The Big Sing (TBS) is a dynamic, national group-singing competition for secondary school students. Secondary Schools' Choral Festivals began in 1988 as a development of the vocal section of the Westpac Schools' Chamber Music Contest. From being a very small part of that contest, The Big Sing has grown into a major highlight of the secondary school music calendar each year. This year, more than 10,000 young people from over 250 schools are taking part in regional festivals nationwide, and the number continues to grow. This makes TBS one of the largest competitive events in the country.
The goals of TBS are:
• to provide opportunities for school choirs to sing in a professional but supportive setting at regional and national levels
• to encourage enjoyment in singing
• to foster excellence in performance and repertoire