Stettler’s local band Domino performed at the West Stettler Park on Wednesday, Aug. 24 to huge crowds as they chose Stettler High School Band as this year’s beneficiary of their fundraising effort.
“Every year we try to choose a charity or family or some type of fundraiser we can do,” said Luanne Carl, vocal and bassist of the band. “This year, during a band meeting, the Stettler concert band was discussed because of how important we feel music in school is.”
Carl said that the band members feel the need for the arts in school is imperative for the healthy growth of young people.
“We thought if we could help maybe provide some new instruments, or an instrument for a child who couldn’t afford it, that would be great,” said Carl.
The band raised a little over $1,200 at the concert and are still taking online donations. “We are thrilled with that number,” said Carl.
Domino has been on the road since, participating in the Project Wild in BC, before heading to London, Ontario where Carl has been nominated among the top five for the 2016 CCMA Bass Player of the Year.
“We would love to win Project Wild, that is what we are doing in BC right now, at the RockRidge Canyon resort, at Boot Camp,” said Carl. “Industry professionals, musicians and artists are here all week for mentoring, recording and all sorts of learning.”
Carl said that the band was benefiting so much from the week, and having experiences of a lifetime, besides making new friends.
“It is an experience that will forever stay with us, and is a life changing event in our lives and in our career as a band,” added Carl. “We are going to take away incredible information from these seminars, which will definitely help Domino grow further and succeed even more. These friendships we are making, mean the world to us”
Carl said that the band would like to express their gratitude for all the support they receive from their fans and especially their hometown.
“We want to thank Stettler for all you do for us,” said Carl. “We couldn’t have done this without you, without your love and support.”