Federal Minister for the Arts and former Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett has been named the patron for the Boost Mobile Rock the School program. The initiative will bring live music and career advice to 70 high schools across Australia.

The Take, Claire Clark, and Stone Parade will give students a first-hand look at all facets of the music industry.

“Rock the Schools is exciting, loud and a great training ground not only for up and coming artists but also all those integral support roles that are so important to be successful in the rock industry- sound, lighting, management and the like,” Peter Garrett explained.

“It is my great pleasure to be supporting a program that nurtures, inspires and educates young people about the diversity of opportunities within the music industry.”

Peter will attend the first event of the program, to be held at Brunswick Secondary College in Melbourne on May 6.

Image source: Peter Garrett website