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Music education grant for Cloughaneely Junior Marching Band

first_imgAn education grant has been announced for Cloughaneely Junior Marching Band under the Department’s Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary.Banna Ceoil Cloich Cheann Fhaola (Cloughaneely Junior Marching Band) Falcarragh has a junior band with five tutors, along with 42 members who are under 18.They play contemporary and traditional music and the grant funding will ensure the best possible music education for young people in the area. Minister for Education and Skills Joe Mc Hugh made the announcement on Sunday that will see €3,000 sanctioned to the west Donegal school band.“This is a great way of supporting a local band, and one that has been together for many, many years,” Minister McHugh said.He said: “I am delighted to see the band, its tutors, musicians and members secure €3,000.“The money will help them to nurture talent, encourage more young people to take part and ensure they’ve a presence not just in the Donegal Gaeltacht but at music events and festivals.” The Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary scheme operated by the Department of Education and Skills provides a means to support music education and music initiatives to continue to cultivate the talent of young musicians.Minister McHugh added: “Banna Ceoil Cloich Cheann Fhaola also recently secured grant funding for new uniforms so it is great to see such support from Government for a local band.“The people who have made the band the success it has been since 1983 – more than 35 years unbroken – are the many volunteers and the people who give up their time, talent and expertise to provide opportunities for the next generation. Congratulations to everyone involved.”Music education grant for Cloughaneely Junior Marching Band was last modified: June 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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