Hello and welcome to Sounds of… a podcast created by Drum and Brass, with the support of Arts Council England. In today’s episode we hear John Sinclair talking to Julie Hoggarth, founder of Drum and Brass. In 2019 Julie moved from Leicester to the working class village of Tebay, in Cumbria where she has established a brass band for young people to learn to play cornets, horns and trombones, and to learn the skills needed to be part of a community. In this episode we hear the progress of the Melody Makers Band over a 5 month period and Julie outlines the ways in which she keeps the children engaged through the difficult first two years of learning to play an instrument. Her project has been supported financially by Cumbria Community Foundation, Eden Arts and Culture Development fund and Arts Council England.
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