Enabling all children to participate in and appreciate musical performance and to bring music to all sections of the community
Meeting in Cochran Hall, 7.00 p.m. Thursday 19th January 2017:
Notes and Action Points
Attending: Anthony Tuffery, Paul Tebay, John Frew, Hannah Gill, John Lawson, Leon McCaig, Ruth Paterson, Kathleen Picken, Colin Saul, John Womersley
Apologies: Sheila McKean (Gatehouse Musical Society; David McHale (GMS and Kbt. Development Trust); Jane Richardson (Kbt. Choral Society); Mike Duguid (Rotary)
Head Teacher’s perspective: to give all children of all abilities the opportunity to play music beyond the classroom in the widest range of settings. By bringing people from the town and further afield to the School, and Schoolchildren into the community, the School can be brought to the heart of the community and Kirkcudbright become as re-known for Art in its widest sense as for its Artists. The two-year funding from the Holywood Trust and other sources will be used for extracurricular tuition and performance and is a further step in building up music facilities, equipment and performance that began three years ago and it is hoped will continue for many years to come. Sustainability will therefore be a key consideration.
Points emerging from discussion: