Charity of the Year 2019
In 2019 we are pleased to be supporting
TAYM (“Thornbury Area Youth Music”)
Here is a little more information about them:
In 2012 the local authority announced that it was closing its Saturday morning music centre at Marlwood School, Alveston. Over the summer a charitable trust was set up, and Saturday youth music carried on at Marlwood. Since becoming independent, Thornbury Area Youth Music Trust has gone from strength to strength.
Based today in Manorbrook School in Thornbury, and more than 100 children from the age of 4-18 make music with us on a Saturday morning in term time, with groups ranging from early years to the senior orchestra.
Their innovative Let’s Playscheme is unique in the region and is introducing the next generation of youngsters to “proper” musical instruments. With over 70 under-10s enjoying music on a Saturday, the future for youth music in our area is bright.
TAYM is run entirely by parent trustees and volunteers. With the decline in musical opportunities in primary and secondary schools, it’s vital to them that all the young people of the area have access to music on their doorstep at affordable prices without having to travel further afield.
Please take a look at their website for further information: Thornbury Area Youth Music