HITTING NEW HEIGHTS - Glenn Van Looy talks exclusively to British Bandsman

Issue 5977

FRANKLY SPEAKING - The first of a new series by Frank Renton, this month focusing on musical education

THE GREAT TRIUMVIRATE - Tim Mutum looks at the life and times of John Gladney 

Grant awarded to Elland Silver Youth

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Elland Silver Youth Band has been
awarded a grant of £2,000 from the
Community Foundation for Calderdale.
The grant has been funded through
the Kathleen Mary Denham Legacy to
contribute towards the costs of financing
the youth band’s trip to the European
Youth Brass Band Championships in
Utrecht, Netherlands next May.
This news comes just in time as the
band has received its formal invitation
to compete in the 2018 European Youth
Brass Contest, being held in Utrecht
on Sunday 6 May. To fund the trip, the
45-strong band and their chaperones
are currently in the process of raising
some £27,000 to subsidise the travel and
accommodation costs.
“We are delighted to receive this sum,
it will really help ensure all our young
musicians are able to take part in the trip”,
commented Secretary, Kathleen Harrison.