I am delighted to let you know 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 €6,958.
Following a comprehensive grant application prepared and sumittted by the Parents Music Committee, we were awarded the maximum amount we requested. One of the main criterion of the granting of the award is that the music programme must provide an additional 25% of the funding ourselves. The proceeds from the hugely successful Christmas Breakfast morning have been earmarked for this purpose. The grant money will be used to purchase addtional cellos, a double bass, saxophones and french horns to ensure we can contine to develop our orchestras and jazz bands for the future. Over 100 applications were received for funding and we have been very fortunate on this occassion to have received such a substantial grant.
I would like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and I look forward to a very busy and exciting year of music in 2015!
Regina O Leary