History captured in music display

TRIBUTE: Whyalla Music Association President Brian Krawczyk and Allisyn Litton with the reunion guitar now on display in the WMA Hall.
TRIBUTE: Whyalla Music Association President Brian Krawczyk and Allisyn Litton with the reunion guitar now on display in the WMA Hall.

The Whyalla Music Association (WMA) have honoured their rich history with a display inside the WMA Hall which features a Reunion Guitar signed by local musicians and three sets of Whyalla Citizens Band uniforms.

The aptly-named Reunion Guitar was gifted to Allisyn Litton following the Whyalla Music Reunion in 2011.

It was an acoustic guitar donated by ProCo Stage and Sound and signed by all 24 bands and 110 musicians who performed at the event.

Because Allisyn, who met her eventual husband Ricki Litton at the reunion, was not musically-minded the guitar laid under her bed for several years until 2015 when she gifted it to the WMA.

The association received the uniforms around the same time and made a commitment to honour the old band hall's history with a display.

Three sets of the Whyalla Citizens Band uniforms are also on display in the hall.

Three sets of the Whyalla Citizens Band uniforms are also on display in the hall.

Now all items are on display in the hall with a plaque dedicated to the memory of Ricki, who recently passed away after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

President Brian Krawczyk said it was great to bring the display to fruition after a long process.

"It's a really lovely tribute to Ricky and his beautiful nature," he said.

"We're a nonforprofit group so we had to look for cost-effective solutions to putting this together. It's fit in really nicely with our uniform display."

Allisyn said it was 'fantastic' to see the display up in the hall along with the tribute to Ricki.

"The guitar looks great, it brings back some great memories. The plaque is absolutely beautiful and it warms the cockles of my heart," she said.