Lions’ pride as bugler and composer hears his work
A budding South West musician has spoken about his experience of a lifetime after hearing his original symphony piece played live by a professional symphony orchestra in Sydney.
Eaton teenager Bayden Adams spent six months writing and composing Pirate From Egypt and could be deemed living proof wishes do come true.
“It was pretty awesome — it felt great and I can’t thank everybody enough,” he said.
In May, the South Western Times reported Bayden’s piece had been selected to be played as part of the Made in Australia concert in Sydney, but he would not be able to make the performance because of a school trip and budget constraints.
That was until friend of Dardanup Lions Club Jeanette Thomas read the story and decided Bayden had to make it to Sydney to hear his piece played in person.
“If that article wasn’t in the South Western Times, I wouldn’t have been able to read it and get that gut feeling to know he needs to get over there and see that piece,” she said.
As a friend of the club, Mrs Thomas passed on Bayden’s story to Dardanup Lions Club president David Wells, who set about making the 16-year-old’s dream come true.
“With Jeanette’s direction, we did some research and found that Bayden wasn’t just local as in from the shire, he also played the bugle at our Anzac Day service,”Mr Wells said.
“To treat us with that music and play the bugle for us, it was a clincher for us to say ‘we have to help this guy to see his orchestral piece’.”
Not only did Bayden receive help from the Dardanup Lions Club, but the Eaton and Brunswick Lions clubs also helped him in gratitude for his service playing the bugle at their respective Anzac Day services.
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