It’s who we are.
At the beginning of 2016, the Cedar College Creative Arts staff embarked on a journey to write a school song.
The process took eight months, and involved students and staff in the Primary School and High School.
Watch the official Music Video (right) and purchase the Single from iTunes or Google Play for $1.69 (proceeds will help support our Creative Arts facilities for students).
Behind the Scenes
More than just a school song that echoed the praises of school life or success, the writers were committed to a song that would express both the journey that has led to where Cedar is today and, most importantly, a song that acknowledged God’s hand and blessing in all that has taken place.
Writing the Lyrics
The song’s lyrics drew inspiration from Ephesians chapter 3 and 4, “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Eph. 4: 4-5)
and “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,” (Eph. 3: 17-18).
Laying down the Tracks
The recording took place over a number of months, with the staff band laying down the main tracks and additional tracks added by music students.
Vocals were laid down by Mrs Gauthier and Mr Hill, with a Year 2 and High School Choir providing additional vocals. This was followed by a month-long mixing process undertaken by Mr Hill, as well as a student re-mix.
The Music Video
A music video was then shot, involving students from every year level and featuring a number of school bands throughout the clip. The school’s purpose – to prepare students for real life as they Discover Jesus, Display Love and Develop Self, became a strong theme throughout the video, as the school came together in one voice.
The music video will debut during Cedar’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Week (September 25 – 30), at a number of events, and the single will also be available during this time. For a behind the scenes glimpse, and the full story, watch the 6 minute video “One Voice – telling the Story”.