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In February, Tim announced this year’s competition for the Yamaha Great Start Grant, with the prize including 34 brand new Yamaha instruments, specialist training to help to get a school band program going, AND an in-school concert with Tim.

Ravenshoe State School in Tablelands, Queensland, Australia won the grant and yesterday Tim rocked up to the school to present the prize and perform for them.

Tim: “It was really gorgeous! I chatted about why music is important and fun, and I played:
Not Perfect
F Sharp
Carry You.”

Ravenshoe are excited to now be able to get a band started and to develop the music program at the school.

UPDATE: Video of the event.

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Marie de Monchaux on 15th of June 2019

Tim Minchin is a wonderful example of a generous, caring human being. A complete antithesis to the greed of our world at the moment.
Long May music exist in lives of children, Thank you Tim

Dan Pearce on 14th of June 2019

It’s moments like that that create impassioned critical thinkers and musicians of the future; it sounds like it will be a day those kids (and staff!) will remember for a long time. I can’t wait to see Tim in concert again over in the UK in November!

Chloe Sibley on 13th of June 2019

Absolutely fabulous! Thank you to Tim and all involved in the Yamaha Great Start Grant. Its a much needed boost to Music programs in North Queensland schools. Congratulations Ravenshoe State School.

Andrea Manley on 13th of June 2019

Tim is a true star. Not just because of his musical genius, but also because of how patient, kind and generous he was with his time at our school last night. He smiled through hundreds of photos with the kids ( and yes, we admit it, the staff and school community too) and never once looked like it was a chore for him. The kids didn’t stop talking about it all day today and some of the girls have told me they will never wash their arms again where Tim autographed them.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart,Tim – you and Yamaha have proven to the students of Ravenshoe State School P-12 that there are people out there who do care and who are prepared to give them a go. It was truly a heart warming and inspiring evening!

Rebecca Maricle on 13th of June 2019

Thank you Tim and thank you Yamaha for recognizing the importance of unlocking the world of music to young people. It can be a life changing moment to a child. You are altering the world for good.

Sue Lee on 13th of June 2019

That’s awesome. Well done Tim and Ravenshoe!

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