This is it...the highly anticipated Music Documentary "Beyond Barambah" celebrating the rich cultural diversity and community spirit amongst the 9 Schools in the Murgon and Cherbourg region. I'm so proud of this piece of work and really hope you take the time to watch it.
Thanks to all the children involved, it was fantastic to perform with several of you at the official launch. You are the reason I do this job
Murgon State School principal Daniel Bishop said participation in the Beyond Barambah music documentary had provided students with an opportunity to highlight education and success in rural and remote Queensland.
“Our rural and remote students have been shown that they have the capacity to go on and do great things no matter where in the world they live,” Mr Bishop said.
“Beyond Barambah has provided inspiration and unity for our students.”
The Small Town Culture project is funded through the Commonwealth Government's Higher Education Participation Program (HEPP) to improve the access, participation and success of students from communities under-represented in higher education.
USQ Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Verbyla said the Small Town Culture project highlighted country life and spirit through the creation of music and film.
“The project is building pride among young people from Queensland’s regional and remote communities,” Professor Verbyla said.
USQ’s Executive Director of Marketing and Student Attraction Helen Nolan said the Beyond Barambah music documentary was an opportunity for students from the Barambah cluster to showcase their schools.
“The music documentary is a journey into the heart of the nine schools in the Barambah cluster,” Mrs Nolan said.
The Barambah cluster consists of Murgon State School, Murgon State High School, Cherbourg State School, Wheatlands State School, Moffatdale State School, Proston State School, Goomeri State School, Cloyna State School and Windera State School. Media contact:
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"The Beauty Spirit" is alive and soaring at Beaudesert State School thanks to the incredible voices and vibrant personalities of the students. This production is a credit to the music teachers and sums up the power of school spirit and unity.
Supported by The University of Southern Queensland and RADF thanks to the Scenic Rim Regional Council.
In January ‘Small Town Culture’ with the support of the University of Southern Queensland opened the door for passionate communities across the country to take part in the ‘Australian Regional Community Competition’.
With more than 100 towns in the running the small town of Kilkivan near Gympie, population 690, received 3000 votes on Facebook to receive its very own Town Anthem and Music Video created by Josh Arnold and his team.
The result is this outstanding country rock song bursting with town pride and authenticity.
Small Town Culture continues to create music and film dedicated to the true identity of our heartland whilst celebrating life in the country and keeping alive the true spirit and back bone of Australia.
The Roma Cluster is a collection of 16 Songs and Music Video's celebrating the vibrant Schools and Communities in the Maranoa District as part of the 'Roma Cluster - Small Town Culture' project, and includes the following schools:
“Galvanize - The Best of Josh Arnold 2001 - 2009” is available now on iTunes.
The Album includes Josh's early Country Hits, most notably the Golden Guitar winning Aussie version of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" recorded with Lee Kernaghan.
The Albums journey continues with the raw and edgy sounds of "Scarifier" before blending into the soulful pop sounds of "Ripple on the Tide" as heard on Channel Sevens Sunrise.
Also included is the haunting "Skeletons" which was featured on the US TV show "Ghost Whisperer" plus the moving "Alive" which was written for the National Drive for Life Campaign. "Galvanize" finishes with the Country and Western Rap classic "Micky Mouse and the Clubhouse Rampage" which was written and recorded in 2009 before Josh's extremely successful move to education and the emergence of "Small Town Culture".