Saturday, July 9, 2011

Western San Ignacio Town Band for kids lose all their instruments in building fire.

Western Belize, San Ignacio marching band for kids, loses all their instruments to a building fire.

( from Love FM )

July 08, 2011

The San Ignacio Dreams Marching Band has lost all its instruments in the mid-afternoon fire that gutted a two storey building yesterday afternoon. The fire started around two fifty yesterday afternoon on Burns Avenue and quickly destroyed a residential home on the upper flat and two businesses on the lower part of the building. The building is reportedly owned by one Santiago Requena, who occupies the upper flat along with his wife and four children. No one was hurt in the incident but the family is reported to have lost everything inside the house. Today Vice President of the Dreams Marching Band, Jimmy Gongora told Love News that the band was scheduled to practice at four yesterday evening but had not retrieved the instruments when the fire consumed the building. The instruments were stored in a room upstairs. Anyone wishing to contribute to the band can contact Gongora at cellular number 6-2-9-0-5-2-9. The band is only a few months old and took part in this year’s Love FM Band Fest for the first time. Gongora says they were preparing for their participation in this year’s September Celebrations activities in San Ignacio. In the lower flat of the building two stores, a jewelry and clothes outlet were also both destroyed. The Jewelry store is owned by Oscar Cano who is also the president of the marching band.

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