FINE TUNE: Students from the beginner music class at Dalby State School with their new instruments.
FINE TUNE: Students from the beginner music class at Dalby State School with their new instruments. Michael Doyle

Embracing the quality sound

THE MUSIC students at Dalby State School will be playing with confidence, after a brand new set of instruments arrived at the school on Monday.

The music department of the school was gutted in the fire which tore through two of the school's buildings back in April, with a large portion of musical equipment being damaged.

On Monday, with money from the insurance and fundraising, the new instruments were delivered to the delight of the students.

DSS music teacher, Ben McPherson, said it was wonderful to see his students enjoying their music.

"They are all getting to play on quality instruments which makes their learning easier,” Mr McPherson said.

"They sound a lot better with the new instruments so the kids are enjoying it when they practise.”

When the new school year starts in 2018, Mr McPherson is excited about allowing his beginner classes to use the instruments.

"The new instruments mean that next year when we take a new group of beginners, they will learn on quality instruments.”

Four months on from the fire, the fundraising efforts of the Dalby and wider regions have helped the school get back on its feet, especially the music department.

DSS principal Mona Anau said the fundraising efforts had raised a significant amount, and she was eager to thank the community for their generosity.

"The fundraising was really impressive, and with some of the funds we have purchased a large amount of instruments that arrived on Monday,” Ms Anau said.

"We'll be able to utilise those instruments, and the students are extremely happy that they've got the new instruments,” she said.


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