Blue Mountains News

The Mountains are Alive with The Sound Of Music

Source: Hon. Shayne Mallard Member of the Legislative Council
Archived 12 Jun 2018 - Posted: 15 Apr 2018
The Blue Mountains Youth Band will hone its skills and reach new audiences in 2018 thanks to a share of $27,200 in funding announced on Thursday by Liberal MLC Shayne Mallard and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin.

The Blue Mountains Youth Band is amongst 23 community brass and concert bands across the state sharing 2018 Community Band Development Grants Program funding from the NSW Government.

It will use its funding of $1000 to fund a skills development day for the band led by professional and experienced tutors, culminating in a performance that will be recorded for training purposes.

Liberal Member of Parliament and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard said, “The Blue Mountains Youth Band is a very much-loved part of our region. To know that they can improve and extend their offering through this funding is fantastic and I look forward to hearing from the band throughout the year.”

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,” Mr Harwin said.

“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.”

 
Blue Mountains Blackheath Getaway Blue Mountains Blackheath Getaway Blue Mountains Blackheath Getaway Waragil Cottage - A Heritage Home for Family Holidays

Recent News

Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th Century Cottage Museum Tarella Open Day
Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th Century Cottage Museum Tarella Open Day
On Sunday 28 April, 2019, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th...
Winter Warmers for Cool Yule
Winter Warmers for Cool Yule
Bon bons and plum pud among myriad teapots, belly laughs at classic humour,...
Aine Tyrrell + Smith & Jones Live in Concert at the 1930's Metropole Guesthouse
Aine Tyrrell + Smith & Jones Live in Concert at the 1930's Metropole Guesthouse
"Tyrrell's incredible journey is one you'd be well advised to follow…...
Farmers Creek Environmental Works
Farmers Creek Environmental Works
Significant rehabilitation works are underway along Farmers Creek to achieve...

What's New

OPEN Little Wombat Gallery
OPEN Little Wombat Gallery
Little Wombat Gallery and Roslyn Elms Images We are OPEN this Friday 26 and Saturday 27 March 10am - 4 pm CLOSED Sunday
2019 National Trust Heritage Festival
2019 National Trust Heritage Festival
Botanical Theatre Studio, Gallery & Garden Enjoy autumn in the Artist's garden. Book tix via www.botanicaltheatre.com.au
Conveyancing Made Easy
Conveyancing Made Easy
Think Conveyancing Blue Mountains A conveyancing-only law firm, where top priority is to maximise your savings while minimising your legal risk. Call now
***JUNE SPECIAL OFFER***
***JUNE SPECIAL OFFER***
Hills Havens BOOK Fri and Sat nights and receive late check out of 3PM Sunday...subject to SUNDAY night NOT booked by others.
The most unique cottage in the Mountains
The most unique cottage in the Mountains
The Mouse House Suitable for groups of 8 people. Echo Point, Three Sisters, and Scenic Railway all within walking distance.
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
$200m FOR HAWKESBURY RIVER CROSSINGThe Federal Liberal Team have announced $200m to build the a third crossing of the Hawkesbury River at North Richmond.View Sarah Richards - Liberal Candidate for Macquarie »