Harrow Young Musicians organises musical activities for young people who live in and around Harrow. It has gained an enviable reputation for music making to a high level in a lively and friendly atmosphere.
Harrow Council is currently considering a proposal to withdraw, completely, the grant to Harrow Young Musicians.
Without funding HYM will cease to exist, or at least as we know it. Music School has always stood by the idea that its opportunities should be available to as many young people as possible, regardless of expense. If it were to remain open after losing the grant, the marked increase in fees necessary to sustain HYM would destroy the whole ethos that it has worked so hard to build. With the obvious benefits of such a scheme, this is an ethos that Harrow itself should be whole-heartedly endorsing.
HYM is not just a place to play incredible music. It is a place to make some great friends and share wonderful experiences. Harrow Young Musicians is a truly remarkable organisation; it is a community of students, teachers, helpers, parents. It is an organization that has benefited the wider community, and it would be a travesty to let it close.
Please sign this petition if you do not agree with the proposed funding cut to HYM by Harrow Council.