Fall River band raises money following massive equipment theft
By: Ellie Romano
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) - The community is helping a Fall River band get back on its feet after $25,000 in musical equipment was stolen from them last month.
Some of the items stolen from the St. Cecilia Philharmonic Band include cymbals, music stands, a tuba, speakers, a drum set, and thousands of sheets of music.
"It's just like a fight between two heavyweights," explained the band's conductor Peter Camara. "The thieves got a good punch in but we came back swinging with the help of the community."
On Saturday, the band held a lunch fundraiser to try and raise money for new equipment. The community was quick to come to the band's aid.
"Tickets started to sell fast," said Camara.
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