Bursary Scheme

One of the aims of BMM, along with encouraging people to listen to music and make music, is to raise money which can be spent facilitating music making. 

Bursary Certificate

In 2017, after discussions with the Head of Music at John Taylor High School (JTHS), we decided to devote some of the money we raised to award bursaries of £300 to individual pupils to enable them to pay for music lessons thereby further developing their talent. These are inspired by the memory of our first very talented accompanist Pam Pryce who was with us at the beginning of BMM and had done much to encourage young musicians.  She sadly died in 2017 and it was felt a very fitting tribute to a much respected and greatly missed friend of Barton Music Makers.

In 2018 we expanded our bursary scheme to include Thomas Russell Junior School awarding bursaries of £180 for pupils playing the clarinet.  The funds will pay for instrument hire and tuition to develop their playing.

In 2019 we extended our investment in musical development with a donation to Thomas Russell Infant School.

Bursary certificates are presented at the Annual General Meeting each year.

Our awards to date

John Taylor High School

In 2019-20 four bursaries were awarded to Ellie (classical singing), Harriet  (flute), Jessica (clarinet) and Sarah (singing).

In 2018-19 four bursaries were awarded to Elizabeth (piano and violin), Grace (piano), Harry (flute) and James (piano and violin).  They have all played at one or more of our events.

The 2017-18 three bursaries were awarded to Jacob, Connor and Ben.  They have performed in BMM concerts gaining valuable experience of public performance and providing members and the wider community with the chance to see and hear how our fundraising is being used.

Thomas Russell Junior School

In 2019-20 three bursaries for the clarinet were awarded to Connie, Ellisia  and Harry.

In 2018-19 two bursaries for the clarinet were awarded to Caitlin and Elsie.

Thomas Russell lnfants’ School

In 2018-2019 we purchased 15 sets of 8 chime bars for use across the school at a cost of £322.20.     .