"We recently had a break-in at our school, during which our marching band uniform and drum kits were stolen," writes Nicky Smit. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency
We recently had a break-in at our school, during which our marching band uniform and drum kits were stolen.

Fortunately, we managed to recover some of the stolen items through the vigilance of our community and the efforts of the SAPS in recovering some of them.

Unfortunately, only half of our equipment was recovered.

The acquisition of the uniforms and equipment was made possible through a donation from our Norwegian friends who collected R30000 for this purpose.

Our marching band is currently the reigning champions of the Western Province Marching Band Association.

We are well-known in the community through our participation in community events.

And our marching band offers an alternative to gangsterism for our youth.

We would like to appeal to our community, especially our business community, and our ex-learners to support us in rebuilding our band.

A monetary donation can be dropped off at the school or paid into the school’s bank account.

We are busy preparing for our next competition at the end of this month.

Our banking details are:

Name of account: Fairmount Secondary School; type of account: cheque; account number: 62036854728; branch: Grassy Park.

* Nicky Smit, Grassy Park.

** The views expressed here are not necessarily those of Independent Media.

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