Foundation provides funds for Fife High School musicians!
18/01/2011On Wednesday evening (21 September) at East End Park, Dunfermline, the Mary Leishman Foundation again did what it is getting very good at - giving away money!
On this occasion, there were recipients from 15 secondary schools across Fife, most having one young musician and one or two with multiple representatives. Schools had been asked to nominate worthy young musicians for a cash award from the Foundation.
|The Foundation was pleased to host an array of young musical talent from across Fife on Wednesday 21 September at East End Park.
On this occasion, there were recipients from 15 secondary schools across Fife, most having one young musician and one or two with multiple representatives. Schools had been asked to nominate worthy young musicians for a cash award from the Foundation. The young people attended with parents and other supporters as well as a member of school staff.
The Foundation was represented by Jim, Alex, Billy and Janice. Jim and Alex introduced the event telling the audience about the background of the Foundation and its purposes.
Graeme Wilson, Music Services Manager of Fife Council Education Service then introduced each recipient with a short biog. highlighting the achievements and in many cases the intended use of the award.
Our picture shows all of the winners along with Trustees.
Balwearie: Michael Allan, flute, auditioning for music college and having extra lessons to help.
Connor Wilcox using his award to help fund fees for his recent acceptance onto the Junior RSAMD course in Glasgow.
Inverkeithing: Erin Hunter, S3 a singer song writer who has performed at charity events and assemblies. Looking to buy her own guitar.
Buckhaven: Jimmy Cook, sixth year pupil, guitarist and keen to further his studies. Hopes to become a guitar teacher.
Lochgelly: Nathashia Melville, a long time member and supporter of music activities in school and at Fife Youth Concert Band. She hopes to take a degree course in music at university.
Kirkcaldy: Head Girl Emily Ward (a great Pars fan!) aims to study English and History at St Andrews University meanwhile being a committed pianist. Working towards her next piano exam.
Beath: Christopher Livingstone, another pianist learning for only three years and already at Garde 8 level. Using his award to purchase advanced piano music.
St Columba’s: using the award to purchase African Drums and percussion which will benefit a wide range of children in the Music Department.
St Andrew’s: Shannon McAlister, a promising young singer who won the school?s St Andrew?s Got Talent during last session. Hopes to access singing lessons.
Waid: Kieran Lambie (KL), a clarinettist for many years and a great supporter of and ambassador for music in the Waid community and area.
Queen Anne: Stuart Miller, S6 flute player, hoping to study the instrument at RSAMD. Member of FifeYouth Orchestra and Concert Band and hopes to buy a new flute.
Glenwood: Peter Morton, a sixth year saxophonist and pianist strongly supports school music making groups and also helps with classroom support in music.
Aims to join the police but hopes to be able to continue playing. Planning to buy his own saxophone.
Kirkland: Alan Graham, a highly successful Advanced Higher pupil and school music and drama participant. Alan wrote a script for one of the school’s shows while also playing bass guitar in the band.
Glenrothes: Stacy Ramsay is a pupil who excels in voice and won the local Rotary club vocal award last year. She is a highly motivated pupil and takes part in school extra curricular activities.
Woodmill: Callum Robinson, an S5 talented saxophonist, often playing at school concerts. Has just become a member of Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra and hopes to use his award to pursue further studies or purchase an instrument.
Auchmuty: Ben Light wishes to fund private piano lessons.
Karen McKay, cellist, auditioning for music college and hopes to but music and fund extra tuition.
Thomas Urch, hoping to buy a new bass guitar.
Congratulations to all the recipients and best wishes for the future, from the Mary Leishman Foundation.