Monday, 13 November 2017
Last year’s Battle of the Bands competition raised a total of £1,000, which has been donated to Trust Music. The charity aims to break down barriers standing in the way of musical opportunity to allow all children equal access to music, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Patricia Tremayne, a Trustee of Trust Music, visited Bolton School to receive the cheque on behalf of the charity. It was presented by Mr Bleasdale, the Boys’ Division Head of Music, and the 2017 Battle of the Bands winner, the Parallel Oreos: Adam Critchlow, Jay Harland, Hassaan Hussain and George Morgan. All four members of the band are now in their final year at Bolton School, and very much looking forward to competing in this year’s Battle of the Bands.
Patricia said: “The Trustees of Trust Music would like to thank Bolton School for their generous donation. Last year the charity was successful in being awarded a catalyst evolve grant from the Arts Council which means that this donation can be match funded and doubled up from the grant.
“Trust Music believes in the power of music and supports children who cannot afford to pay for lessons and instruments, as well as supporting music projects in deprived areas of the town where there is low access and take up of music. Trust Music provides a fund which allows children on free school meals to attend Bolton Music Service evening bands, choirs and orchestras free of charge. The charity will use the donation received to support this fund.”
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