Monday, 1 June 2009

I received this e-mail today from Amanda Carter, Community Fundraiser for West Yorkshire at Martin House...

"Chris, I hope you are well and enjoying our summer! You have been a fantastic support to Martin House and raised an amazing amount of money for us. We are organizing a Musical Talent Competition for the secondary schools in West Yorks for bands and vocalists, we expect the standard to be very high. The prize for the winning band will be to play on the Newcomers Stage at the 2010 Leeds Festival and the prize for the top vocalist will be to have a CD professionally produced and recorded. All the finalist will be spending the day with top professionals such as the Pigeons, Kaisers, Corin Bailey Ray, professional producers and talent scouts. We are intending it to be amazing! We do hope to raise a great deal of money for Martin House but at the same time we will be giving a tremendous opportunity to the kids in West Yorks schools. We don’t just want it to be about the winners we want the whole experience to be a very positive one from the very outset for ALL the schools and musicians. We are planning a big press launch in late Sept where we would like to invite all Directors of Education and the Heads of Music. I would very much appreciate your support. Kind Regards Amanda."

This is a brilliant initiative and I suspect every secondary school in Leeds will want to get involved. So watch this space!


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