In response to The Department of Well-Being and Safety’s latest advisory to The Park’s Avian population, the musical group Banded Brothers announced that it will hold a benefit concert this Spring.
“We are very concerned about our population’s vulnerability outside The Park,” said the band’s manager Kostas Kotsifas. “And this new warning makes it seem even more urgent for us to help.”
The DWBS advisory, which was issued three weeks ago, alerts The Park’s Avians to the dangers they may face when flying outside The Park. It reads, in part:
Be vigilant at rest stops and when visiting the nests of friends. Be aware that traps have been set by Human “researchers” who will attempt to tag or band your feet. If you are captured, head back to The Park as soon as you are set free. It is important that you access the services of the Park Hospital for the Afflicted and Infirm as soon as possible.
The benefit concert will take place at the Ancient, Open-Air Theatre on May 19, Kotsifas said. Tickets will go on sale May 1. All proceeds from the sale of tickets will go to a special fund that the Banded Brothers have established to help offset the cost of medical care.
“Band removal is very expensive, as the Brothers know from experience,” Kotsifas said.
The Banded Brothers also have partnered with the University of West Terrier School of Medicine to establish a multifaceted health programme called the Avian Health Initiative (AHI).