The Tasmanian Community Fund has given a special grant to the Derwent Valley Concert Band to purchase a baritone saxophone and a marching bass drum. The Tasmanian Community Fund is an independent community funding body which was established following the sale of the Trust Bank in 1999 to give back to the community proceeds from the sale of a community asset. Since that time the TCF has allocated approximately $58.6 million to approximately 1700 state wide projects.
Layton Hodgetts said the Derwent Valley Concert Band was delighted to receive the TCF funding as it would have a positive impact on the organisation, its members and the general community. “While we are pleased that the Tasmanian Community Fund could see the worth of the project, we believe that the fact that we were able to demonstrate whole of community benefit, was a major factor in our gaining grant support,” Mr Hodgetts said. The bass drum and baritone saxophone have already been used in performances including; Relay for Life and Anzac Day ceremonies, at MONA, Derwent Valley Autumn Festival, Bushy Park Show, Fire Cracker Night at the Hobart Showground and at home in the War Memorial Hall, New Norfolk.
The Bass Drum.