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    The music was burned or drowned. In an entirely volunteer effort, Rachel Hocking is collecting donated musical instruments and delivering them to musicians who have lost theirs in the fires or floods. The Resound Bushfire and Flood Appeal works under a simple proposition. People’s musical instruments have been destroyed through fire or flood; thereby, some also lost their livelihood. Reach out, invite them to state their need and then ask the community to donate those instruments, or money to buy them. Deliver the instruments to the applicants and so restore musical life to them and their communities.

    The Resound program has been devised and run by musician and music teacher Rachel Hocking, under the auspices of the Music Trust. Rachel first organised a Resound program at the Music Council of Australia about ten years ago when the bushfires hit Victoria. With that experience, she knows exactly how to go about it. This is very grass-roots. Nothing fancy. Rachel is hands-on and even collects or delivers some of the instruments herself. This is no small thing given the enormous expanse covered by the fires and floods.. 

    Resound is a Music Trust appeal to assist musicians and others who have lost their musical instruments to the Australian 2019-2020 bushfires and floods.

    It discovers musicians’ specific needs for instruments and links them with matching donated instruments or if possible acquires suitable instruments with donated funds. Cash donations are also used to cover costs of delivering instruments. Cash donations are tax deductible.

    Apply for a musical instrument: If you have lost your musical instrument/s as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires or floods, please apply here at

    Pledge a musical instrument - If you have a musical instrument that may be suitable for a professional, amateur or student musician, please pledge here at MAKE A PLEDGE at

    Make a donation: If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation of funds, please donate here at

    About the Resound Bushfire and Flood Appeal - To find out more or to contact Resound, please click here at
    Resound is a program of The Music Trust. Resound wholeheartedly thanks its supporters including ABC Classic FM.