Chris Moore Foundation Fund - Music Scholarships

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Fri, Mar 1, 2019

With the help of a generous donation from the Chris Moore Foundation Fund, Syston Band are in a position to offer assistance to young players interested in learning to play a brass instrument.

Until recently Syston Band maintained its own beginner band. Called Syston Training Band; beginners and young players were provided with an instrument and music, and were able to receive tuition and mentoring from the band’s more experienced players. Some of these experienced players began their playing career in a similar organisation. But most began to learn music in school, with instruments and teaching provided free of charge. Sadly, the times when an education authority could fund music in schools, available to all who wanted it, are no longer with us.

One such player who first picked up an instrument and learned to play at school is Syston man Chris Moore. Syston Band’s longest serving Principal Cornet player Chris set up this fund before he sadly passed away in March this year age 52 after a brave battle with a Brain Cancer.

Chris said he loved his time in banding, that though music he’s made life-long friends, been to great places and met some great people. “Being part of a music community means that it doesn’t matter what age, gender or walk of life you’re from, you can be part of a team that comes together for the same purpose … no matter what your ability or where you go or what you play … there will be a place for you”. In establishing this scholarship fund Chris wanted to be able to offer budding musicians the same opportunities that he had – and hoped they’ll have just as much fun.

For more details or to register your interest email systonbandmail@yahoo.co.uk


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