Rotary Club of Inverkeithing & Dalgety Bay
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the article includes a report on the High School concert and other items
A capacity audience enjoyed Inverkeithing High School's Spring Concert on 17 March, with an ambitious programme that ranged from well known classical pieces through jazz and traditional Scottish music to solo and choir singing. The concert was organised jointly by the High School music department and the Rotary Club of Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay. The proceeds from the evening amounted to £1600 and will be divided between the school's music department and the Rotary Club's fund for local charities.
A number of Dalgety Bay students featured prominently in the evening's programme. In the first half Blair MacDonald played ''March of a Marionette'' as a tuba solo, Gary Nicholson's clarinet solo was Mozart's ''Larghetto'' and Tyler Castledine sang ''Your Song'' by Elton John. After the interval Jay Moir and Daniel Jones sang Joe Satriani's ''Love Thing'', Megan Shelley sang ''Someone Like You'' and Catriona Ball's oboe solo was ''Movement II'' by Saint-Saens. The school orchestra showed why they had come out on top at the recent Fife Festival of Music with their arrangement of Mussorgsky's ''The Great Gate of Kiev''. With further contributions from the School's junior and senior choirs, its very impressive percussion ensemble, the cello ensemble, the windband and the jazz and Scots groups the range and quality of the performances reflected the commitment and enthusiasm of both students and their teachers at the High School and it was generally agreed that this year's concert was well up to the high standards of previous years.
At recent meetings of the club its president Bob Tait has presented cheques to Sarah Brown of Piggy Bank Kids (£1500) and to Robin Arnott of Friends of Engongolweni (£1250). Piggy Bank Kids aims to make life better for vulnerable young children and has a number of community based programmes in west Fife. The Encongolweni water project aims to bring water from the neighbouring town of Ekwendi to a series of standpipes in the Encongolweni area of northern Malawi. Currently many families have to travel several miles to take water from wells and bore holes and when these fail to operate may be forced to use water from stagnant and polluted standing water. The new water system will serve over 7,500 villagers and will cost around £40,000. When completed the project is expected to save between 5 and 7 lives each year by providing clean water. The project is being supported by Dalgety Bay Friends of Encongolweni and Dalgety Parish Church and the Rotary Club is pleased to be able to be associated with them.
Those organisations interested in participating in the Rotary Club's annual charity walk from Inverkeithing to the Silver Sands in Aberdour on Sunday 11 September should register now with John Taddei on 01383 860456 . Clubs and societies that take part in the walk can contribute to the Rotary charities that benefit from the walk and at the same time raise funds for their own organisations. Several clubs and organisations in Dalgety Bay took part in last year's walk.