Drilling squad gets new drum

Drum rollMembers of Liesbeek Primary Schools marching and drilling squad are pictured with their new drum and old drum kit. They are pictured with staff, parents and coaches.

Liesbeek Primary School’s marching and drilling squad got a boost with the donation of a bass drum by parents Terence and Lee-Ann Raymond.

The Raymonds from Portland, whose son Tyler, a Grade R pupil at the school, is part of the squad’s tiny tots section, said their son is enjoying being part of the squad and Tyler’s four-year-old brother Cole has already told them in no uncertain terms that he wants to join the squad too.

Mr Raymond said the drum donation was also made possible with support from his courier company.

He said Liesbeeck Primary’s recent performance at the SAPS Nelson Mandela Bay Annual Marching Band Competition in Port Elizabeth (“‘Plain schools on the march”, Plainsman, August 29) had blewn everyone away. “They were awesome and shone on the field. We are confident that we’ll see the same level of performance, if not better, come Saturday October 13 when they take part in the Mitchell’s Plain SAPS Schools Marching and Drilling Competition at Stephen Reagon soccer oval in Westridge.”

The annual competition, of which the Plainsman is the print media partner, will celebrate its 11th anniversary this year and showcases the drilling and marching prowess of primary and high school squads as well as youth squads from the community.

It is jointly organised by Mitchell’s Plain SAPS, the Mitchell’s Plain Community Police Forum, the Mitchell’s Plain Neighbourhood Watch Association and Midea Events.

The competition on October 13 starts at 8am and entry is free.

For more details, call Captain Ian Williams on 082 522 3102, Warrant Officer Cornelia Louw on 071 481 2753 or email mplainschoolsmarchingdrill@gmail.com