DRUMMING UP SUPPORT FOR A NEW PIANO
The Combined Music Teachers of Mossman Port Douglas are fundraising to buy a new piano for the area.
We will be taking donations and selling tickets in a raffle with a prize value of over $500 at the Community Carols at the Mossman Show Grounds on the 10th of December and would love to talk to anyone who would like more information about our efforts to acquire a wonderful instrument for our musicians.
Having a performance quality piano in a public space in the Port Douglas Shire will be a huge asset to all instrumentalists in the area not just the 200+ piano students.
It will give all students/musicians access to an instrument that is taken for granted in less remote towns and cities. It will also encourage professional instrumental musicians to the area to perform and give masterclasses so our budding musicians can be exposed to professional musicians on a regular basis. At the moment Mossman and Port Douglas are excluded from touring professional groups/soloists that include a pianist because of the lack of a suitable instrument.
We are making grant applications as well as fundraising and all the money raised will go towards buying a new C5 size grand piano. The piano will be gifted to the Douglas Shire Council and will be housed in the Mossman Shire Hall. The Council has agreed to pay all insurance and upkeep costs.
Letters of support would be much appreciated for the grant applications, these, offers of support and questions can be emailed to the President of the fundraising committee Lynda Irvine at:firstname.lastname@example.org Donation Options: Gofundme Link: https:// www.gofundme.com/piano-for-portdouglas-shire (Mastercard etc only)
Nab: Grand Piano BSB: 084830 Acc: 448362819
Cheques can be mailed to Lynda Irvine, 1 Mill Lane, Mossman. Please include a return address so a receipt can be mailed to you.
We cannot offer any incentive or reward for contributing to buying this piano, only our heartfelt thanks for helping provide an opportunity for all musicians in the area to have the same opportunities as their peers in less remote/larger communities.
Looking forward to the communities ongoing support
Combined Music Teachers of Mossman Port Douglas: Lynda Irvine, Joanne Trewick, Jodie Heise, Alteouise DeVaughn, Jenny Guyatt, Rosina Santarossa, Rosemarie Santarossa
Lynda Irvine, Mossman
foregone conclusion, Nothing will happen.
Perhaps just perhaps if another three or four persons are savaged to death in the next year, and these could be your brother, sister or your mum or dad or your best friend, we might get some action but don’t bank on it.
Oh, there may be some useless suggestions like shooting them with rubber bullets or trapping them and moving them away, but God forbid putting a bounty on these murderous creatures and establishing a culling season, after all their skins and flesh are highly sought after.
But no, someone might get blood on their hands and yuk It’s all too horrible to think about.
I’ll tell you what’s more horrible to think about: no tourists coming to swim in our beautiful beaches, they will go south where there are no crocs, well at least for the short time, our enterprises such as accommodation houses, restaurants, retail shops all start to lose trade, property values drop, no one can pay our enormously high rates, those of us that have invested in the well being of the shire loose everything we have strived for,that is what can happen if councillors sit around navel gazing and hoping the problem will go away, so yes kiddies as horrible as it sounds we have to have a culling season at least from Cooktown to Innisfail.
It’s time for real men and women to stand up and take this talk-fest to a practical conclusion, you know, the type of persons that protect our borders and man our essential services so that we can all sleep securely at night,not, idealistic dreamers and their ilk.
You can ignore me at your own peril but I believe we have to cull and we have to start NOW.
Mal Phillips, Port Douglas