Gift of Music set for Roma

New in­stru­ments com­ing

The Western Star - - NEWS - Molly Han­cock Molly.Han­cock@west­ern­

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.

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