Concept Music in Wembley, WA is celebrating its 35th Anniversary. Many activities and promotions are planned, including specially minted products. But the celebrations got off to a huge start with a sell out Rock Quiz & Charity Auction. It was a sold out event with 180 people attending & the night became a real celebrity affair when it was announced comedian Peter Rowsthorn was to be the surprise guest compere. Rowsthorn, of Kath & Kim and Thank God You’re Here fame, had the had the audience in stitches all night with his quips & stories.
Industry suppliers came to the party donating heaps of gear and the evening raised over $14,000. This money will be going towards the provision of instruments and equipment for a number of West Australia Schools and organisations who run music programmes assisting people with special needs. These include Visability (formerly the Blind Association), VIP Rocks, the Sir David Brand and Carson Street Schools for children as well as The Until We Return African Choral ensemble.
The first of the donations was made this week when Graham Hoskins delivered to Visability WA (formerly The Blind Association). Grahama Hoskins said “I cannot overstate how much difference the donations made possible of some microphones, a bass guitar and a new keyboard will make to their music programme.