NSW Regional Schools Bands Comp ‘Surround Sound’

NSW Regional Schools Bands Comp ‘Surround Sound’

A feature event of Make Music Day Australia is Surround Sounda band competition for students from secondary schools in rural and remote areas. Proudly sponsored by Yamaha Music, Taylor Guitars, Fender Guitars and Kawai Australia

The 2021 Entries are all below. Search your school’s video HERE

Mulwaree High School in Goulburn

M Funk is an ensemble of year 11 and 12 students from Mulwaree High School in Goulburn. They formed in 2017 as a group of year 7 and 8 students, and have remained together ever since to bring funky and upbeat tunes to audiences. They have played at ‘Specfest’ as part of the School Spectacular, and have also played in many community-based performances around the Southern Highlands. Sunday Morning was originally performed by American band ‘No Doubt’.

Muswellbrook High School

Piece: Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet Covered by ‘Bittersweet’

Blaney High School

We are a school of 300 in the Central West of NSW. These students are experiencing being in a rock band for the first time.

Goulburn High School

From year 11 this is Copyright doing their own version of ‘Volcano Girls’ by Veruca Salt. Recorded in the C Block studio and filmed in the GHS hall.

Goulburn High School

Mia Octaviano doing her own version of ‘Sofia’ by Clairo. This is Mia’s second trip to our studio, and this time she performed all the instruments herself, including vocals!

Coffs Harbour Senior College Pop/Rock band

Don’t Start Now/Under Pressure

Musically arranged by Bass player Taylor Cassidy of Year 12.

South Grafton High School

When My Train Pulls In

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Coomealla High School


Original:  Words and Music by Christopher Braide and Sia Furler

Band name “7 Voices”

Armidale Secondary College

Boys Will Be Bugs (cover of Cavetown song)

The wonderful talents of Year 9 students, Josie O’Baoill and Eve McDonald have combined to bring you this awesome rendition of “Boys Will Be Bugs”. For some percussive punch, they have been joined by budding percussionist, Lucas Howlett to create the band “No Student Access”.

Armidale Secondary College

Zombie (cover)

The band Chaos in Control have been together for over a year now. Their members are Madison Nano (Vocals), Jaden Streeting (Guitar), Seth Mickerts (guitar), Steve Rees (drums) and they have just welcomed Joe Nano as their new bass player.

Bowral High School

Never tear us apart INXS

Bowral high school’s year 9 music class performing never tear us apart by INXS

Byron Bay High School


Madness is an original piece of music written by Cinnamon in year 9 and performed with her band Stereo.  Madness is about the feelings and worries during lockdown and the frustration of not being heard , and also the excitement at what could change after.

The music is heavy and melodic with multiple sections and featuring a warm bass solo driving through the rhythm

Cowra High School | I Want You to Want Me

Students from Cowra High School perform “I Want You to Want Me”  by Cheap Trick/Letters to Cleo.