Music group keen to broaden its horizons
BIGGENDEN Masonic Music group has entertained its audience annually for the past nine years, and wants to continue expanding.
The music group received a RADF funding grant to the tune of $4130 just in time for its recent annual concert.
Founder Chris Roberts said the group had contributed $400 towards the equipment.
“The equipment included four powered speakers, a mixer as well as two special microphones,” he said.
Mr Roberts said in the past the group had used his gear.
“We have blown up an amplifier but that’s all part of the game,” he said.
The equipment in the future will be available for hire to other community organisations.
Mr Roberts said some can be used separately depending on what the requirements of the operator are.
“Members have undergone training to operate the equipment,” he said.
“It’s not as easy as it looks.”
It is the Biggenden Masonic Music Group’s hope in the future to expand into theatre restaurants.
“This will broaden the appreciation of those thespians out there,” Mr Roberts said.
During the past nine years beneficiaries from the charity concerts have included flood and fire, Bundaberg Rotary Lodge and Biggenden Hospital Auxiliary.
“At our meeting on Sunday the group decided Rotary Lodge and the Hospital Auxiliary would again be recognised with $200 each,” he said.
Mr Roberts said the way the young people are getting involved in the concerts is pleasing.
“I cant praise the Spry girls and Johanna Kelly enough,” he said. “They are so enthusiastic. “At the same age as sister Courtney four-year-old Logan Spry made his first appearance on stage and was a hit with the audience.”
MUSIC EQUIPMENT: Biggenden Masonic Music Group received RADF funding for music equipment.