Mount View High School musical 'Showcase' | photos, video

Mount View High School has once again wowed the audience with its annual school musical.

'Showcase' played to sold-out crowds at the school's multi-purpose centre on July 20 and 21.

The show featured performances by the school's talented music, dance and drama students (with cameos by a few teachers).

One of the highlights was the premiere of the new school song, ‘Stand Up, Step Forward’.

The song was written and composed by a group of music students and teachers with the help of Musica Viva composer Paul Jarman.

Creative and performing arts head teacher Larayne Jeffery said the new school song pays tribute to the school’s heritage.

“The previous song was written in 1988, when the school had no history,” Mrs. Jeffery said.

“We wanted to bring it up to date.”

About 20 students from Years 9 to 12 were involved in the process of bringing the song together, which included a two-day workshop with Jarman.

“We had a discussion about what our school means to us and the image that we want to project into the community,” Mrs. Jeffery said.

“We walked around the school and spoke to staff and students from all categories.

“The kids have ownership of the song.”

The song’s key lyrics – “stand up, step forward and move ahead” – are derived from a saying of school principal Desley Pfeffer, and brought a tear to her eye the first time she heard it.

The song also refers to the school’s motto ‘Pride and Loyalty’, as well as the locality of school and the importance of being yourself.

See the song in full in the video below.

Stand Up, Step Forward – Mount View High School Song

By Paul Jarman, students and teachers of Mount View High

The world is for our making, the world is for embracing

Stand on up, step ahead, breathe it in

Together we can see where we want to go

You’ll be there beside, guide us as we grow

So climb with me where we seek our dreams

You and I have grown, our lives we make our own

We’ll go our way, always come back home

Vines among the trees, rolling hills and streams

Journey through this place with pride and loyalty

And now we know we are on our way

Stand up, step forward, move ahead

Stand up, step forward, move ahead

Breaking down walls, not afraid of change

Individual, not considered strange

Guide us on our path, all we aim to reach

Keep on climbing towards our dreams

Life will always change, the feeling stays the same

Colours of our soul will always shine

Remember Mount View, the grapes, the morning dew

Memories we shared, people that we knew

The legacy remains in all we do

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