|Kadoka gets visit from Beatles tribute group|
|Sunday, 17 March 2013 15:08|
The kids were able to play with well-known Beatles Tribute Band Liverpool Legend's. Working together today the groups hope to make music and education live on.
Ben Lathan says, "The gentleman on stage it's almost as if they've been reincarnated, they look so much like them it's fantastic."
Sound familiar? It's not the Beatles but it's the next best thing. They're a tribute band not only around to keep the original legends alive but the future music as well.
"Music and art is pretty important to the world. Not just for us, it's a way for kids to be involved in something good. We thought that we'd do what we can. We can't save the world but we're doing our own thing."
The group is managed by late George Harrison's sister, Louise. She started the movement "Help Keep Music Alive" sending the band to schools to work with the kids in a collaborative concert to help raise funds.
"Nationally Music Education and Performing Arts in general have taken a big hit. Right now, performing arts and music are the first programs to get cut."
The students have been rehearsing for over 3 weeks on top of preparing for regional concerts. Although the event is a big task, the Kadoka Band Director says regular fund-raising just won't do.
"It's important to host an event like this because other forms of fundraising get old. You can only buy so many candy bars you can only get so many magazine subscriptions."
What better way to fight for music than with songs no one can argue with. The Liverpool Legends say,
"That's the magic if you will with the Beatles and their music it transcends generations. You're not supposed to like your grand parent's music but as the Beatles goes it breaks all the rules."
Beatles music is certainly not going anywhere. The Kadoka Band Director says, they don't have an exact amount of money raised but school officials are just pleased to create this unforgettable memory for the kids and community.