Aims and Objectives of the Napton Music Festival Trust
- To promote and hold a series of events that will be music or mainly music orientated in the Parish of Napton on the Hill or its environs
- To encourage live musical acts and performances
- To make available from time to time a proportion of any surplus funds:
- To national or international charities or organisations
- To local charities
- To local voluntary bodies and worthy causes
The Trustees over-riding consideration in applying surplus funds will be to provide benefit to the residents of the Parish of Napton on the Hill and surrounding areas.
The Napton Music festival Trust invites applications for small grants from young people, schools or organisations to enhance music development and learning. Specifically this would be to help with the purchase of musical instruments or equipment or for helping to provide music lessons.
Applicants must live within a 5 mile radius of Napton to be considered for a grant.
Application Forms can be downloaded by clicking here and sent to:
Napton Music Festival Trust
We look forward to receiving applications...
Board of Trustees
SUCCESSFUL GRANT APPLICATIONS
Grant to Harbury Primary School. The Music Trust presented Harbury Primary School with 12 Glockenspiels to support Y4 students.
A grant was given to St Lawrence School, Napton, to purchase 5 start guitars for their music development.
Amelia Williamson received a grant of £250 to purchase a new flute. She had been playing a second hand flute which was starting to lose the keys. She has been receiving lessons and absolutely loves playing and makes her feel happy.
Clarissa Hands received a grant of £250 to purchase an electro acoustic guitar and /or a keyboard to help with her music productions. Clarissa is currently studying Music Performance in Birmingham.
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Southam were awarded a grant of £210 to support music lessons within the school. In addition 3 Presto Classical Music Vouchers were given to pupils to encourage them to take an interest in music at an early stage in their primary education.
St Lawrence School - New Music Facility
Following a successful application the Trust granted the school some of the funds needed to build a new music facility. The pupils have named this building the "Tardis". Previously music lessons were held in the kitchen of the school!
Napton Parish Church
A grant was given to the church to support the community and local actitivities
The Arc School
A musical instrument called a "Skoog" (a customisable electronic musical instrument that has been designed to be inclusive and accessible especially to those unable to play conventional musical instruments) was given to the school.
10 AFRICAN DRUMS FOR THE PRIORS SCHOOL, PRIORS MARSTON
A grant to purchase 10 African Drums was given to Priors Marston School. The Head, Gary Murrell said " We wish to expose all the pupils to as many different music forms around the world as we can and showcase their learned skills during plays and concerts for parents and our local community. Teaching African drumming is an exciting way for the pupils to learn rhythms and work together as a team."
Presenting the drums to the children was Trustee, Linda Scott, OBE.
£1000 FOR NAPTON ST LAWRENCE CHURCH
A donation of £1000 has been given towards the running costs of St Lawrence Church in Napton as a place of music as well as worship, and an important part of the local community. The photo shows Jayne Owens on behalf of the church receiving the cheque from Trustee Linda Scott OBE and Chairman Howard Davies.
FOUR GUITARS FOR BISHOPS ITCHINGTON SCHOOL
A gift of four three quarter size guitars has been given to Bishops Itchington School for pupils to use in music lessons. The picture show the Headteacher, Richard Hawkins, on the left, Trustee Gordon Clarke, in the centre and appreciative pupils and their music teacher, Chris Reynolds.
GRANT TO NAPTON TODDLER GROUP
A grant of £200.00 has been given to the Napton Toddler Group to purchase music related toddler instruments. The picture shows, from the left, Alice Little, who is the chairman of the Napton Toddler Group, Trustees Linda Scott OBE and Chairman Howard Davies, and one of the many mothers, Kerry Wetherall, and just three of the many toddlers the group attracts.
GRANT TO NAPTON ST LAWRENCE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Following an application, another grant of £250 has been given to St Lawrence CE Primary School in Napton.
The picture shows the cheque being presented by Linda Scott OBE Trustee to head teacher John Brine, who said "We will use the money to provide teaching resources to all staff, ensuring that all children have good quality music lessons"
GRANT TO BISHOPS ITCHINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
A grant of £250.00 has been given to Bishops Itchington Primary School to subsidise music lessons for pupils. The school strongly supports the provision of music and employ teachers to teach guitar, flute, brass and singing. Pictured are Headteacher Mr Richard Hawkins, pupils who will benefit, Linda Scott OBE Trustee.
GRANT TO LONG ITCHINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
Following an application from the school 3 guitars have been purchased by the Trust to enable a supervised music club to be set up during lunch time. In addition funds were given for lessons for 1 particular child. Pictured are pupils participating in a guitar lesson with the guitar teacher Chris Butler, Music Co-ordinator Sally Hibbs and Linda Scott OBE from the Trust.
Chris said "There is a lot of evidence linking the learning of a musical instrument and an increase in academic performance across all subjects and areas of the curriculum. It has been shown that learning an instrument can help with the development of a child's brain which is why I think it can be really beneficial to education as a whole. Guitar is versatile instrument with enough depth to cover all abilities and a wide range of musical genres, and so is excellent for a child to begin their musical journey!"
Headteacher Mrs Phyllis King said "We are delighted that with the funding we have received from the Napton Musical Festival Trust, more children at our school are able to access instruments and taught music lessons. Thank you from all of us at Long Itchington C of E primary school"
HELP FOR LOCAL YOUNG MUSICIAN
Pictured is 14 year old Leonard Eadon of Paddock Close, Napton receiving a cheque from Napton Festival Music Trust Chairman, Howard Davies.
Leonard wrote to the Festival Trust after attending this year’s Napton Music Festival asking for any financial help the Trust could give him to further his passion for playing the drums.
Leonard needed to add to his ever expanding acoustic drum kit which sits alongside a very nice Yamaha electric drum kit.
Leonard explained the need specifically for an acoustic snare drum which will enhance the kit significantly as he heads towards Level 6 following the Rock School Drums learning programme.
Linda Scott OBE, Trustee of the Napton Music Festival Trust, is also pictured in the presentation. Linda, who was Chief Executive of a Leamington based national Charity, encouraging students into engineering, said what a pleasure it was to again start helping young people achieve their objectives. Linda added that the Trust would be setting up a small local scheme so money raised through the Napton Music Festival could be used in a positive way to help young people and schools in the area.
Leonard, who has ambitions to form a band in the future and enjoys a range of drum styles, is taught by Jack Gammon who lives in Warwick.
The Napton Festival Trustees wish Leonard every success in his future as a student and musician.
Howard Davies, Linda Scott, Gordon Clarke Trustees of the Napton Music Festival Trust