Hills Music Academy Awarded NSW Government Grant

The Hills Music Academy is one of 15 NSW-based bands that will share in a total of $15,000 in NSW Government funding to support and promote performing in community bands in NSW.

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said he was thrilled that The Hills Music Academy has receiving funding to promote their work and grow their audience.

“The $500 grant will allow the Academy their skills and talent at the Orange Blossom Festival Gala Concert,” Mr Elliott said.

“This gala is expected to involve more than 600 musicians and see an attendance of over 700 people.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, said the grants support local musicians to develop their musicianship and performance skills, and encourage more people to participate in community bands.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is a proud supporter of this funding program which encourages local talent and an appreciation of both playing and listening to music,” Mr Grant said.

“Community bands play an important role in the development of musicians across the State and this funding supports their endeavours to promote their work to a wider audience.”

Arts NSW is the NSW Government’s arts policy and funding body – www.arts.nsw.gov.au.

The Band Association of NSW is the peak organising body for community and school brass and wind bands in NSW. Further information on the Band Association of NSW is available from http://nswbands.com/wordpress/