The culmination of a lot of instrument fundraising saw 17 local children start learning the cornet this week.
With the active support of Marion Mills, Headteacher at Blewbury Primary School, Ian Barlow gave three groups of pupils their first cornet lesson, using brand new high-quality Catelinet student cornets bought from Rosehill Instruments in Beaconsfield.
The aim is that these pupils will have weekly lessons during school hours until the end of the Summer Term, with tuition provided by Ian and funded by the school. Then they will have the chance to continue playing, in the Blewbury Beginner Band.
Thank you again to everybody – sponsors, donors, band members and many more – who made this possible by helping us buy these cornets.
The Blewbury Bulletin occasionally distributes some of its surplus funds to village organisations. Since the needs of the Blewbury Brass Band are already well known, their Committee has decided to make a most generous £500 donation to the band, enabling us to buy another two cornets (or other instruments, if needed more urgently).
HUGE thanks to the Blewbury Bulletin Committee for this generous donation. It will, without question, be well used and help the band increase its support for music-making amongst local young people.
What a wonderful example of an alive community firing on several cylinders!