Busking Festival returns 2018

Narooma Rotary will host a Regional Busking Festival again next year on Saturday 26 May, as part of the Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC).

Last Thursday’s special night to thank the sponsors of the 2017 Busking Festival provided the appropriate opportunity for Narooma’s Busking Festival coordinator Sandra Doyle to publicly confirm the Club’s commitment.

‘Our first Festival was such a wonderful community day that literally filled the town with music, we’re going to do it again in 2018, building on that experience,’ she said.

The Club was already starting to receive sponsorship offers, even before the committee had started canvassing.

Mrs Doyle thanked all 55 sponsors of the Festival and all service clubs and organisations who helped on the day. ‘The Festival would never have happened without their support,’ she said.

Last Thursday also gave Rotarians a chance to see what recipients of the Festival’s proceeds had purchased for local kids.

  • Rev Carol Wagner purchased a set of chime bars for the Mainly Music program she runs for pre-school age children at St Paul’s Anglican Church.

  • Co-Principal John Melville said Narooma High School bought a Cajon Box Drum for the school’s Drum Beat programme. The High School was also a sponsor.

  • Kathy Phipps, Narooma Pre-School director, showed one of the seven drums bought by the Pre-School.

  • Narooma Public School unfortunately could not be represented because the night coincided with the school concert. It has purchased Djembe drums and flutes with the money they won and received on the day.

  • Youth Café coordinator Angela McMillan from Eurobodalla Shire Council said they purchased a boxing kit which, while not in the musical line, was much needed.

For more information about the Busking Festival: busking.naroomarotary.org.au and facebook.com/ANBC Narooma.

Above: Narooma Rotary Past President Bob Antill, Rev Carol Wagner, Rotarian Lynda Ord, Merinda Antill, and sponsor Anne Miller of Narooma Picture Framing at last Thursday’s Busking Festival thank you night.

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