Kevin Humphries

BARWON COMMUNITY BAND BOOSTED BY FUNDING

Monday, 4 March 2019

The Tottenham Town Band will hone its skills and reach new audiences in 2019 thanks to a share of $27,000 in funding announced today by Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin.

The Tottenham Town Band is amongst several community brass and concert bands across the state sharing 2019 Community Band Development Grants Program funding from the NSW Government administered by the Band Association of NSW (BANSW).

The Tottenham Town Band will use its funding of $1,500 to continue its engagement with other regional musicians with a series of band workshops to build its repertoire and performance skills and develop engagement with students from local schools.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said that volunteer bands play a great role in building local community spirit across NSW regions, and are a familiar placement in many areas.

“These bands bring together committed and passionate musicians to create the reliable fixtures that we see across so many communities in the State.

“Investment into skills development, workshops, concerts, recordings and guest appearances helps us to keep this enthusiasm alive, rewarding volunteer dedication to create impassioned music with more excitement than ever,” Mr Harwin said.

Mr Humphries added, “The Tottenham Town Band is a much-loved part of wider Barwon community so it’s fantastic that they are being recognised in this way. It’s great to know that they can improve and extend their offering through this funding.”

Formed in 1895, BANSW is one of the oldest and longest serving volunteer organisations in the country and has been proudly supported by the NSW Government for more than 25 years.

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