St Joseph's Regional College countdown to 2017 Upbeat Music Festival | video

Upbeat: Hannah King, Alicia Coenraad, Tiarne Gray, Jacob Gaskill, Huey Stead, Ronan Richardson, Joshua Wright, Davy Roe, Trai Blair, Maddie Watton and Rylee Parry. Photo: Ivan Sajko.
Upbeat: Hannah King, Alicia Coenraad, Tiarne Gray, Jacob Gaskill, Huey Stead, Ronan Richardson, Joshua Wright, Davy Roe, Trai Blair, Maddie Watton and Rylee Parry. Photo: Ivan Sajko.

IT will be all about the good vibes at St Joseph’s Regional College on August 14 when 1100 students stand tall for positive mental health and well-being.

The 2017 Upbeat Music Festival, the school’s major annual fundraiser, will be a celebration of youth and friendship while raising money for supporting partner headspace.

The student-organised event hopes to raise between $10,000 and $15,000 with some of the funds directed into enhancing school infrastructure. This year chilled water fountains and outdoor shelters are on the wish list.

Spokesperson for the organising committee Rylee Parry said the event, while a lot of fun, has an important message to all young people about caring for their own mental health.

The day will feature games and music as well as a motivational media session designed to take students out of their comfort zone while encouraging them to make informed decisions.

The event also directs support to the Hastings Accommodation Service which provides emergency housing for those in need.

Hitting the right notes: St Joseph's Regional College band Optic Nerve consists of Josh Wright, Ronan Richardson, Huey Stead and Davy Roe.

Hitting the right notes: St Joseph's Regional College band Optic Nerve consists of Josh Wright, Ronan Richardson, Huey Stead and Davy Roe.