Field of dreams for school
Making money from music is a way Bayfi School can keep providing quality education for its pupils.
The Herne Bay primary school is hosting its biennial fundraising event, Bayfi Music on the Field, at the school tomorrow from noon to 5pm.
The concert will feature top New Zealand acts including Savage, Autozamm, The Checks, Op Shop’s Jason Kerrison, Annabel Fay, Dai Henwood, and The CVE – Corporate Voice Experience, as well as performances from current and former school pupils.
Both Blindspott singer Damian Alexander and daughter Jilly Magan who attends Bayfield, will be part of the musical action.
Jilly is playing ukulele in the school’s group the Ukubayles and is also performing a Spanish-inspired dance.
She is excited about the day and says she enjoys all the fun rides and games on offer.
Her dad, who designed the school’s flyers, is performing at Music on the Field for the first time as part of The CVE.
In previous years he was touring with Blindspott so could only manage brief drop-ins.
“It will be great to spend the day with kids and parents and see the community chip in and get involved to help the school,” he says.
Bayfield School principal Sheryl Fletcher says although the event is fun for families, it is also a great occasion for the community to come together and support the school.
“It’s not only about people whose children attend here, it’s about the whole community getting together to support each other. It’s also our way of saying thanks.”
Music on the Field is the decile 10 school’s major funding event for 2009 and helps supplement funding received from the government.
Tickets for adults are $35 and children are free.
For more information phone 376-5703.
Top acts: Music runs in the family for Jilly Magan, 10, and dad Damian Alexander. They are both performing tomorrow at Bayfield School’s Music on the Field.