Lynn Young of Dalmellington Brass Academy tells us how a 'Keep on Creating' microgrant from Creative Lives helped the group provide a warm, safe space for their young people to rehearse and practice. 

Dalmellington Brass Academy"Thank you Creative Lives for the grant of £300 which helped us to provide a warm space over the winter months for our young people to continue to practice, both individually and as a band on a Sunday evening.

This allowed us to have the band hall open for longer, for any of our young people to remain and practice or rehearse together in a warm and safe environment.

The Brass Academy has gone from strength to strength over the winter months, both as a junior band and as individual players. On 27 November 2022, the Brass Academy won their section at the Scottish Youth Championships; a number of our young people competed individually in February in Dalmellington Band’s annual Slow Melody Competition, as well as the West of Scotland Solo Competition; and in March we saw an increase in the number of our young people competing in the Ayrshire Music Festival.  

Thank you for helping our wonderful young people achieve their successes.

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