A Performance Guitar for Mr O'Donnell

Mr Keith O’Donnell    Hamilton West  

My wish is to help my young guitarists reach for the stage by providing them with a performance guitar.  

Smoke on the water ..and fire in the sky .. Boom boom boom .....boom boom ..boom boom.  

Keith's hand moved like water flowing and a slow ponderous low pitched thump swept through the air as his fingers flew effortlessly across the frets.  The tempo grew and the heavy deep drumming reverberated in the chests of every child listening.  Faces were lifted in awe and delight and bodies swayed to the rhythm as they watched the music spill from his fingers as effortlessly as rain falling. The children desperately needed to stand by his side, to stand and play along side him ...to reach for the stage, and in doing so, reach for the sky.