children of the historical events surrounding all conflicts; to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by those that went before us while teaching the children to sing, read and play music.
We seek to inspire a spirit of service and self-sacrifice in the children of today; the leaders of tomorrow - to pass the baton on and continue the legacy for generations to
Rural Commemorative Youth Choir, Inc. incorporated under the Australian Corporations Act.
We are also a member of the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA)
Local Choir Mobs will perform at local events and hold monthly Practice+ for all school age youth in their area.
The Showcase Choir will take recommendations from the the Local Mob Leaders to invite talented singers to perform live at state or national events.
The Studio Choir will audition from the Showcase Choir and consists of the best singers from the Showcase choir for the purpose of professional recordings and performances.
Leadership is the cornerstone of the choir. We use The 21st Century Leadership Framework to encourage our young people to step into leadership. There are 5 levels of leadership to which they can aspire. This also serves as our succession planning model and mentoring programme.