Late Shift Big Band will perform at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery this Sunday.
Late Shift Big Band will perform at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery this Sunday.

Big band to jazz up gallery for firey fundraiser

THE community has a chance to give back to our local firefighters and enjoy an afternoon of music all in one outing this Sunday.

The latest Music in the Gallery has added a little twist to this month’s showcase, with funds from the afternoon going toward rural fire brigades in the area.

“It’s important to be thankful in life, even in the face of drought and bush fires wreaking havoc on our beautiful region,” organiser Leonie Welch said.

“You can do just that on Sunday, November 10 by attending a special concert at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.

“Recently, a jazz group from Brisbane – The Late Shift Big Band – made contact through one of our management committee members following the bush fires in early September.

“They have volunteered their services free of charge so as to help us with a fund raising event to support the rural fire brigades and their members.

“Entry to the concert will be as much as you like or as much as you can spare.

“The management committee of Stanthorpe Art Gallery Society Inc has offered to match the donations received up to an amount of $1,500.

“Proceeds will be donated to our local rural fire brigades to assist them in their vital role in our region.

“This will be a very entertaining afternoon with music ranging from “Mack the Knife” to “Bad Habits” in the mix and will provide a welcome lift to spirits for our community,” Ms Welch said.

So head to the gallery at Weeroona Park this Sunday from 2pm for some toe tapping jazz and lots of fun.

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