Dear Parents,

We are delighted to inform you that the music programme has been successful in a recent grant application to Music Network/Arts Council supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and has been awarded a grant of €9,335.

There were nearly one hundred applicants for an available fund of €120,350 so we are very fortunate to have been awarded such a substantial amount. One of the criteria for the awarding of the grant was that the music programme must provide an additional 25% of the funding ourselves. The proceeds from our hugely successful Christmas Breakfast morning have been earmarked for this purpose and we would like to extend our thanks to everyone for their continued efforts in making this morning such a success.

The grant money will be used to maintain our stringed instruments by purchasing strings and bows along with purchasing additional flutes, double basses, orchestral cymbals and a samba percussion set. This will ensure that we can continue to develop our orchestras and jazz bands for the future along with continuing to make the programme “Music For All”.