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Young Drummer Heading to Scotland

$2,280 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 4 months
Competing at The World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland has been my dream since I was 5 years old when I started learning the snare drum. I have now been playing for 9 years, I am 14 years old.

This year I left my family and friends from my hometown of Beechworth, North East Victoria Australia and moved to Christchurch New Zealand to go to school and develop my drumming with world standard tutors.

I am very lucky to have received a partial scholarship from my new school, St. Andrews College, where I am a boarder and will attend school for the next 4 years. 

I started playing the drum when I was in The Scots School Albury grade 4 pipe band. I am now a snare drummer with the St. Andrews College grade 2 pipe band (World Champions 2013). 

I am incredibly honored and happy to be selected by the schools Pipe Band Director, Richard Hawke and Drumming Director, James Laughlin to join the band at this year's World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow August 2018. 

Getting to Scotland is very expensive for my family and I am wondering if you would help me get there. Any donation would be appreciated as I really hope to get to this competition. 

You might also spot me busking on a corner, in Beechworth. This is another way I am trying to raise funds for this amazing experience. 

Just recently, in October 2017, I became the Australian National and ACT State Solo Snare Drumming Champion, in C Grade. I’m very proud to be a Aussie Champion, it is an honour.

Thank you for considering my appeal. I really hope I can gather the funds and get to Scotland, it would be the biggest and most incredible opportunity to compete on the world stage and further my knowledge and skills. 

Monte Stamm
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Hi everyone,

It’s nearly time for me to head back to NZ to school and I just wanted to say a big thanks to all the people who have donated to my Go Fund Me Fundraising.

So far I have raised an amazing $1830 from lots of really generous people. Thankyou all so much.

I’m still hoping to raise more funds to help me pay for the big trip to The World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland this August.

I have also been supported by a few people who have given me a cash donation, and there are locals who have thrown coins into my drum case when I’ve been busking in Beechworth. Over the Christmas holidays I managed to help some local Beechworth people with gardening and mowing in return for a donation. Thanks everyone.

I’d like to send a big shout out and say thanks to Scott and everyone at The Empire Hotel in Beechworth. There has been a jar sitting on the bar with my fundraising story taped to it for months now. Lots of people have put spare change in the jar and I am so grateful that the pub did this for me. It’s a really great place to have dinner, the restaurant is really great, you should go there and check it out sometime. Mum and Dad love it at The Empire too.

I would like to thank my Mum, Dad and sister, they’re really supportive and help me so much with all of this.

I hope you will read my story here on my Go Fund me page and if you haven’t already, but think you can, a donation would be really great, I would be really grateful.

Monte
Me with my School Pipe Band in NZ
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