The wonderful Brass Academy Dalmellington in Ayrshire asked for our help to source more instruments for the children they teach. Read on and you will see why we had to help!

Their aim is to provide a full brass band music education to young children and people from across Ayrshire, all completely for free, particularly focusing on the more deprived areas around East Ayrshire. They provide free lessons for all children and nurture them into becoming musicians.

Dalmellington also provide the children with opportunities, such as the Scottish Championships in November when they compete against other youth bands in Scotland. This enhances their social skills away from their home environment and gives them a completely different musical experience.

The brass academy aim to continue this for as long as they financially can, and hope to give young people and children the opportunity to learn musical instruments in a brass band setting.