Band together for K.I - April 13th to April 18th 2020

Band together for K.I - April 13th to April 18th 2020
Type of post: Band news item
Posted By: Jenny Doe
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2020

Band together for K.I : 
April 13th to April 18th

We are excited to share that Marion City Band members will be heading across to Kangaroo Island for the week April 13th to April 18th.  

We have offered our services as volunteers, and will be joining the BlazeAid Team for the week, helping with the rebuild of fencing around the Parndana area in the aftermath of the devastating bushfires on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, along with any other tasks where our diverse skill sets may be of use.

We will also be playing a concert on Saturday 18th April for locals, other volunteers and visitors to Kangaroo Island.

The positive response has been amazing from our players and families, who are really keen to be able to do something hands on to help out.   Being school holidays, a number of our band members are on break or have taken leave from work to be available to travel.   

A few of our members are assisting another band travelling to the National Band Championships, and we also wish them well.    With a gap year for our band, this has enabled us to be able to commit our resources in other ways, as it happens, to helping the rebuild on K.I.

Behind the scenes, to move a large number of volunteers, and with the logistics of concerts, we have had some fantastic help putting this all into place.    More will be mentioned of the support services and local connections that are making this planning and travel possible, as we update and advertise our information across our facebook page feed in the up-coming weeks.    

A BIG SHOUT OUT of THANKS to our band members and families, who have committed as a small community to BAND TOGETHER FOR K.I, to volunteer their time, manual labour and music talents for this endeavour. 

There is a further story around our links with this wonderful part of our State.      The SA State Youth Brass Camp in 2019 was hosted on Kangaroo Island, with the area of Parndana being where they stayed.   Several of our youth players and music support helpers were involved in this Camp and Music Tour around K.I.     We were keen to offer our assistance where we could to help make a difference in their community in the aftermath of the bushfires.

Leading up to our departure date, members will be assisting at Saturday BBQs at Stratco St Mary's each weekend until we leave. 

Please show your support by visiting us and buying a sausage.    As travel is self funded by members, all money raised will go towards offsetting travel costs for our members.