Grimethorpe Colliery Band has secured funding to support young musicians in primary schools across Barnsley.
The donation to Barnsley Music Hub is for brass band and music education in schools across the region, giving young children access to musical programs for the next three years.
This will cover the costs of teachers, instruments, and venues for performances and money saved by schools will be invested back into music.
“Grimethorpe Colliery Band are committed to investing in the young people of Barnsley and are proud to be supporting local Primary School Brass Bands in providing children with the opportunity to continue learning and experiencing the benefits of playing a brass instrument. We’ve got a great relationship with the Barnsley Music Hub and this investment is also a recognition of the outstanding work they are doing to promote music education in Barnsley. This is the first of a number of initiatives that the band are committed to over the coming months which will hopefully help the young people of Barnsley to benefit from the fantastic opportunities that playing a musical instrument can offer them.”Richard Windle, Band Manager