Perth Hills and Wheatbelt band receives ANZAC Centenary Grant

The Federal Government will provide $4,651 for a concert of songs from World War One in Midland under its ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, today congratulated the Perth Hills and Wheatbelt Band on its successful application for funding to hold a concert to commemorate the ANZAC spirit at the Midland Town Hall at 2pm on 15 November, 2014.

“The concert will be performed by a 40 piece military band and there will be no admission charge to the public,” Mr Porter said.

“The two hour concert will include instrumental performances of marches and other popular songs from WW1 and there will be an opportunity to remember the fallen with a wreath laying and the playing of The Last Post.”

Mr Porter said he had been working hard to highlight the worthy grant applications made by groups in Pearce.

“The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program has enabled communities to preserve the stories of local servicemen and women for generations to come with locally-based commemorative projects and it is pleasing to see successful grants in the electorate of Pearce,” he said.

The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary program, more information is available at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au.