Canobolas Public School, Calare Public School and Bletchington Public School's form band for Jam Orange's Live and Local.

LIVE AND LOCAL: Music teacher Chris Mickle with music students from Canobolas Public School, Calare Public School and Bletchington Public School. 0207jkband1

LIVE AND LOCAL: Music teacher Chris Mickle with music students from Canobolas Public School, Calare Public School and Bletchington Public School. 0207jkband1

Primary school children are banding together to create a super group of musicians to perform at Jam Orange’s Live and Local on March 24.

Mastermind behind the concept, music teacher Chris Mickle said music should be about collaboration not competition.

“I want to highlight some of the primary and secondary school programs that are alive and well in the area,” Mrs Mickle said.

“By taking part the children see that we are not competitors, we are all just musicians.”

Students from Canobolas Public School, Calare Public School and Bletchington Public School make up the current group of about 80 musicians.

More schools expected to get involved following the first rehearsal last week.

“We have lots of different levels – from kids as young as nine to our eldest who is 12,” Mrs Mickle said.

Mrs Mickle said that for some of these young musicians, it is the first time they’ve heard their instrument as part of an ensemble.

“In one school I have a solo trombone player who is now experiencing what it is like to part of a strong section,” she said.

The group will perform alongside high school students at Orange Regional Museum. 

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