Drumming up support for Sydney show

These 18 students from Dunoon Public School are off to Sydney to be part of the 2006 Schools Spectacular at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in late November.

The Dunoon Public School Marimba Band is off to Sydney to perform at the 2006 Schools Spectacular and they are currently trying to drum up some support.

Whilst parents, carers and willing locals have been whipping up hot school lunches, washing cars, rustling up goods for garage sales, planning movie nights and donning satin for a disco night to raise money, there are fears the school wont meet the designated target of $7000.

For a lot of the students this is their first visit to Sydney, said Dunoon Public School principal Genevieve Slocombe, and because they have worked so hard we really want to give them a treat, such as a trip to Luna Park, or the zoo, or even a ferry ride.

The Dunoon Marimba Band will provide foyer entertainment during the two-night Schools Spectacular at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and the 18 hardworking band members need to learn 15 pieces by November.

Genevieve has been involved with marimba bands and the Schools Spectacular for a decade and introduced marimbas to Dunoon Public School when she became principal this year.

We make our own marimbas locally and the students get involved in the decorating and painting of them, so its just been a fabulous project for everyone, said Genevieve. Our school will have the largest marimba band at the Schools Spectacular so we are really going to make an impact.

The students have until November 21 to raise as much money as they can, before boarding the bus and heading for the big smoke.

Any businesses or individuals who would like to help the Dunoon Public School Marimba Band should contact Genevieve Slocombe on 6689 5208.


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