The Narooma Public School drummers known as The Rhythm Hunters recently took out the People’s Choice Award at the recent busking festival held in Narooma.
But not many would know that the students had to borrow drums from other schools in order to perform.
Now a new donation combined with their prize money from the busking festival should allow the students to get their own drums.
The committee members of the Uniting Church Drop-in Centre who saw the school drum group at the recent busking festival were very impressed with their performance and by the enthusiasm shown by the children.
“When we learnt that they had to borrow the drums from other schools for this program we decided to make a donation to enable to school to purchase their own,” drop-in centre committee representative June Hemmingsen said.
Mrs Hemmingsen and committee treasurer Narelle Farmer were treated to a special performance at the school on Thursday, June 15 and congratulated the children and the teacher on their recent win at the busking festival.
They also wished them all the best for their performance at the Australian National Busking Festival championships held in Cooma in November.
The students and teacher Juanita Low were very pleased to receive the cheque for $2000, which added to their prize and busking money that will give them a good amount to go shopping with, Mrs Hemmingsen said.
Mrs Low said Narooma Public School had to borrow Djembe drums from Cobargo and Central Tilba public schools, Nowra and she lent some of her own.
She said she was amazed at the enthusiasm of her students at Narooma, who were all very excited about their upcoming trip to compete at Cooma.