A major concert fundraiser hosted by the Rotary Club of Taree will take place on Friday 6 November 2020 (7pm-9pm) – at the new Rotary/Lions Manning River Stage at Queen Elizabeth Park. The “Riverstage Opening” event will showcase the magnificent foreshore entertainment space – with monies raised going directly to support the incredible work of The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) within the Taree Schools Group.
The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) is a not-for-profit organisation inspiring creativity and imagination by providing weekly music education classes and instruments to disadvantaged children and youth at risk throughout Australia.
The ACMF has been delivering life-changing music programs to Manning Schools for almost a decade at: Chatham High School, Chatham Public, Manning Gardens, Taree High, and Taree Public – with the continued support of the Future Generation Investment Company, and Manning Valley Rotary Clubs.
The charity was founded in 2002, by singer/songwriter and talented entertainer, DON SPENCER OAM. For over 18 years Don has worked to provide long term music education to disadvantaged children across Australia.
Local teachers, Matt Zarb, Brad Bunyan and Stuart Lovell motivate, educate, and inspire school children through a broad variety of music tuition, such as singing and song-writing, percussion, drumming, guitar tuition, the forming of school bands, and music for special needs units.
The ACMF recently introduced a bushfire relief music program within the area, to aid the healing and recovery of children and families affected. Don Spencer will be present at “Riverstage Opening” concert – accompanied by a line-up of outstanding music acts, including Rob Mills (who will compare the event pending Covid Government restrictions), Casey Donovan, Darren Jack, James Johnston, Keanu Jai Live, Jake Davey, the Taree High Support Unit, and a sensational performance by ACMF music students.
The “Riverstage Opening” concert presents an opportunity for local audiences to contribute to a very important cause: benefiting the emotional and mental health of children, through music. For more information, visit: www.acmf.com.au