Trailer filled with musical equipment stolen from Chesapeake church

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by Philip Townsend, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 7 at 6:41 PM

CHESAPEAKE - The holiday season is just around the corner.  The sounds of the season are muted for group of musicians that performs at retirement homes, rehab centers and other locales.

In an email to 13News, members of Sounds of Joy said its trailer filled with equipment was stolen from Unity Renaissance Church on Eden Way in Chesapeake last month.

We had over $17,150 worth of equipment in its specially-customized interior, including a new-to-us Roland piano, music stands, custom-designed individual risers for singers to be see-and-be-seen on, and stools for members who can not stand for the whole performance, a boom box with microphone, our banner and other items, the email stated.

The trailer was missing on October 24.

Well obviously they're desperate," said Sounds of Joy President Donna Corbet. "When you do something like that, you're likely not playing with a full deck of cards."

Sounds of Joy rehearses at the church. It's an all-volunteer, self-financed, not-for-profit group of singers.

"We don't know what we're going to do without the equipment. We haven't gotten that solved yet," said music director Joan Kennedy.

If you know anything about the theft or any of the missing items, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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