‘Moonlight’ concert to raise funds for rural aid

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Canberra Grammar students involved with the Moonlight Concert, Saphyre Farrelly, Sebastian Bonanno, Oliver Merchant, Maddie Pik and Rafael Priest

CANBERRA Grammar School will hold a “Moonlight Concert” 2019 fundraiser tonight (June 20) to help Rural Aid purchase 20 guitars for Boorowa Public School in NSW affected by drought.

Rural Aid’s “Gift of Music” program is designed to bring happiness to children in rural and remote areas by providing them with musical instruments to either augment or establish rural school music programs.

The concert is a student-led initiative of Canberra Grammar School that started in 2018. This year, School Vice-Captain and Year 12 student, Oliver Merchant, took the lead, using the funds raised from the concert as a way of lending a helping hand to people who put meals on our tables.

Rural Aid General Manager Wayne Thomson said, “We are asking all Australians who may have an instrument no longer in use, to consider donating it so we can share the resources with those that need them.”

“The gift of music can change a child’s life and the gift of an instrument to a rural school in need, can change many children’s lives,” he said.

The instruments provided include ukuleles, guitars, percussion, strings, brass and woodwind, and come from schools committed to getting behind regional communities who are fundraising thousands of dollars to support disadvantaged school children.

Moonlight Concert, Canberra Grammar School PDHPE Centre, 40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill, 7 to 8.30pm tonight, Thursday,  June 20, bookings to trybooking.com or tickets $10 at the door.


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