Western Region Concert Band
need your help! Stolen Trailer and Percussion Equipment.
The 40th year of the Western Region Concert Band has started off on a sour note. A trailer containing thousands of dollars’ worth of the band’s equipment has been stolen.
Inside the trailer was a number of very valuable percussion instruments, including three timpani, a marimba, glockenspiel, and a drum kit. The theft comes as the band begins a busy year, with celebrations for the band’s 40th anniversary being planned, as well as the popular annual ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert. The trailer was stolen just before Christmas, and efforts to recover the trailer and the instruments have so far been unsuccessful.
Established in 1977, the Western Region Concert Band are a community, volunteer-based band comprising of approximately 40 members from all walks of life and ranging in age from 15 to 80 years. The band has continued to contribute to the cultural and community life in the western suburbs of Melbourne and beyond over their 40 years. For the past 17 years, their annual ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert has proven to be an anticipated community event.
The band is seeking assistance from the community in the recovery and replacement of their stolen instruments and equipment so that they can continue to play the music that has been enjoyed by the community for the past 40 years.
Our trailer registration is R10101. It has doors which open at the rear and on the driver's side.
Funds raised will be used to purchase replacement percussion equipment . The equipment is used to provide an opportunity for community musicians to have access to instruments to participate in numerous community events, training and workshops.
I deally, we would love to replace all of our stolen percussion items in time for our 40th Anniversary concert in June.
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