In what might be a world record, a group of 30 Guildford Grammar School music students, our Boodjar Bidi Indigenous Dance Troupe and seven staff, will participate in a sponsored 7-hour music performance aboard The Prospector
, from Perth to Kalgoorlie on Monday 4 May. The students have submitted details of the performance to Guinness World Records for the creation of a new world record – the longest continuous music concert (distance)
, with the students playing continuously in 15-minute sets, for 650 kilometres over a period of 7 hours.
The music students will perform in a number of bands and ensembles, including G-Funk, Brass Ensemble, Cello Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble. Each band or ensemble will perform for 30-minutes at a time, continuously, for the entire trip. Students will be sponsored by friends and families for blocks of 30 minutes, with all proceeds raised going to Anglicare WA.
The group will arrive in Kalgoorlie at around 2.00pm for a breather (literally!) and a brief rest before joining with the Anglican Parish of Kalgoorlie and the Wongutha Birni Cultural Centre Choir for a community concert.
The initiative was the brainchild of Mr Kieran Hurley, Director of Music and accomplished local musician, with the aim of raising funds and awareness for Anglicare WA. “We are always looking for interesting ways to not only promote our talented students, but to also give something back to the community. 7 Hours of Sounds
does just that and allows us all to have some fun along the way and share our love of music with a whole new audience.”
Media invited to hop aboard for two stops!
The students will board The Prospector at the East Perth Terminal at 7.10am with media and photo opportunities available as they board the train. Media representatives are invited to board the train for the performance over two stops, boarding at East Perth at 7.10am and hopping off at the Midland station at 7.25am, where we will arrange a shuttle bus back to East Perth.
If you would like to reserve a seat from East Perth to Midland, please contact Gillian MacDonald on 9377 9200, 0428 175 491 or firstname.lastname@example.org, as seats will be limited!