Music Makers' performance best yet

Melissa Tierney and her merry band of Music Makers. Picture: DAVID HALL
Melissa Tierney and her merry band of Music Makers. Picture: DAVID HALL

NOW in its fifth year, organisers are hoping this year's Creative Performance Evening By Those With A Disability will be bigger than ever.

A fund-raiser for the Disability Trust, the performance evening showcases the talents of Disability Trust clients from the Music Makers program.

The program has just become a permanent service and sees its participants gather for weekly rehearsals leading up to the performance evening.

"This is the fifth year we've been doing it and each year it just keeps growing and growing," Disability Trust client care facilitator and performance evening organiser Melissa Tierney said.

"So far we've raised around $48,000 for the trust through the evening, but this year we really just want to celebrate the Music Makers and celebrate how much the show has grown."

While there will be support acts like Sean Emmett from Young Talent Time, the stars of the show are the Music Makers, who will perform a number of routines.

"This year there are 18 people in the Music Makers, and they get together for two hours every Friday for rehearsal and they've put together a great show," Ms Tierney said.

"They're doing a Katy Perry song, a percussion piece from the movie Pitch Perfect; they're doing a tap dance performance and a variety of other things as well, so it's going to be a really great night.

"It's really amazing when the curtains come back and the lights come on and you see the looks on the group's faces.

"It's a special night for them and it's really humbling to see how much they enjoy it."

Proceeds from the evening go towards the Disability Trust's Sport and Recreation services.

The performance evening will be held at the Shellharbour Club on Friday, May 23.

For tickets and more information about the event phone 4255 8072.