We are delighted to announce that our youth band have been awarded a grant of £2000 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 bands trip to the European Youth Band Championships in Utrecht, Netherlands next May.

This news comes just in time as the band has received their formal invitation to compete in the 2018 European Youth Brass Championships, being held in Utrecht, Netherlands on Sunday 6th May. To fund the trip the 45 strong band and their chaperones are currently in the process of raising some £27k to subsidise the travel and accommodation costs.

The invitation is a huge opportunity for the young musicians as they return to the competition as defending champions. The trip will provide a unique once in a lifetime experience for the young musicians, both musically and socially, and for some members will be their first experience of travelling abroad.

“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.

The band has several fundraising activities planned over the coming months, but would be delighted to receive further donations. Please contact our secretary Kathleen Harrison on 01484 717126 or you can pledge a donation via our GofundMe page.