Scots keeps tradition
WHILE some are preaching Anzac Day celebrations should be kept to a minimum to avoid the division of multiculturalism in Australia - others are sticking to tradition and approaching the day with pride.
Among other celebrations, the Scots PGC College Pipes and Drums and the College Choir are heading to the land of croissants and frogs legs to perform at the 2013 ANZAC Day service.
They were selected by the Department of Veteran's Affairs to take part in the televised commemoration ceremony in France, and will also perform at the Menin Gate Commemoration in Brussels
Principal Michael Harding said the students would not only be representing the Southern Downs at these events, but Australia.
"The college has a deep tradition of the Anzac Spirit and have been holding a Dawn Service in the college grounds for many years, but this trip will help some members of the party who have family links with the Anzac legend," Mr Harding said.
On a more local scale, they will be marching in the opening ceremony at the National Polocrosse Championships on Monday April 23, performing at the College ANZAC service on April 24 and the town service on April 25, the Glen Innes Celtic Festival May 5 and 6, State Pipe Band Championships in June and the Warwick Rodeo Parade in October.