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Lofthouse awarded brass for brass!

Published in General on 2015-06-09 by Lofthouse Brass Band

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Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band is celebrating a bumper collection for it's beginner and intermediate bands.

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band has received a £4000 grant from Coalfields Regeneration which will pay for new instruments for it's beginner and intermediate bands, new IT equipment and workshops within local schools.

In November 2014 the band embarked on a development project to bring brass music to local schools. Within a week approx 1000 children were entertained and educated about playing a brass instrument which culminated in a Music Cafe where a new starter group was established, which put a considerable strain on the band's stock of aging instruments.

The band's Musical Director, Andrew Whitaker, believes the grant from Coalfields Regeneration will help the band to continue their work in developing and teaching brass and encourage a new influx of members interested in learning music.

He said "Brass bands have always been popular in our area and have always given the community an opportunity to learn music as well as performing for the community. We are extremely grateful to Coalfields Regeneration for giving us this grant which will help us to build and develop our starter and intermediate bands and continue our work within the community"

The new instruments were presented to the Brogan Atack and Hugh Baker-Lomas at a concert in St John's Church, Wakefield on Saturday 6th June by Coun. June Cliffe MBE Mayor of Wakefield and Peter McNestry of Coalfields Regeneration.

 

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