Local Band Awarded NSW Government Funding

A Baulkham Hills band is among 27 community bands across the state to share in $27,000 NSW Government funding to further develop their performance skills and musicianship.

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said the Hills Music Academy Senior Band of Baulkham Hills has received $1,500 towards its Christmas in July concert.

“Bands like this play such a big role in connecting our community and offering a platform for musicians of all ages and backgrounds,” Mr Elliott said.

“I’m proud the NSW Government continues at a local level to help community bands develop through workshops and youth camps, expand their reach with new concerts and make partnerships with bands from other regions.”

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said that of the 27 recipients of the 2017 Community Band Development Grants, 20 bands are from regional NSW and two are from western Sydney.

“The NSW Government is investing to help local bands expand their skills, gain new audiences and promote their activities,” Mr Harwin said.

The grants are administered by the peak organising body for community brass and concert  bands, the Band Association of NSW, on behalf of Arts NSW.

Formed in 1895, the Band Association of NSW is one of the oldest and longest serving volunteer organisations in the country and has been proudly supported by the NSW Government for more than 25 years.