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Brass band receives funding boost from Ross and Liddell

A CRIEFF brass band will be in tune – thanks to a financial boost from a Scotland-wide community funding programme.

Brass Central Strathearn Development Band has received funding from the Ross and Liddell community bursary scheme – a project which provides support to organisations all over the country.

The group is open to everyone of any age or ability, with a development band being formed in April 2016 to suit the needs of beginners.

The funding received from property management company Ross and Liddell will  go towards the purchase of more instruments and allow more children to join the development band.

Member Joanne Robertson, said:

“The funding is very much appreciated and will help the club to continue to develop and grow.

“The band welcomes everyone who wishes to learn an instrument; we have a group full of people at all levels, so there is something to suit everyone.

“Our classes take place on Thursday evenings, and any new comers are more than welcome.”

Brass Central Strathearn Development Band takes place on Thursday evenings from 5.45pm until 6.30pm in the Music Department at Ardvreck School.

The brass band was set up five years ago due to the demise of music tuition in schools and now plays weekly whilst also performing at events all over Perthshire. The development band in particular has 22 children from the age of seven upwards.

Ross and Liddell specialises in property management and maintenance, as well as providing a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services, including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.

Now in its sixth year, the Community Bursary Scheme was launched to provide support to organisations all over Scotland that make a vital difference in their community.

Brass Central Strathearn Development Band is one of 32 groups to receive funding in this bursary year.

Irene Devenny, managing director of Ross and Liddell, said:

“We’re very proud to be providing funding to groups all over Scotland in this year’s community bursary scheme.

“It’s so important that organisations like Brass Central Strathearn have access to funding to ensure that youngsters get the chance to learn musical instruments and socialise together

“We are thrilled to offer our support and know that the funding will be put to good use.”