Footscray-Yarraville band to head to Europe

August 1, 2018 by  

The Footscray-Yarraville City Band (FCB) is getting ready for a European tour.

The FCB will need to do some fundraising near Footscray before any bags are packed. This is despite the fact that various people have stepped up to the plate already. Poster printing can be employed by organisations trying to attract donations.

The Tait Foundation’s James Hancock has already given his support to the band. The FCB has also been backed by Ken Ryan, the serving Victorian High Commissioner. Buoyed by these moves, the band intends to pay a musical tribute to Australian servicemen who died during the course of World War I. The tour has been pencilled in for early November.

A spokesperson for the FCB explained the strategy to 4BR:

“Through our fundraising coordinator Lorraine Wright we are organising the sale of poppies and wreaths that will be laid on behalf of families at the Menin Gate and the war cemeteries that we travel to."

Livestreamed events will enable Australian audiences to witness the ceremonies in question. These special occasions will take place at diverse locations such as Southwark Cathedral and the Australian War Memorial (AWM).

The website of the band can be accessed by people who want to purchase their music. ‘The Endless Silence’ is the title of the latest CD. Income raised from sales will be supplemented by money raised from a crowdfunding campaign.