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Plusnet's brass saves children's music lessons

By Dan Greaves, Royston Reporter Saturday 2nd February 2013
Pd35102-002 Music continues: Members of the Birkwood Primary School Brass Band with Jim Fletcher from Grimethorpe Brass Band and Nick Rawlings from Plusnet. Picture: Brett Carr.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band has received a funding boost to pay for music lessons it gives to schoolchildren.


The world-famous brass band has received £2,000 from Yorkshire-based Internet provider Plusnet, to fund its outreach programme for schools in the borough.


Grimethorpe Colliery Band's manager, Nigel Dixon, said members are very grateful for the money.


He said: "Our funding cuts are having a very serious impact over what activities the band can do.


"f it wasn’t for Plusnet we would not be able to provide such a key education tool for local children."


The money is enough to cover a year's free music lessons for children, although further funding is expected.