Rachel has been passionate about supporting small businesses through her previous role as Events Manager for Chamber of Commerce and organised last year's Bickley Harvest Festival.
Focus Music is a community project based at Forrestfield Primary School. It has 200 student participants at present and is assisted by Daryl from Forrestfield Police Station. The Project's aim is to develop a stronger community by providing an opportunity for students aged 12-25 to develop their talents in Music, record their music and gain self confidence as a result by performing at local festivals in Kalamunda. Focus Music also has contacts in regional WA such as Gingin. It is all about engaging youth to engage within their Community through Music.
Music has no age barrier, so with funding of $1000 already received by Focus Music though the Rotary Club of Kalamunda Community Grants, a Choir has been created for Seniors through which they can socialise and perform at various venues within City of Kalamunda. It is a known fact that Music is excellent for Dementia patients.
The intention of Focus Music is to get more sponsorship from local businesses because when businesses and communities get together, great things can be achieved.
Mazenod College have taken Focus Music on Board for their boarders, especially those who are not interested in sport. Act Belong Commit have also become partners.
Focus Music will also be at the Bickley Harvest Festival on the 2nd and 3rd of May.
Rachel will be working with KSHS Tourism students to develop ideas in planning for the festival and Focus Music in Primary Schools will be creating Art pieces to be displayed at different venues. The festival does provide opportunity for more collaboration within different agencies in our City of Kalamunda. She suggested our Rotary Club could sponsor buses used at festival, having their logo displayed and providing help and information.