Gift of Music set for Roma
New instruments coming
RECENTLY Wayne Thomson, from Rural Aid Ltd, requested that Maranoa Regional Council consider supporting their upcoming Gift of Music project.
The project is aimed at bequeathing musical instruments that may be out of financial reach to schools in the Maranoa region in the lead-up to the Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra performance in Dalby, Miles and Roma.
Rural Aid Ltd asked for the council’s support through the purchase and donation of a musical instrument to the following local schools: Roma State College, St John’s College, Injune State School, Wallumbilla State School, Yuleba State School, Surat State School, Mitchell State School and St Patrick’s Primary School.
❝It is great to encourage students to learn...
— Mayor Tyson Golder
As part of Gift of Music’s project, they will also present a donated wish list for musical instruments, with prices ranging from $500 to $5000.
Maranoa Mayor Tyson Golder said in the council meeting on Wednesday he saw the project as a great initiative.
“I have noticed there is a shortage of musical instruments and it is great to encourage students to learn if they didn’t have the opportunity before due to financial costs,” he said.