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Portland rockers raising cash
Portland’s young music makers are continuing to raise money to keep Portland rocking.
Portland Rotary Club hosted a table top sale at the Community 2000 Hall, Easton, in support of Portland Rocks youth music organisation.
The aim was to raise more funds to supplement those recently provided by Dorset Music Services (DMS) for the next year.
The young musicians performed several acoustic sets during the sale and everyone is welcome to come along to support the organisation or to find out more about joining or volunteering.
Steve Garden, a music teacher with Portland Rocks said: ”We are very grateful to the Rotary Club and DMS for their support as this will enable us to continue to give Portland’s young people a place to play and improve their music and for us to identify further areas for musical development”.
Steve added: “Not only do they come together to have fun with music but our youngsters have had some amazing experiences along the way.”
Some of the workshop’s members recently raved on with the biggest band world at the record-breaking Guitars on the Beach event in Lyme Regis, where 2,267 guitarists played Buddy Holly’s “Rave On” on the late artist’s birthday.
Portland Rocks also played and sang at Tesco Easton, with both musicians and shoppers thoroughly enjoying the experience.
Portland Rocks, a community interest company, provides out-of-school music and junk bandworkshops, and activities to engage young people in music making, providing musical progression and access to trained professional music leaders.
Workshops are £3.00 per session and are held every Monday at the Islanders Club, East Weare Road, Portland, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, during term time, and are open to any youngster aged 8 to 18 years living on Portland and the surrounding areas.
n Find out more at www. portlandrocks.co.uk/ Follow @portland_rocks on Twitter, Portland Rocks CIC on Facebook, email email@example.com or telephone: 07526 708100.
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