Bathgate sponsorship deal will support young players’ attendance at NYBBS

Thursday 4 April 2024

A new sponsorship deal with a major telecoms service provider will facilitate Bathgate Band’s young musicians’ attendance at this summer’s National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) residential course at Strathallan School, Perthshire.

Bathgate-based The Clarus Networks Group’s partnership with the band not only underscores its dedication to cultural and educational development but also shines a spotlight on the pivotal role of music in nurturing the potential of young individuals.

The NYBBS summer school offers young musicians an extraordinary opportunity to learn from some of the UK's finest brass musicians, fostering not only their musical talents but also creating a strong sense of community and camaraderie among participants.

The programme culminates in a concert that showcases the skills and progress of all involved, celebrating the rich musical heritage of Scotland.

Derek Phillips, managing director of The Clarus Networks Group, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership. "We are honoured to support the Bathgate Band and its young musicians as they embark on the NYBBS programme,” he said.

“This initiative aligns perfectly with our values of fostering talent and supporting our local communities. We look forward to seeing the incredible impact this opportunity will have on the participants and the broader community.”

Derek Brown, vice president of the Bathgate Band, shared the significance of this sponsorship. “The generous support of this company is a monumental boost for our young musicians. It ensures that financial constraints do not hinder their opportunity to participate in this invaluable NYBBS learning experience.

“This sponsorship is a testament to the power of community and corporate partnership in elevating youth development through the arts.”

Bathgate Band, established in 1842, is one of Scotland's oldest and most respected brass bands. With a legacy of musical excellence and community involvement, the band has been a cornerstone of cultural life in Scotland. The partnership with The Clarus Networks Group will enhance the band's ability to support its young members' musical education and development, ensuring that the tradition of brass band music in Scotland continues to thrive.

Derek added: “By sponsoring the Bathgate Band's NYBBS programme, The Clarus Networks Group will play a pivotal role in supporting the development of young musicians, contributing to the cultural richness of the community, and preserving the legacy of one of Scotland's historic musical institutions.

“This partnership not only highlights the importance of corporate support for the arts but also sets an example for how businesses can contribute to the enrichment of their communities and the development of young talent.”


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