Our new Music Centre Project continues to make progress. We are working with Calderdale Council on an Asset Transfer scheme. If we are successful with this scheme, the council will transfer a piece of land to the band on a 125 year lease. We will then look to secure grant funding to enable us to build a purpose built music centre. The new music centre will become the home of the Elland Silver band organization. We will also look to expand our musical services to reach out to other members of the community.
Council officers have endorsed the proposals, and we have now been invited to develop these ideas into a final business plan, and to commit to the actions which will help make the project a success. Subject to completing this the Council will formally vote on the transfer early next year.
You can also download a copy of our latest bulletin Music Centre Update for AGM 23-6-16
If this project is successful then in a few years from now Elland will not only boast probably the best band ‘family’ in the country, but also a rehearsal facility to equal, and indeed better, any around. All ideas and suggestions to help make this a success are most welcome, please email the Project Lead, Dr Howard Varley