What Are They Marching For This Anzac Day

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Issued by Ministerial Support and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT

Phone: 02 6127 1999, Fax: 02 6265 1545

MSPA 119/10

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

What are they marching for this ANZAC Day

The Australian Army Band Sydney and Canberra based singer/songwriter, Pete


have joined forces to produce a package designed to encourage young

Australian’s to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war

and its enduring impact on Australian society.

“This package is the definitive collection of music required for schools and

community groups to conduct their own commemorative service and is a constant

reminder of our veterans and what they are marching for," Mr Gervasoni said.

The supporting music video features unprecedented access to the Australian War

Memorial’s archives kindly donated by the Australian War Memorial. 

"The video is a fitting tribute to the Australian Defence Force and provides a visual

interpretation of the Anzac spirit and the courage shown by the men and women that

serve our country,” Mr Gervasoni said.

The package features Pete Gervasoni's commemorative song What Are They

Marching For , performed by the Australian Army Band Sydney.

“Veterans and their families that have heard this song at live shows around the

country have been asking me, when will our ‘song be released? When will we have

our own national song? And well it’s been almost 10 years in the making but we have

finally got there,” Mr Gervasoni said. 


The Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Lieutenant General David

Hurley will officially launch the What Are They Marching For

commemorative song and the community package.


10.15 arrival for 10.30 start: Thursday 22 April, 2010


Theatrette R1 Foyer, Russell Offices, Russell.

All proceeds from CD sales will be donated to the Australian War Memorial.

For more information including access to music video or song visit

www.petegervasoni.com.au or call 0417 370 384.

Media enquiries: Pete Gervasoni  0417 370 384

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