Schools in tune with dona­tion

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By CHE BAKER

Up­per Clutha schools and preschools will soon be more alive with the sounds of beat­ing drums and other mu­si­cal in­stru­ments af­ter re­ceiv­ing do­na­tions from the Wanaka Mu­si­cians’ So­ci­ety. A to­tal of six schools and six preschools were given part of a $15,000 pool raised from the 20th Stars in Your Eyes show held by the so­ci­ety last year. So­ci­ety chair­man Jamie Robert­son said since the show was launched 21 years ago the so­ci­ety had given over $200,000 away in grants. The show boosts be­tween 15 and 20 per­for­mances, made up by lo­cals who needed to au­di­tion be­fore they could be a part, ev­ery year to sell­out Robert­son said. Funds given to the schools and pre-school this year would be used for mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion. Tar­ras Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Noelene Pullar said the school would be buy­ing mu­si­cal in­stru­ments with the money, pre­dom­i­nantly chime bars be­cause they were ‘‘adapt­able for chil­dren’’.

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