Bat­tle of the Bands a proud ex­am­ple of our youth

Geraldton Guardian - - Guardian | Opinion - Luke Bay­ley, Ger­ald­ton

I am writ­ing to con­grat­u­late the or­gan­is­ers and spon­sors of last week­end’s Bat­tle of the Bands, held at the Queens Park Theatre am­phithe­atre.

Lead or­gan­is­ers the City of Greater Ger­ald­ton and the Ger­ald­ton Po­lice and Com­mu­nity Youth Cen­tre hosted with huge suc­cess an event that cel­e­brated our youth and pro­moted cre­ativ­ity within our city.

I at­tended the event with my part­ner, eight-year-old son and his friend. All of us were thor­oughly en­ter­tained for the du­ra­tion of Sun­day af­ter­noon. The Queens Park Theatre am­phithe­atre is a great venue, and we were all in­spired by the in­clu­sive na­ture of the event, the di­verse mix of bands, the young peo­ple work­ing as vol­un­teers and the com­mu­nity mem­bers who came to­gether to cel­e­brate the joy of mu­sic, and most im­por­tantly our young peo­ple.

Ger­ald­ton’s young peo­ple our are fu­ture and, judg­ing by the tal­ent, guts and hard work dis­played at this year’s Bat­tle of the Bands, I reckon we are in good hands. It is so im­por­tant that all peo­ple in the re­gion con­tinue to get be­hind our young peo­ple and en­cour­age them to be all that they can be.

This event was an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of how to sup­port and how to be in­spired by the youth in town.

Thanks so much to all the or­gan­is­ers, men­tors, vol­un­teers and spon­sors.

You should all be very proud. It is pro­grams and events such as this that will pave a brighter fu­ture for this re­gional city and it also shows why we should be proud of and be­lieve in the dreams of the young peo­ple in our lives.

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