May 21, 2010
NLA donates $40,000 to Sion Hill Euphonium

The Sion Hill Euphonium is now well placed to make a successful bid in their defense of the junior and senior panorama titles this year, with the donation of $40,000 by the National Lottery Authority.{{more}}

According to Warren Knights, band leader for the Sion Hill pan side, the donation will be used to purchase new instruments from Trinidad.

A portion of the funding will cover costs associated with the Euphonium’s summer training programme.

Knights alluded to the fact that it was the longest running programme of its kind and, according to him, the most successful, having trained over 500 youths since its inception.(DD)