North Powys Youth Music - DISSOLUTION OF NORTH POWYS YOUTH MUSIC TRUST

During 2014 and 2015 North Powys Youth Music Trust consulted about its future with members, parents and stakeholders. This followed on from a year-on-year reduction in our core funding from Powys County Council and, although we were fortunate to receive several generous grants and donations, it still left a funding gap which proved extremely difficult to fill. A unanimous decision by the Committee was therefore taken to dissolve the Trust on April 30th 2015.

This marks a very sad time for us all; the end of over two decades enabling, organising and funding music provision for children and young people in Montgomeryshire. The Trust is indebted to all past players, parents, committee members, patrons, musical directors, tutors, rehearsal supervisors, volunteers, administrators, schools and funders who have supported us over the years. This has been absolutely vital and hugely appreciated.

Thankfully music provision is continuing under the auspices of the Friends of North Powys Youth Band and the Friends of North Powys Youth Orchestra (the latter being renamed Montgomeryshire Youth Music). Their contact details for future reference are:

Friends of North Powys Youth Band
Eifion Thomas
Scafell
Milford
Newtown
Powys SY16 3HQ
eifionthomas@hotmail.com

Friends of North Powys Youth Orchestra
(Montgomeryshire Youth Music)
Karen Ramsey
23 Lloyd Street
Oswestry
Shropshire SY11 1NL
englishclasses@hotmail.com

North Powys Youth Music Trust wishes both organisations all the best in their endeavours and very much hopes that youth music will continue to develop and flourish under their leadership.