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High note for brass band from building society

Posted onPosted on 22nd May

Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme has donated £500 to Creswell Colliery Brass Band.

The band wants to offer somewhere for young people to learn to play brass instruments. Establishing a Development Training Band means that along with teaching new players, it is now able to open it up to adults who have never played an instrument before or those who wish to return to playing, through the bands ‘have a go’ sessions.

David Rothery, of the band, said: “Lessons are held weekly by senior band members. This, and the use of the instruments, is free of charge. We are proud to give this opportunity to the local community and The Mansfield’s donation allows us to maintain and replace instruments that have worn due to age and heavy usage.”

Emma Hall, of the  building society, pictured with David, added: “Mining is huge part of our heartland’s heritage, so we’re thrilled to support the band, and its members. The band has a legacy that stretches back through the generations – seeing them work so hard in the community, providing free music education to the next generation of band members, is a joy to see.”

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