MUSICIANS and music lovers from across the region are set to benefit after the Tamborine Mountain Orchestra secured Commonwealth funding to the tune of $2530.
The boost is music to the ears of musicians and listeners alike, with the money to help fund computer software and specialty keyboards to help arrange music for orchestra members.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the orchestra, which is among 27 groups in the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast Hinterland to share in $98,856 under the Volunteer Grants program.
Orchestra treasurer Barbra Lassiter said the grant would benefit the orchestra’s 80 members and also strengthen community culture.
Mr Buchholz thanked the orchestra and all local volunteer-driven groups for their work in the community.
“Our community benefits so greatly through the goodwill and charity of volunteer-driven groups like the Tamborine Mountain Orchestra, and I’m so glad we as a government can help boost these organisations through grants,” he said.
“The value of volunteers in the community is immeasurable – they build community spirit and they put in the time and the effort to provide services to their fellow community members, and I deeply thank them for their generosity.”