£10,000 awarded to music department

Friday 19 March 2021

The Music Department is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a £10,000 grant from the Band Trust to go towards the Academy’s Music Instrumental Programme (which provides free instrumental tuition to all pupils in Year 7) as well as helping to maintain the department’s existing instruments. We are so grateful to the Band Trust and are very much looking forward to putting the money to good use – we are about to undergo repairs on many of our electrical guitars and technical equipment, and we are looking into the refurbishment of our beautiful but antique Bluthner grand piano in the commons, which is in great need of refurbishment to bring it up to performance standard again – we would love to be able to use it for regular concerts and recitals. While we will be able to use some of the grant towards this cause, we need more funds to make our dream come true – if you feel able to donate even just a small amount towards the continuation of the Music department, all donations are gratefully received as part of our Music Friends Scheme, here.