Over the past 2 years, Councillor Trudy Dean has been an inspiration to the band, leading us into our now established routine of doing our best to bring music into local schools and to encourage children to learn musical instruments.
Trudy’s association with Eynsford Concert Band began in 2009 when we asked for her help in finding a venue for our world premier performance of “Herritage Suite”. Written and dedicated to the band by Dr. Nigel Clarke, the piece was inspired by the bronze sculpture by Sarah Cunnington entitled `Hope’, which is to be found on The Green in West Malling. With this in mind, Trudy set about ensuring that our premier performance of piece was set in the heart of West Malling. The performance took place on 10th October 2009 in the beautiful 500 year-old Tithe Barn.
Since then, Trudy has been instrumental in securing funding and creating the opportunity for us work with The Malling School to introduce pupils to music, to try out some musical instruments and to provide them with an opportunity to hear us perform.
We are very excited that Trudy has agreed to be our Honorary Patron and look forward to working on many future projects with her.
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