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Years Kinder to 6 are all in D-Tension at Whian Whian Public School. Photo supplied.

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.

Whian Whian Public School is currently hosting 13 students and with a handful of staff who believe that music is an integral part of a successful education, the students engage in a meaningful music program that includes all of the students – the age range of the musicians is from five to 12 years of age.

The band members change annually, as the year six students move on and new kindergarden students join – this provides students opportunities to play a variety of instruments and develop real-life performance skills.

Usually promoted as a blues band, for this gig D-Tension have been working on a set of songs relevant to their current studies about light and colour. ‘Songs of Light’ is pertinent to the Lismore Lantern Parade.

This will be a truly awesome show that you can see on the Heartbeat Stage in Carrington St, Lismore, at 2.15pm on Saturday.

The Heartbeat Stage

Other bands featured on the Heartbeat Stage from 12pm are the Soul Good Band, the Youth Jazz Orchestra, Rubber Duck Salad, Isabella a Cappella, the Southern Cross University Contemporary Music Showcase featuring Leo Hooker and Kaliya Edwards, Bella Frankie, Mocri$ and Triple, Luke Vasella, Ulysses Bow, Jimmy Willing and The Real Gone Hiccups All Star Band with the Buffalo Girls.


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  1. Well worth the time to go listen to these children play , I know the time and huge effort the children, teachers and staff put in to tis performance.
    Whian Whian public schools one of the best schools you could send your children to.
    Go De-Tension

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