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Mountainview High School’s band Bring on the Chops are planning a unique 40-hour music against famine. Back left, Isa Creba, 17, and Sarah Duncan, 16, front left, George Duncan, 17, Matthew Creba, 16, and Josh Lovely, 17.
The Mountainview High School band members performed World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine in a different way and will play the same song every hour throughout the fundraiser starting Friday night, filming their progress.
Five-piece instrumental group Bring on the Chops features two groups of siblings Isa, 17, and Matthew Creba, 16, and George, 17, and Sarah Duncan, 16, and Josh Lovely, 17 .
The group came up with the idea of fundraising after discussing what would be a challenge for them.
“We wanted to create a cause to donate to,” said George.
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The band chose the song coco by Lucky Chops – a New York-based band, as it was one of the first songs they played together.
“We plan to play the song in a different location each time and wearing different outfits. We want to incorporate the change and make the video to thank people, ”said George.
From a nursing home at the Timaru Botanical Gardens, to one of their homes and Strathallan Corner, weather permitting, they hope to be outside and play the same song this weekend.
Music teacher Brent Duncan said he was “super proud” of the ingenuity of young people.
“I think they’ll improve in the waves, but the middle of the night can feel a bit sketchy,” he said.
He was particularly impressed that while the band members were busy with school, sports and the school’s upcoming music production West Side Story opening on June 30, they took the time to raise funds.
Other Mountainview students are also participating in the World Vision fundraiser, joining students from Timaru Boys ‘High (TBHS), Timaru Girls’ High, and Craighead Diocesan schools who plan to go without food during a 40s slumber party. hours in the TBHS room.
TBHS Director Balkrishna Uniyal said this year’s goal is to raise $ 10,000.
“We are currently looking for sponsors to help us achieve our goal. “
He also hoped to get his entire school involved in a raffle and non-uniform day.
Funds raised from some 90,000 young people across the country attending the June 25-27 event will be used to end the hunger pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.